Being 'Down Under' provides Australia with a unique global view of the world. I am really looking forward to this conference which will be a watershed event for arts and health knowledge exchange across sectors, cultures and geographic boundaries. Margret Meagher, Arts and Health Australia
The conference is now finished and was absolutely wonderful! We will be archiving the abstracts and presentations
over the next few weeks but in the meantime you can read the conference report, or you can watch a short film
made by students at Bath Spa University, to give you a flavour of the conference.
You can download the following keynote speeches here:
John Wyn Owen
Lord Howarth of Newport.
Thank you to the Royal Society for Public Health, the conference committee and our academic partners. Thank you also to the Host
Delegates and the Trustees of Arts & Health South West for all your hard work. Most of all thank you to all of those who took
part and who made it such a lively and energising event. We will be in touch soon and hope to keep the connections and momentum alive.
All photos © Clint Randall.
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We are very grateful to Gillian Taylor and Arts Council Engalnd South West for providing PR and communications support for the conference.
The conference informed international perspectives on:
- Healthy and Creative Ageing
- Global Health Inequalities and Culture
- Culture and the Social Determinants of Wellbeing
With a particular focus on:
- The latest research and new methodologies
- The dissemination of international research and evaluation
- Local, regional, national, and international policy development
- Developing national and international collaborations and networks
- Museums and Health
- Arts in healthcare settings
- Arts and health promotion/prevention
Other Conference Chairs:
Prof Gabriel Scally
Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, University of the West of England
Director, Willis Newson
by composer Ian Wilson