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A 'language of the body': Weightlifting and (reptilian) rhythms of regulation (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Hughes, K. (2024, March). A 'language of the body': Weightlifting and (reptilian) rhythms of regulation. Paper presented at 2024 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry, Online

This audio-visual presentation recontextualizes postmodern ‘punk’ feminist writer Kathy Acker’s essay ‘Against Ordinary Language: The Language of the Body’ (1993) as a critical experimental work of narrative autoethnography. It will be proposed that... Read More about A 'language of the body': Weightlifting and (reptilian) rhythms of regulation.

Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023 (2023)
Report
Holt, N., & Dunn, L. (2023). Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023. Arts Council and National Academy of Social Prescribing

Thriving Communities Bristol developed partnerships between grassroots organisations with the aim of improving practice and knowledge of social prescribing in the city. Between June 2021 and June 2022, the project’s partners identified need and de... Read More about Thriving communities Bristol evaluation report 2023.

Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund (2023)
Report
Biddle, M., Dodd, E., Beardmore, A., & Jones, M. (2023). Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund. University of the West of England: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

This is a report on the evaluation of the Connecting Communities Small Grants Fund, one of five pilot projects developed by Age UK Bristol (AUKB) for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG ICS) Ageing Well... Read More about Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund.

What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners? (2023)
Journal Article
Matthew, T., de Viggiani, N., & Emma, P. (2023). What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners?. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 19(4), 724-742. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-05-2022-0031

Purpose: Globally millions of children have a parent who is imprisoned. Research suggests that this has an adverse impact on the child and imprisonment of a parent is considered to be an adverse childhood experience (ACE). Parental incarceration will... Read More about What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners?.

Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic (2023)
Report
Biddle, M., Dodd, E., & Jones, M. (2023). Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic. University of the West of England: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

This is a report on the evaluation of the Connecting Communities Integrated Leg Care Clinic (ILCC), one of five pilot projects developed by Age UK Bristol (AUKB) for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG... Read More about Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic.

Undefined benefit: Fixing the UK pensions system (2023)
Report
Churchill, J., Bonizzi, B., Dutta, S., & Buller, A. (2023). Undefined benefit: Fixing the UK pensions system. https://www.common-wealth.org/: Common Wealth

...most people in the UK have very poor pension cover, and the distribution of pension assets is steeply unequal, with lower average cover for women and other disadvantaged groups. The vast, state-subsidised private pension assets built up by a rich... Read More about Undefined benefit: Fixing the UK pensions system.

Critical perspectives on art on prescription (2023)
Journal Article
Jensen, A., Bungay, H., & Holt, N. (in press). Critical perspectives on art on prescription. Perspectives in Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913923117077

The positive outcomes of engaging in the arts are increasingly reported in the research literature, supporting the use of the arts to enhance individual and community health and wellbeing. However, little attention is given to the less positive aspec... Read More about Critical perspectives on art on prescription.

The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change (2023)
Journal Article
Holt, N. (2023). The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change. Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health, 5(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.18261/njach.5.1.1

Purpose: To assess the impact of art workshops delivered remotely, during the coronavirus pandemic, on the wellbeing of participants. To measure the impact of participating in art workshops on immediate experience (mood, attention and loneliness). To... Read More about The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change.

Surviving to thriving: Impact of art interventions on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence (2022)
Report
Holt, N., Grace, P., & Halliwell, E. (2022). Surviving to thriving: Impact of art interventions on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence. One Story

This evaluation report describes a series of art workshops designed to support the wellbeing of people who have experienced sexual violence, run through Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS; www.sarsas.org.uk), led by socially enga... Read More about Surviving to thriving: Impact of art interventions on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence.

Conditions for play (2022)
Physical Artefact
Davis, R., & Paul, A. Conditions for play. [Manifesto Poster]. UWE City Campus

This co-created Manifesto poster/print is the physical output of qualitative data collected by asking UWE Arts and Design students at City Campus this question: "What does play mean to you in your creative practice?" Responses were gathered a... Read More about Conditions for play.

Report on the 2021 networking event “Close reading, open minds: Literature for health and wellbeing”
Report
Rogers, S., Greenham, D., Ramsey-Wade, C., & Holt, N. Report on the 2021 networking event “Close reading, open minds: Literature for health and wellbeing”. UWE Bristol

In March 2021, an emerging group of researchers at UWE Bristol organized a virtual symposium, aiming to establish a network of collaborators and work towards fundable projects. The event fostered collaboration between arts and science disciplines to... Read More about Report on the 2021 networking event “Close reading, open minds: Literature for health and wellbeing”.