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Work with King's
Brain Waves is related to our larger SHAPER programme.
The COVID-19 crisis has led to a radical shift in the way in which people access culture, mirrored by the way relevant organisations make cultural activities happen. For people with brain injury, these challenges are more acute given their greater isolation and loneliness. Research (Headway) shows that, even before COVID, more than 70% of brain injury survivors experience a deterioration in their social life. We also know that 80% of the UK’s 1.1m stroke survivors live at home and within 6 months of discharge less than 50% participate in meaningful activities and 25% no longer leave their homes.
We will investigate the COVID-19 specific challenges faced by people living with brain injury and build on the work of the arts/health organisation, Rosetta Life and its Stroke Odysseys project. We will assess what impact social isolation has on access to cultural activity for these people living with brain injury, and help relevant organisations across the UK adapt their programming
We plan to:
Importantly, we will put the voice of people living with brain injury at the heart of our work.
Director of Wall2Wall Music
Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
Effective start/end date: 14/12/2020 - 13/06/2022
Our ambassadors have created 2 films highlighting the experiences of living with brain injury during the pandemic.
Forget me nots - https://vimeo.com/540242150
Spirals - https://vimeo.com/636632346
A blog by researcher Elizabeth Taylor published on the blog site Inspire the Mind
Kingston University and St. George's University of London
Professor of Biological Psychiatry
Creative Director of Rosetta Life
Professor of Rehabilitation Research at St George's University of London and Kingston University
College Organist & Director of the Chapel Choir, and Lecturer in Music
SHAPER Programme Manager
Postdoctoral Research Associate & Clinical Project Manager
Progamme Lead – Arts, Health & Wellbeing
Associate Professor, Behavioural Science and Health at UCL