Speakers and Facilitators

We’re pleased to be working with experts, researchers and practitioners in the arts and health sectors to deliver Aesop Institute. Each member of the Aesop Institute team will be sharing their knowledge and practice as well as offering mentoring and support to Aesop Institute students during the residentials and whilst completing their work-based portfolio for assessment.

Aesop Institute Co-Directors

Tim Joss – Chief Executive and Founder, Aesop – Profile

Stephen Clift – Centre Director, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health –  Profile

 

Canterbury Christ Church University, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing 

Trish Vella-Burrows – Principal Research Fellow, Sidney De Haan Research Centre; Director of Research, Nick Ewbank Associates  – Profile

Esther Coren – Assistant Director of Research, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health – Profile

Lian Wilson – Research Assistant, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health; Creative Director, Tamalpa UK  – Profile

Vivien Ellis – Associate, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health; Singing Leader, The Dragon Café – Profile

Angus McLewin – Associate, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health; Consultant on Arts & Social Policy; Coordinator of the Repository for Arts & Health Resources  – Profile

Carrie Jackson – Director of the England Centre for Practice Development – Profile

Eleni Hatzidimitriadou -Professor of Community Psychology and Public Mental Health; Head of Research and Enterprise

Sue Holmes – Lecturer – Work-Based Facilitator, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work – Profile

 

Guest Speakers

Jo Burns – Founder and Senior Associate, BOP Consulting – Profile

Vivienne Parry OBE –Broadcaster, conference chair, journalist and board member of UK Research and Innovation  – Profile

Laura Boyd – Deputy Director, NHS Innovation Accelerator – Profile

John McMahon – Senior Manager, Policy and Research Arts Council England