Professor Kathleen Galvin

Project Partner: Professor Kathleen Galvin
Professor Kathleen Galvin
University of Brighton College of Life Health and Physical Sciences

Theoretical contributions to well-being, absence of well-being, dignity and human vulnerability that are informed by phenomenological philosophy. Drawing on the humanities and the Arts, developments to understand the existential dimensions of illness, existential dimensions of well-being to provide foundations for caring practices that are up to the task of meeting people as human persons. Values-based frameworks for underpinning the focus of care; the capacity for care (personal and professional understandings; delineation of values and strategy for humanising care interventions and for coherently guiding a qualitative research agenda which offers a wide embrace of kinds of knowledge for evidence based practice.


Based in

United Kingdom

Working in

United KingdomSweden

Areas of interest in VBP

Communications/website, Communications, Education, Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),  Policy/Commissioning, Policy, Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork.

Related areas of interest

Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Medical humanities/art, poetry, literature.

Areas of healthcare expertise:

Nursing; Mental health/General, Service user led practice development, Well-being