UKRI project: team and contacts

University of Bristol

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Principal Investigator

Dr Victoria Bates

Victoria is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol. She specialises in the social history of medicine and has published widely in the interdisciplinary medical humanities.

Project Administrator

Nicole Andrieu

From 27 January 2020, Nicole will be the first point of contact for this project. Nicole has experience working on different type of projects for the university, from co-productive research to pump-prime funding grants. Her background is in economics, and before joining the university she worked in various industries including aviation, gas and oil, and education publishing.

Research Associate

Rebecka Fleetwood-Smith

Rebecka’s background is in fashion textile design and psychology. She is in the latter stages of her PhD conducting research into the significance of clothing and textiles to people with dementia, using sensory and creative research methods. She is interested in the role of the arts, design and creativity in a person’s health and wellbeing.

Rebecka will join the team on a part time basis from Feb 2020 and will be full time from Jan 2021-24.

Project Partners

GOSH Arts, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London – Susie Hall

Fresh Arts, Southmead Hospital, Bristol – Donna Baber and Ruth Sidgwick

Architects for Health – Stephanie Williamson

Advisory Board

Professor Gavin Andrews, Professor of Health Geography, McMaster University.

Dr Anna Harris,  Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University.

Dr Clare Hickman, Senior Lecturer in History, Newcastle University.

Dr Helen Manchester, Reader in Digital Inequalities and Urban Futures, University of Bristol.

Dr Mark Paterson, Assistant Professor in Sociology, University of Pittsburgh.

Prof. Jonathan Reinarz, Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Birmingham.

Prof. Glenn Robert, Professor of Health Care Quality & Innovation, King’s College London.

Prof. Charles Spence, Professor of Experimental Psychology & Director, Crossmodal Research Laboratory, University of Oxford.

Prof. Keir Waddington, Professor of History, Cardiff University.