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Research programme: Arts and creativity

Nick PollardThe aim of this research programme is to bring together and establish collaborations between researchers, practitioners and service users interested in the relationship between Arts, creativity and mental health.

Nick Pollard, DipCOT, MA, MSc (OT), PGCE, research coordinator for occupational therapy in the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at Sheffield Hallam University, is the lead for this research programme.  Areas the group is interested to explore are: an occupational science perspective on arts and creativity as occupation; therapeutic engagement in the arts, media and creativity; community development through the arts, media and creativity; thinking and learning creatively; and research methods using creative media.