UCL Health of the Public


UCL Creative Health Community Early Career Researcher Event


Chaired by Dr Karen Mak (Creative Health Community ECR lead), this event brought together early career researchers from across UCL working on the intersections between arts, creativity and community-based approaches to health to network and discuss opportunities for collaboration.


14:30 – 14:35: Warm welcome and introduction

14:35 - 15:20 Speed-networking

15:20 – 15:30: Break

15:30 – 16:00: Roundtable discussion (20 mins discussion + 10 mins feedback)

16:00 – 16:25: Activity – how are we connected with each other?

16:25 - 16: 30: Wrap up

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Join our Creative Health Community Teams Site to receive regular updates on the latest creative health news, events and funding opportunities that relate to the cross-disciplinary research taking place across UCL. Please note you must be a UCL researcher or student to sign-up as this is an internal network.

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About us

Community-based approaches to public health are increasingly recognised as a key vehicle for tackling health inequalities. The UK’s new Office for Health Improvement and Disparities reports that with around 80% of a person’s long-term health dictated not by the care they receive but by the wider social determinants of health, tackling health inequity requires a coordinated and integrated approach across local, regional and national systems, and importantly communities. Asset-based approaches to health, including the expansion of social prescribing, offer new routes to connecting individuals with sources of support within their communities to address health prevention and health promotion.

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.