Emily Jenkins

Fellow’s Profile

Emily Jenkins

Fellow’s Profile

Emily Jenkins

Innovating cancer support services with dance and movement

Fellowship

Focus

Delivering training programmes using dance to support cancer patients

Fellowship year

2020

Biography

I design, implement and artistically lead original dance projects. I have worked within participatory dance for over a decade, facilitating countless dance experiences and creating many opportunities for dance engagement. In 2016 I founded Move Dance Feel, a community interest company offering dance to women affected by cancer, and I work in partnership with leading cancer support centres to incorporate dance into their care programmes. I am also a Dance for Health committee member for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and as a specialist in this field I am regularly invited to present my research findings nationally and internationally. The purpose of my Fellowship is to further explore the rehabilitative potential of dance in cancer care – connecting with other specialists in dance, health and exercise and with cancer specialists worldwide – and to use my findings to inform a new training programme in the UK for professionals working in both the dance and the health sectors.

Activity

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Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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