Partner: Dr Helena Fox, Psychiatrist and artist, UK; Convener, Aesthetics in Mental Health Group

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Key Search Terms: Resident in: UK; Working in: UK; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Research/other/aesthetics; Related Area(s) of Interest: Medical humanities/art/photography/sculpture; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/General
Brief Description of Work: I am a Consultant Psychiatrist (Eating Disorders and General Psychiatry) and a postgraduate artist. Following a Masters in Interdisciplinary Arts, I am currently engaged in a PhD on the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University. Here, I aim to use ‘connective aesthetics’ to mobilize imaginative processes to bring new insights for deepening human connectivity and compassion in clinical practice. I am also cultivating a Mindfulness-based practice for work in both fields. I am the lead for the Aesthetics in Mental Health Group launched at St Catherine’s College in June 2014 as an Advanced Studies Seminar.
Read more: Facebook and Linkedin: Helena Fox [ADD link to the Aesthetics in Mental Health Group; also to the Group’s next St Catz meeting in News and Notes]
Partner Links: Professor Dr Michael Musalek is a key partner for the Aesthetics in Mental Health Group. My PhD supervisors are Professors Shelley Sacks and Bill Fulford

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