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Biography

Norma Daykin is Professor of Arts as Wellbeing in the Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing, part of the University's Health and Wellbeing Research Group. She is a social scientist known for her research on arts, health and wellbeing. Her research has spanned a wide range of topics, from the impact of hospital design on patient wellbeing through to the impact of participatory arts in mental health, primary care, community and justice settings.

She is also a musician who draws on her experiences as a music leader and performer to inform knowledge exchange and best practice development.

Norma's current research includes the What Works Wellbeing Culture and Sport Evidence Review Programme funded by the ESRC.

 

She has twice received the Royal Society of Public Health’s award for arts and health research.

Areas of expertise

Arts, health and wellbeing

Publications

  • Daykin, N., DeViggiani, N., Moriarty, Y. & Pilkington P., Music making for health and wellbeing in youth justice settings: mediated affordances and the impact of context and social relations, Sociology of Health and Illness, 39(6), forthcoming July 2017.
  • Daykin, N. (2017) Arts, Health and Wellbeing: a social inquiry. In Stickley, T. & Clift, S. (eds) Arts, Health & Wellbeing: A Theoretical Inquiry. Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Daykin, N., Walters, D., Ball, K., et al. (2016). Arts and Dementia: Using Participatory Music Making to Improve Acute Dementia Care in Hospital Environments: An Exploratory Study. University of Winchester.
  • Daykin, N., Gray, K., McCree, M. and Willis, J. (2016) Creative and credible evaluation for arts, health and wellbeing: opportunities and challenges of co-production. Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.
  • Stickley, T., Parr, H., Atkinson, S., Daykin, N., Clift, S., De Nora, T., Hacking, S, Camic, P., Joss, T., White, T. and Hogan, S. (2016) Arts, health and wellbeing. Reflections on a seminar series and building a UK research network. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.
  • Daykin, N. and Joss, T. (2016) Arts, Health and Wellbeing, An Evaluation Framework. Public Health England/ University of Winchester/ Aesop. January 2016, PHE publications gateway number: 2015595.
  • Daykin, N. & Stickley T. (2015) 'The role of Qualitative Research in Arts and Health', in S Clift & P Camic (ed). Oxford Textbook of Arts, Health and Well-being. Oxford University Press.
  • Roulstone, S.E., Marshall, J.E., Powell, G.G., Goldbart, J., Wren, Y.E., Coad, J., Daykin, N., Powell, J.E., Lascelles, L, Hollingworth, W., Emond, A., Peters, T.J, Pollock, J.I., Fernandes, C., Moultrie, J., Harding, S.A., Morgan, L., Hambly, H.F., Parker, N.K,, Coad, R.A. (2015) 'Child Talk. Evidence based intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairments – an exploratory mixed methods study.' Programme Grants for Applied Research, Volume 3, Issue 5, August 2015, ISSN 2050-4322.NIHR Report No: DOI 10.3310/pgfar03050
  • Daykin, N. & Jones, M. (2015). 'Sociology' in J. Naidoo & J. Wills (Eds). Health Studies. London: Palgrave.
  • Daykin, N. & Bunt, L. (2014). 'Music as a resource for health and wellbeing.' I Söderback (ed). International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions. Springer.
  • Clift, S., Page, S., Daykin, N. & Peasgood, E. The Work of the Military Wives Choirs Foundation: An Evaluation November 2014. Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.
  • Daykin, N., Attwood, M., & Willis, J. (2013) 'Supporting Arts and Health Evaluation: Report of a UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership.' Journal of Applied Arts in Health 4 (2). pp. 179-190. ISSN 2040-2457
  • Daykin, N., de Viggiani, N. Moriarty, Y. & Pilkington, P. (2013) 'Music making for health, well-being and behaviour change in youth justice settings: a systematic review'. Health Promot. Int. (2013) 28 (2): 197-210. doi: 10.1093/heapro/das005
  • Daykin, N. (2012) 'Developing social models for music and health research: a case study of research in a mental healthcare setting'. In R MacDonald, G Kreutz, & L Mitchell, (eds) Music, Health and Wellbeing. Oxford University Press
  • McClean, S., Daykin, N. & Bunt, L. (2012) 'The Healing and Spiritual Properties of Music Therapy at a Cancer Care Centre'. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 18 (4), 402-407
  • Renton, A., Phillips, G., Daykin, N., & Yu, G. (2012) 'Think of your art-eries: Arts participation, behavioural cardiovascular risk factors and mental well-being in deprived communities in London'. Public Health. 1 2. 6. S 5 7 eS 6 4. Available online 4 July 2012. Read it online.
  • Bunt, L. & Daykin, N. (2012) 'An Evaluative Survey of Music Therapy Provision in Children's Hospices in the UK'. Report to Jessie's Fund. UWE Bristol, 6 April 2012.
  • De Viggiani, N., Daykin, N., Moriarty, Y. & Pilkington, P. (2012) 'An exploratory study of young people in the Criminal Justice System engaged with a creative music programme'. UWE, Bristol 28/6.13.
  • Daykin, N. Moriarty, Y., de Viggiani, N., Pilkington, P. (2011). 'Evidence Review: Music Making with Young Offenders and Young People at Risk of Offending'. Report for Youth Music. UWE Bristol.
  • Clift, S.M., Camic, P. M. & Daykin, N. (2010). 'Editorial: The arts and global health inequalities'. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2(1), 3-7.
  • Daykin, N., Byrne, E., Soteriou, T. & O'Connor, S. (2010). 'Using Arts to Enhance Mental Healthcare Environments: Findings from Qualitative Research'. Arts and Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice. 2 (1):33-46.
  • Bunt, L. & Daykin, N. (2010) 'Preludes': A Bristol based primary school music participation and education project. September 2010. Bristol: University of the West of England
  • Daykin, N., Byrne, E., Soteriou, T. & O'Connor, S. (2010). 'Arts and Mental Health: Enhancing Mental Healthcare Environments'. World Health Design April 2010: 62-68.
  • Daykin, N., Irwin, R., Kimberlee, R., Orme, J., Plant, M., McCarron, L. & Rahbari, M. (2009) Alcohol, young people and the media: a study of radio output in six radio stations in England. Journal of Public Health. Journal of Public Health, 31, 1: 105–112.
  • Clift, C., Camic, Chapman, B., Clayton, G., Daykin, N., Eades, G., Parkinson, C., Secker, J., Stickley, T. and White, M. (2009) 'The State of Arts and Health in England'. Arts and Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice. Vol 1 Issue 1. March 2009, pp 6-35
  • Daykin, N. (2009). 'The role of music in arts-based qualitative inquiry'. In P Leavy (ed). Method Meets Art: Social Research and the Creative Arts. Guilford Publications.
  • Daykin, N. & Feldtkeller, B. (2009) Arts @ Callington Rd, Project Evaluation. Report for Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Bristol City Council. Bristol: University of the West of England
  • Daykin, N., Orme, J., Evans, D. & Salmon, D. with M. McEachran & S. Brain. (2008) 'The impact of participation in performing arts on adolescent health and behaviour: a systematic review of the literature'. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, (2), 251–264.
  • Daykin, N., Byrne, E., Soteriou, T. & O'Connor, S. (2008) 'The impact of art, design and environment in mental healthcare: a systematic review of the literature'. Journal of the Royal Society of Health, 128 (2): 85-94.
  • Daykin, N. (2008) 'Context, culture and risk: Towards an understanding of the impact of music in health care settings'. In J Edwards (ed). Music: Promoting Health and Creating Community in Healthcare Contexts. Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • Daykin, N. (2008). Knowing through music: implications for research. In P Liamputtong & J Rumbold (Eds). Knowing Differently: Arts-Based and Collaborative Research Methods. Nova.
  • Daykin, N., Byrne, E., Soteriou, T., O'Connor, S. (2008). Building on the Evidence: Qualitative Research on the impact of Arts in Mental Health Care. Final Report. DH Pathfinder Project Report. Bristol: University of the West of England.
  • Evans, D, Booker, S, Daykin, N, Powell, J, Taylor, P, Weil, S. (2008). The National Evaluation of Patient Advice and Liaison Services in England. Bristol: University of the West of England.
  • Daykin, N., McClean, S. & Pilkington, P. (2008). ArtLIft Evaluation: Final Report Bristol: University of the West of England.
  • Deave, T. & Daykin, N. (2008). North East Somerset Arts (nesa): Evaluation and research development review. Bristol: University of the West of England.
  • Daykin, N., Evans, D., Petsoulas, C. & Sayer, A. (2007) 'Evaluating the impact of patient and public involvement initiatives on UK health services: A systematic review'. Evidence and Policy, 3, (1), 47-65.
  • Daykin, N., McClean, S. & Bunt, L. (2007) 'Creativity, identity and healing: participants' accounts of music therapy in cancer care.' Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 11, (3), 349-370
  • Pilkington, P., Gray, S., Gilmore, A. & Daykin, N. (2006) 'Attitudes towards second hand smoke amongst a highly exposed workforce: Survey of London casino workers.' Journal of Public Health, 28 (2). pp. 104-110.
  • Daykin, N., Bunt, L. & McClean, S. (2006) 'Music and healing in cancer care: a survey of supportive care providers' The Arts in Psychotherapy. (33), 402-413.
  • Daykin, N., Evans, D., Orme, J. & Salmon, D. With M. McEachran & S. Brain (2006). The impact of performing arts for health on young people: a systematic review of the literature. Bristol: University of the West of England.
  • Daykin, N. & Byrne, E. (2006) The impact of arts in mental health care: a systematic review of the literature. DH Pathfinder Project Report. Bristol: University of the West of England.
  • Daykin, N. (2005) 'Disruption, dissonance and embodiment: creativity, health and risk in music narratives.' Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, 9, (1), 67-87.
  • Tritter, J., Daykin., N., Evans, S., & Sanidas, M. (2004) Improving Cancer Services Through Patient Involvement. Radcliffe Medical Press.
  • Daykin, N., Sanidas, M., Tritter, J., Rimmer, J. & Evans, S. (2004) 'Developing user involvement in cancer services: professionals' and users' perspectives.' Critical Public Health, 14, (3), 1-18.
  • Daykin, N. (2004) 'The role of music in arts-based qualitative inquiry'. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 3(2). Read it online.
  • Tritter, J. Q., V. Barley, N. Daykin, S. Evans, J. McNeill, J. Rimmer, M. Sanidas, S. & Turton, P. (2003) 'Divided Care and the Third Way: User involvement in statutory and voluntary sector cancer services.' Sociology of Health and Illness, 25, (5), 429-456.
  • Rimmer, J., Sanidas, M. & Turton, P. Evans, S., Tritter, J., Barley, V., Daykin, N., McNeill, J., Palmer, N., (2003) 'Successful user involvement in cancer services: information, communication and training'. European Journal of Cancer Care, 12, (4), 331-338.
  • Hughes, M. & Daykin, N. (2002) 'Towards constructivism: Investigating students' perceptions and learning as a result of using an online environment.' Innovations in Education and Teaching International. (ISSN 1470-3297)
  • Daykin, N., Sanidas, M., Barley, V., Evans, S., McNeill, J. Palmer, N., Rimmer, J., Tritter, J. & Turton, P. (2002) 'Consensus development and interprofessional working'. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 16, (4), 405-6.
  • Daykin, N., Rimmer, P., Turton, P., Evans. S., Sanidas, M., Tritter, J. & Langton, H. (2002) 'Enhancing user involvement through interprofessional education in healthcare: The case of cancer services'. Learning in Health and Social Care, 1, (3), 122-131.
  • Tritter, J., Barley, V., Daykin, N., Evans, S., McNeill, J., Palmer, N., Rimmer, J., Sanidas, M. & Turton, P. (2002). Developing and Evaluating Best Practice in User Involvement in Cancer Services. Final Report. Department of Health Grant No. 370051. 30 October 2002. Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services.
  • Tritter, J., Daykin, N., Evans, S., Sanidas, M., Barley, V., McNeill, J., Palmer, N., Rimmer, J. & Turton, P. (2002) Improving Cancer Services by Involving Service Users. A Guide to User Involvement/User Involvement Tools. Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Services.
  • Daykin, N. (2001). 'Overview of health promotion in the workplace.' In A. Scriven, A. & J. Orme (Eds). Health Promotion: Professionals' Perspectives. London: Palgrave.
  • Daykin, N. & Clarke, B. (2000) 'They'll still get the bodily care. Discourses of care and relationships between nurses and health care assistants in the NHS.' Sociology of Health and Illness. 22, (3), 249-363.
  • Daykin, N and Doyal, L (1999) Health and Work: Critical Perspectives London: Macmillan (ISBN 0-333-69190-3/69191-1); and New York: St. Martin's Press.
  • Daykin, N. (1999) 'Critical Perspectives on Health and Work. In N. Daykin & L. Doyal (Eds). Health and Work: Critical Perspectives. London: Macmillan.'
  • Daykin, N. (1998) 'Gender and health promotion in two settings'. In Doyal, L. (Ed.) Women and Health Services. Macmillan: London.
  • Daykin, N. (1998) 'Workplace Health Promotion: Issues and strategies for the insecure workforce' Published Conference Abstracts. In E. Heery & J. Salmon (Ed.s) Management Research News, 21 (2/3), 58-59.
  • Daykin, N. (1998) 'Workplace Health Promotion: Benefit or burden to low paid workers?' Critical Public Health, 8, (2),153-166.
  • Daykin, N. & Naidoo, J. (1997) 'Poverty and Health Promotion in Primary Health Care: Professionals' perspectives.' Health and Social Care in the Community, 5, (5), 309-317.
  • Daykin, N. (1996) 'Women Health and Healing' Women's Studies International Forum, 19 (3), 339-341.
  • Daykin, N. and Naidoo, J. (1995) 'Feminist critiques of health promotion.' In R. Burrows, R. Bunton & S. Nettleton (Eds).Towards a Sociology of Health Promotion. London: Routledge.
  • Daykin, N., Naidoo, J. & Wilson, N. (1995) Effective Health Promotion in Primary Health Care: a resource for health professionals. Bristol: University of the West of England.
  • Daykin, N. (1993) 'Young Women and Smoking: towards a Sociological Account.' Health Promotion International, 8 (2), 95-102.
  • Daykin, N. (1990) 'New Perspectives on Health and Work'. In P Abbott & G Payne (eds). New Directions in the Sociology of Health. Falmer Press.
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