Well-being and the Arts

Well-being and the Arts

The Well-being and the Arts strand draws together researchers from various disciplines (including art, design, performance, photography, literature and history) who are interested in the contribution creative subjects can make to our understanding and enhancement of health and wellbeing. It is led by Professor Louise Moody.

The theme seeks to:

  • Take a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing health and well-being issues
  • Undertake creative practice that seeks to explore, understand, communicate and promote well-being
  • Develop new interventions and solutions
  • Embed co-creation and participatory approaches

Our research is wide ranging from creative exploration of key health and wellbeing themes, to data generation (through visualisation, prototyping, and co-creation methodologies), to designing and developing solutions. 

Our research is developing in the following areas:

  • Exploration and Representation of Experiences: Research that seeks to explore, understand and improve awareness of issues related to wellbeing
  • Communication and Information: Research that seeks to enhances the communication and promotion of health and well-being
  • Design for Health: Research that involves the design and evaluation of products, fashion, services, systems, and spaces that promote wellbeing
  • Wellbeing through the Arts: Creative practice as an individual or community intervention that can support well-being

The theme offers the following research capabilities:

  • Qualitative and creative approaches to data collection and analysis
  • Co-creation and participatory approaches
  • Design and development processes
  • Testing and evaluation of solutions

For research enquiries, please email camc.fah@coventry.ac.uk


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