UCL MASc in Creative Health - launch event and Lecturer post

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UCL Grant Museum (c) UCL

UCL’s MASc in Creative Health will create a new generation of socially engaged scholars and practitioners to meet the needs of a changing health, social care and voluntary third sector, where personalised care, social prescribing, health inequity and the patient experience are mainstreamed into public health. This programme is the first of its kind in the world, both in terms of the qualification (Masters in Arts & Sciences) and the academic field of study (Creative Health).

Join us on the 9th February 2021, 17.00-18.30, for the launch of UCL’s new MASc in Creative Health. Hear from sector professionals, find out more information about this exciting new postgraduate opportunity and have your programme questions answered. Speakers include:

Dr Errol Francis, Artistic Director and CEO, Culture& and UCL Alumnus.

Victoria Hume, Executive Director, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

Guy Noble, Arts Curator, UCL Hospitals Arts and Heritage.

Prof Helen Chatterjee, MASc Creative Health Programme Director, UCL.

To Register your place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/launch-of-ucls-masters-in-creative-health-tickets-136302603757

For more information about the MASc Creative Health visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/basc/study/postgraduate-study/masc-creative-health-0

To apply visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught-degrees/creative-health-masc

Why study Creative Health?:

I am delighted to support the development of UCL’s exciting new MASc in Creative Health which directly addresses Recommendation 8 in the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing’s Inquiry Report ‘Creative Health'.” Rt Hon. Lord Howarth of Newport CBE, Co-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

"At the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance we’re delighted to be working with UCL on the new MASc - there is an urgent need for more interdisciplinary approaches like this one in higher education and working with UCL is an important part of our broader aim to support the relationships between scholarship, policy and practice”.  Victoria Hume, Executive Director, Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance.

It is exciting to learn about UCL’s new interdisciplinary MASc in Creative Health. This sounds like an ideal opportunity to create a new talent pipeline of practitioners who will develop socially engaged approaches to health and wellbeing through arts and culture. I am delighted to learn that the course will also be a means by which to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce to tackle the inequalities in the arts and health sectors”. Dr Errol Francis, Artistic Director and CEO, Culture& and UCL Alumnus.

I have worked for years to bring the fields of medicine, science, creativity and the arts together within a hospital context. I have seen at first-hand how creativity improves communication and empathy in our doctors, how it can amplify patient voices and bring communities together to celebrate difference. I am thrilled to be involved in the launching and teaching of this new initiative particularly at a time where social isolation is the norm and it is even more vital to work in creative ways to challenge health inequalities”. Guy Noble, Arts Curator, UCL Hospitals Arts & Heritage.

Recruiting a Lecturer in Creative Health

UCL is recruiting a new Lecturer in Creative Health to support the development and delivery of our new MASc in Creative Health. We are seeking a dynamic candidate with skills in world class curriculum development and teaching delivery, an excellent research portfolio and experience of community engagement. Read more here. Closing date: 23:59 on 8 February 2021