Health Humanities Symposium 2022
Wellbeing and Practice of Health Professionals: Application of Health Humanities for research and education
Friday 21 October, 2022, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia (UWA)
The UWA School of Allied Health, Health Professions Education and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery are delighted to invite academics and practitioners to the UWA Health Humanities Research Group Symposium. This one-day hybrid symposium will share examples of local, national and international Health Humanities research and also involve hands-on workshops illustrating educational approaches of Narrative Medicine and Object Based Learning.
Attendees can join online or face-to-face.
The full event program is now available.
Call for poster abstracts
Abstracts must align with the theme of the symposium 'Wellbeing and Practice of Health Professionals: Application of Health Humanities for research and education'. All abstract submissions will be reviewed, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a poster for the symposium.
- Abstract submissions due: Friday 19 August, 2022
- Authors notified of outcome: Friday, 9 September 2022
Professor Paul Crawford, University of Nottingham
‘What’s Up With Everyone? Creative Health, Practice and the Public'
Paul Crawford is Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH).
As founding father of the global and rapidly developing field of health humanities, Professor Crawford leads a large program of research in applying the arts and humanities to inform and transform healthcare, health and wellbeing.
He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed articles or chapters and 14 books, most recently Mental Health Literacy and Young People (Emerald, 2022), Cabin Fever: Surviving Lockdown in the Coronavirus Pandemic (Emerald, 2021), Florence Nightingale at Home (Palgrave, 2020), and The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities (Palgrave, 2020).
He is the commissioning editor for two series, Arts for Health (Emerald) and Routledge Studies in Literature and Health Humanities (Routledge) and is lead Editor-in-Chief for The Encyclopedia of Health Humanities (Springer).
Dr Claire Hooker
How can acting and theatre skills support health professions education?
Associate Professor Emily Brink
Modelling Disease: Wax Specimens and the Study of Illness in the Nineteenth Century
Dr Francesco De Toni
How we talk about health: exploring trends in emotional language about health and illness in online discourse
Dr Nicole Shepherd et al
Speculative Pathology: A Medical Humanities Teaching Initiative
Dr Leanne Fried et al
More than an Arts Class: Promoting Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Young People
The Changing Experience of Clinical Empathy for Australian Medical Professionals
- Prof Sandra Carr
- Janice Lally
- Dr Kiah Evans
- Weilin Chi