Presenters, Workshop & Key Note Speakers

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Delia Muir

Delia was one of three individuals chosen to receive  prestigious Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellowships in 2015. The Fellowships explore new ways of thinking about science and its wider cultural contexts, including poetry, visual art, performance, surgical simulation, citizen science and TV presenting and additionally explore the potential public engagement for improving in health through social engagement and inclusion.

At Leeds University Delia is the Operational Lead for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) at LICTR. She co-authored guidance on PPI in care home research, contributed to national guidance on PPI in clinical trials, published by INVOLVE http://www.nihr.ac.uk/get-involved/INVOLVEpublicinvolvementinclinicaltrialsBriefingnotes2012.pdf and leads the PPI for the Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber (RDSYH).

She is

  • Chair of the Review Panel for the RDSYH Public Involvement Funds
  • Chair of the RDSYH PPI Forum http://www.rds-yh.nihr.ac.uk/ppi/forum/
  • Chair of the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber PPI Community
  • Member of the University of Leeds Public Engagement Programme Network (PEPNET)
  • Member of the National RDS Patient and Public Involvement Community (PPIC).
  • Founding member of the PPI in Clinical Trials Group.
  • Co-investigator on the METHODs for Patient and Public Involvement In Clinical TriALs: A Research Priority and Agenda Setting Exercise (METHODICAL) study http://www.liv.ac.uk/psychology-health-and-society/research/methodical/about/

Delia has led numerous postgraduate teaching and developmental workshops focussing on patient involvement in health care.

IMG_0362Kim Etherington is an emeritus professor from the University of Bristol where she worked in a part time capacity since 1992 while also working freelance as an EMDR therapist, counsellor, supervisor, consultant and trainer in voluntary and statutory organisations.

She was awarded a Fellowship from the British Association for Counselling (BACP) in 2007, and is author of six books including, Trauma, Drug Misuse & Transforming Identities: A life story approach; Becoming a Reflexive Researcher: Using Our Selves in Research, and Trauma, the Body & Transformation.

Kim has taught nationally and internationally on topics related to reflexivity, narrative inquiry, trauma, abuse and health.

Melanie Hani is a researcher at The Animation Academy, Loughborough University and founder member of HEART (Healing Education Animation Research Therapy). Her research examines the effectiveness of the Animation process as a therapeutic, diagnostic, remedial and educational device for service users from statutory (health, education, social care, probationary services) and voluntary sector organisations. Melanie’s animation work has received recognition by the Queen for its contribution to public life; similarly her inclusive strategies for children excluded from mainstream education and her work with the severely bereaved have been commended by Baroness Morris of Yardley and the Duke of Gloucester, winning an NHS Innovation Award and a Community Fellowship.

 Susan Young is a BAFTA-nominated animation director based in London.

Carnival, her Royal College of Art graduation film, features the fluid, dynamic line that defines her commercial work. Commissioned films include The Doomsday Clock, a film about multilateral disarmament for the United Nations, Beleza Tropical: Umbabarauma, for musician David Byrne, and Jimi Hendrix: Fire, for producer Alan Douglas.

Susan’s films, titles, promos and commercials have been screened worldwide and she has served on several international animation festival juries. In 1997 she sustained an overwork-related injury which curtailed her career, but she has recently returned to the Royal College of Art where she is researching animation’s capacity as a medium for bearing witness to trauma by using autobiographical material to create a trilogy of film experiments while exploring new animation techniques.

Philip Kerrigan manages the Centre for Future Health at the University of York which is an interdiscplinary research centre part-funded by the Wellcome Trust (through their Institutional Strategic Support Fund). An important part of his role going forward is likely to be to work with academics from across all disciplines in the area of health to generate new projects which will engage the public with their research in innovative and creative ways. I will likewise help them to obtain funding to support these proposed projects.The Artist in Residence Scheme, about which he will talk at the conference, was funded by the University\’s Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders, an interdepartmental virtual research centre co-funded by the University and the Wellcome Trust under an Institutional Strategic Support Fund award. It is clear from the feedback they gave us that the artists and researchers found these creative collaborations mutually inspirational and that many lively exchanges of ideas, approaches and perspectives took place. Both sides spotted continuities as well as differences between their work practices and the boundaries between researcher and artist often became blurred with researchers making important aesthetic and conceptual contributions to the final art works and the artists suggesting new ways to the academics of thinking about and going about their research. For more information about the scheme please see https://www.york.ac.uk/c2d2/projects/artist/

Dr Joel Rookwood is a senior lecturer in Football and Business at Southampton Solent University and a visiting fellow in International Sport Management at Universitat de Vic in Catalunya. His PhD was a socio-legal study of football fandom undertaken at University of Liverpool. Joel’s research interests include football fandom, management, mega events, peace building, social development, violence and social identity – areas in which he has published widely.

Joel has engaged in numerous global scholarly and applied contexts in football, and has visited 150 countries. He has worked for professional clubs and governing bodies as a coach and match analyst, and has worked on 30 football, health and education-based sport-for-development projects across six continents during the last fifteen years. He was a senior world football columnist for a Japanese-based website for over a decade, and has written for various magazines and broadsheets – covering tournaments such as the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups, the 2004, 2008 and 2012 European Championships, the 2008 and 2017 African Cup of Nations, and the 2011 Asian Cup, 2011 Gold Cup and 2015 Copa America. He has watched football in 110 British league grounds and at stadia in seventy countries. Joel has made a wide variety of films relating to fan culture, nationalism, sports mega events, street art, travel and development.