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Dr Hannah Waterson

Hannah is Research and Policy Manager at the National Centre for Creative Health where she promotes evidence-based policy and practice, helping foster the conditions for creative health to be integral to health and social care and wider systems.

After completing a PhD related to health promotion and policy, Hannah worked in policy research and media roles before joining the University of Manchester as a lecturer in healthcare sciences, working on research and evaluation of a range of projects related to public health and health inequalities. There she developed an interest in creative health, co-developing and delivering a course on arts and public health.

As an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London, Hannah works with the Culture Nature Health Research Group on the UKRI Mobilising Community Assets to Tackle Health Inequalities research programme, supporting the analysis of findings from projects funded by this multi-phase programme. The research aims to support the levelling up agenda and offer new insights into ensuring that community assets are valued and better integrated into UK health systems. Hannah also supports dissertation students on the UCL MASc in Creative Health