UCL Health of the Public


Creative Health Community Event

Following the successful launch of the Creative Health Community at the end of 2021, UCL Health of the Public hosted an event at the end of March 2022 to bring the community together in person. 

Creative health

Chaired by Professor Helen Chatterjee and Dr Lorna Collins (Creative Health Community academic leads), the aim of the event was to bring together researchers from across UCL working on the intersections between arts, creativity and community-based approaches to health and discuss opportunities for collaboration.


  • Prof Monica Lakhanpaul (UCL GOS Institute of Child Health)
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  • Dr Humera Iqbal (UCL Institute of Education)
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  • Dr Carrie Ryan (Anthropology)

  • Dr Alison McKinlay (Institute of Epidemiology & Health)

  • Dr Sonya Sharma (Thomas Coram Research Unit, IOE).
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About us

The Creative Health Community aims to bring together researchers from across UCL whose work focuses on health creation and understanding creative approaches to reducing health disparities. The National Centre for Creative Health defines Creative Health as ‘creating the conditions and opportunities for arts, creativity and culture to be embedded in the health of the public’. Within our Community we expand this to include all asset-based approaches to health including nature and the outdoors, the built environment, design and architecture, laws and beyond. We welcome anyone from biomedicine, the sciences (life, physical, population, social, historical), engineering, education, arts and humanities to join forces to explore how asset-based approaches to health can be harnessed to improve the health of the public.