Speakers at Assessing the Efficacy of Arts Work include Dr Ann Henry who will present examples of quantitative research and The Revd Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE who will examine qualitative research.
Forensic psychologist, Dr Ann Henry, has been working for the last two years in the NHS with offenders with mental health problems. Her research covers work with Playing for Time Theatre Company at HMP West Hill, using psychological measures to determine what impact taking part in the project had on prisoners.
The Revd Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE, Professor of Applied Music at Winchester has published widely in the area of music and healing. Her presentation will examine the underpinning philosophies of action research and ethnography and methodologies for qualitative analysis such as grounded theory and discourse and narrative analysis.
Commissioning bodies, particularly in healthcare settings, are more likely to engage with arts projects where trustworthy, clear, beneficial outcomes can be demonstrated, particularly where there is a potential for cost saving, explained Elizabeth Scott-Hall, Research Centre Administrator. There is a perceived need for a wider knowledge of robust evaluative strategies.
Assessing the Efficacy of Arts Work will take place on Wednesday 5 December from 5-7pm in Main Building 5, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR. For further details or to reserve a free place please contact Elizabeth.Scott-Hall@winchester.ac.uk This seminar builds on Arts as Wellbeing: the Changing Landscape held at the University in September.
Additional details about the Centre for Research into the Arts as Wellbeing at the University of Winchester can be found on www.winchester.ac.uk