Would you like to lead the Arts & Creativity research programme? This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in an international initiative, which is supported by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, to grow the evidence base for practice in mental health. Until recently the programme was led by Dr Sarah Cook, at Sheffield Hallam University, but she has stepped down because she has reduced her working hours.
The details of what is involved in leading an RCOMH research programme are summarised on the website (see http://w3.yorksj.ac.uk/rcomh/rcomh/research-programmes.aspx).
As research programme lead you will be given all of the data gathered from the SIPPS project related to Arts & Creativity so that you can bring interested people together. The SIPPS project was ‘An international scoping study to identify people who want to be involved in occupation and mental health research, their publications and their perceptions of future research needs’. It gathered data from those interested in research, their publications and explored their future research needs. There are people interested in working together to conduct research related to arts and creativity and mental health. Is the challenge you have been looking for?
If you would like to know more about this research programme and what might be involved in leading it, please contact Dr Katrina Bannigan (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31st December 2011.
Lead for the Arts and Creativity research programme – Is this you?