VIRTUAL LECTURE: Creative Health: how arts, creativity and social prescribing support health equity
25 January 2021
Join us on 11 May at 1pm for a fascinating lecture on how creative health can reduce the significant health inequalities that exist in the UK and abroad.
The COVID pandemic has highlighted significant inequalities within and between communities across the UK and beyond.
This talk will shed light on the value of developing ‘creative health’ partnerships which harness the collective power of arts, nature and creativity, in collaboration with health, social care and third sector services, through social prescribing and the deployment of community assets (such as museums, libraries and parks) to support health equity.
This ethos is captured in UCL’s new MASc in Creative Health, which seeks to create a new generation of socially-engaged scholars and practitioners to meet the needs of a changing health, social care and voluntary third sector, where personalised care, social prescribing, health equity and the patient experience are mainstreamed into public health.
Speaker: Prof Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology in UCL Biosciences and UCL Arts & Sciences
Prof Chatterjee's research includes evidencing the impact of natural and cultural participation on health.
She is an Advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts and Health, Chairs the Royal Society for Public Health’s SIG in Arts and Health and is a Founding Trustee of the National Centre for Creative Health.
Her interdisciplinary research has won a range of awards including a Special Commendation from Public Health England for Sustainable Development and the 2018 AHRC-Wellcome Health Humanities Medal and Leadership Award; she received an MBE in 2015 for Services to Higher Education and Culture.