Katherine Taylor

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Katherine Taylor

Fellow’s Profile

Katherine Taylor

Arts in healthcare pioneers: informing and supporting the Greater Manchester devolution

Fellowship

Focus

Embedding arts programmes into healthcare provision at community and health service levels

Fellowship year

2017

Locality

North West

Biography

My Fellowship focused on arts and health practice, building on my existing research links in Finland and the USA. I have continued practising as clinical psychologist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and added, as a result of my Fellowship, a new role managing the GM i-THRIVE Arts, Culture and Mental Health programme across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. This programme is the only one of its kind in the national THRIVE service transformation. My Fellowship and Report enabled its development. Since my Fellowship I have provided evidence at a House of Lords roundtable, presented in Brussels to an EU special interest group and delivered international keynotes. Following clinical training, I became interested in improving understanding of the myriad roles that culture and the arts play in health and wellbeing. This was due to personal experiences and witnessing the benefits of the arts on people I have worked with professionally. I have researched arts, health and wellbeing in mental health, dementia and children's services, as well as the potential of culture and the arts in public health, for example through education and public engagement.

Activity

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Activity

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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