Training for researchers & practitioners

We offer two current training programmes around social factors (including the arts) and health:

Arts, Culture and Heritage: Understanding their complex effects on our health

A free online self-directed course. It introduces the knowledge base of how community resources, including arts, culture and heritage activities can improve our physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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Arts Health Research Intensive

Our flagship week-long residential course. The next course will be held in Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK 13-17 May 2024.

Find out more.

We are continuing to develop these offers and any future opportunities will be listed here.


Support for Early Career Researchers

We support early career researchers working on projects at the intersection of the arts, humanities, health & medicine. This includes postgraduate students, researchers, practitioners, artists, and clinicians.

Our activities include events, training, and leadership development to help people navigate this complex research area, develop skills and build new connections. As well as the above training offers, our current activities in this space include:

Arts Health Early Career Research Network

The network, which was supported by a grant until 2020, is a peer-led network and social media feed, supported by our research team and PhD students.  The network’s Twitter/X feed, where events and activities are shared, is still active at: @ArtsHealthECRN.

Establishing Capacity, Connection and Collaboration for Early Career Researchers working at the intersection of the Arts, Humanities, and Health (EC3R)

Partnership with University of Toronto, funded by UCL-UoT Emerging Global Talent (2023)

This 2023 partnership provided opportunities for early career researchers in this area to build capacity to deliver timely research, connect over shared research priorities, and collaborate on addressing cross-cutting research gaps. Through providing leadership and skills development opportunities, critical dialogues, and a workshop for University of Toronto and UCL teams, we have initiated partnerships for future research collaborations and improved early career research networks.

Find out more here. Contact: k.warran@ucl.ac.uk


Teaching and supervision

Our team supervises or co-supervises several PhD students. You can find more information about our current PhD students and their projects and how to apply to do a PhD within the group here.

Members of our team also teach on a range of BSc and MSc courses at UCL, including the BSc in Population Health Science, MSc in Health Psychology, and the MASc in Creative Health.