Culture and Health: A research agenda for the Liverpool City Region

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John Foster Building Room G23

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Outline agenda

9.30 – Registration and refreshments

10.00 – Welcome to LJMU by Professor Joe Yates, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

10.15 – Introduction to the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC), Dr Kerry Wilson, ICC Head of Research

10.30 – Culture and Health research at the ICC:

Liverpool City Region: healthcare governance and devolution in the 21st century

Gayle Whelan, ICC Research Fellow

Gayle will present findings and recommendations from this agenda-setting research project, commissioned by the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place (2017-18), on the LCR’s capacity for integrated approaches to health and social care governance and the opportunities and challenges created by devolution.

Crossing Boundaries: The value of museums in dementia care

Dr Rafaela Ganga, ICC Research Fellow

Rafaela will present findings from our long-term research programme in collaboration with National Museums Liverpool (NML’s), designed to investigate the impact and value of NML’s award-winning dementia awareness programme House of Memories. The programme is a leading, international example of a truly integrated, culture-led intervention in a priority public health challenge.

Instrumental Values: Professional ethics in collaborative cultural work

Dr Kerry Wilson, ICC Head of Research and AHRC Leadership Fellow

In the third and final ICC presentation, Kerry will present findings from her research funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2017-19) on the ethical implications and complexities of integrated, multidisciplinary cultural work, which focuses on museums working in health care settings and prison library services.

12.00 – Lunch and networking

13.00 – Response from panel of invited LCR stakeholders:

Four invited panellists will be asked to respond to ICC research provocations and to guide discussion on how we continue to create a ‘fit for purpose’ culture and health research and evidence base in support of the LCR’s Culture and Creativity Strategy. Panellists will include representatives of the LCR's Cultural Partnership, constituent local authorities and anchor cultural institutions in the city region. The panel discussion will be Chaired by Ryan Woolrych, Associate Prof. in Health and Wellbeing at The Urban Institute, Heriot-Watt University, and Principal Investigator on the ESRC-funded Place-Making with Older Adults: Towards Age-Friendly Communities.

14.15 – Open floor discussion and Q&A (to include ICC team and panellists)

14.45 – Putting wellbeing back into the community and community back into wellbeing

Closing keynote from Professor Rhiannon Corcoran, Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool and Lead Investigator for the Community evidence theme of the What Works Wellbeing programme.

15.30 – Thanks and close