Through collaborative, arts based participatory research, the Centre for Arts & Health at Falmouth contributes to critical scholarship at a crucial point in time for our health and wellbeing. 

We’re developing and embedding impactful research within interdisciplinary spaces where art, science, technology, community and entrepreneurship collaborate – reflective of the complex elements that constitute health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. 

Projects within this Centre

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Springboard Studios research project

Springboard Studios

Can participation in non-assessed, altruistic, creative learning experiences in blue spaces, contrib...

Springboard Studios
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ATTUNE

ATTUNE aims to increase the understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact on ...

ATTUNE
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The South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications

The South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications is developing space-focused research ...

The South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications
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The Sowenna project

The Sowenna Project is developing a VR environment with young people who have mental health problems...

The Sowenna project
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Connected Health Care: Satellite Enabled Mental Health, Diabetes and Clinical Education

The project aims to deliver secure satellite connected infrastructure to transform the rural health ...

Connected Health Care: Satellite Enabled Mental Health, Diabetes and Clinical Education

Centre overview

The global pandemic has raised awareness of the significant contribution that culturally diverse art forms play in both scholarship within health and wellbeing research, but also in policy considerations and solutions to the enduring health and wellbeing challenges we face today. 

Our research surfaces the unseen and unheard, reaching into the communities frequently without voice. By harnessing the powerful potential of creative arts and participatory processes within multiple interdisciplinary spaces, the Centre for Arts and Health seeks to explore, contribute to and create paradigm shifts within health, care, communities and the arts themselves. 

Our research approach is formed around the National Centre for Creative Health’s definition of Creative Health as ‘creating the conditions and opportunities for arts, creativity and culture to be embedded in the health of the public’.  

We welcome all partners, advocates and researchers into our centre to join forces and lead arts based participatory research into the mainstream of health, care and wellbeing. 

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Anna Mankee-Williams

Anna Mankee-Williams


Centre Lead

Anna has 22 years’ experience in the health sector (RGN, RM, RHV,) Specialist Community Practitioner/Practice Educator, Public Health children's lead and 11 years’ experience in Local Government in senior roles including Head of Service Commissioning Performance and Improvement across children’s and adults services.

Read Mankee-Williams' full profile

Research news

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ATTUNE animation

ATTUNE x Aardman Animations: New video focuses on young people's mental health

10 October 2023

In recognition of World Mental Health Day 2023, young participants of ATTUNE have released a video h...

ATTUNE x Aardman Animations: New video focuses on young people's mental health
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Connected Health Care team shares project research at REWIRED 2022

07 April 2022

Researchers from The Connected Health Care team presented at the Digital Health REWIRED Conference i...

Connected Health Care team shares project research at REWIRED 2022
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For Attune

Provost Eunice Ma discusses mental health project on BBC podcast

21 January 2022

Professor Minhua Eunice Ma, Provost of Falmouth University, spoke to Dr Daisy Fancourt and Professor...

Provost Eunice Ma discusses mental health project on BBC podcast
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Hand Holding

Connected Health Care research project enters exciting new phase

12 November 2021

The Connected Health Care research project is calling on unpaid carers to come forward and participa...

Connected Health Care research project enters exciting new phase
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Dance Female Sitting Stretch Calex Faulkner 1

Blending creativity with technology to tackle trauma in young people

28 June 2021

Academic researchers from Oxford University have teamed up with Falmouth University to deliver ATTUN...

Blending creativity with technology to tackle trauma in young people
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Falmouth and the UK Space Agency work together to amplify the voice of carers

11 June 2021

With Carers Week 2021 underway, Falmouth University’s ground-breaking project&nbs...

Falmouth and the UK Space Agency work together to amplify the voice of carers
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Meet the women bridging the digital divide

12 March 2021

The Connected Health Care (CHC) project seeks to provide a digital infrastructure for primary care, ...

Meet the women bridging the digital divide

Research opportunities

Research collaboration

We welcome collaboration ideas from researchers, industry and third sector organisations which explore the Research Centre's mission.

If you have a research collaboration idea and would like to discuss it with our team you can get in touch via email.

E: research@falmouth.ac.uk

Research degrees

We accept proposals for MPhil or PhD study from applicants with a project idea of their own which aligns with the aims of the Centre for Arts & Health, or as a response to one of our associated Falmouth Doctoral Project briefs below. 

Find out more about the application process for MPhil or PhD study with us on our Research Degrees pages:

How to apply for a Research Degree

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Students in stage fighting workshop in AMATA studio
Stage fighting workshop

Relating to Others: Queering wellbeing for young people aged 14 - 18 through the lens of trauma-informed dance practice at the interface of arts and science

This Research & Knowledge Exchange Doctoral Project brief summarises our priority areas of resea...

Relating to Others: Queering wellbeing for young people aged 14 - 18 through the lens of trauma-informed dance practice at the interface of arts and science
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Bafta Costume Design

Digital healthcare interfaces

This doctoral project develops on existing research that utilises 3D scanning technology to capture ...

Digital healthcare interfaces
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Fine Art summer shows 2023 work by Deborah Bunce

Work by Deborah Bunce

Re-thinking diagnosis: an artistic approach to diagnosis in mental health

The aim of this practice-led research project is to contribute to existing knowledge surrounding...

Re-thinking diagnosis: an artistic approach to diagnosis in mental health

Falmouth University Research Repository

You can access all current and historic research materials published in association with the Centre for Arts & Health in the Falmouth University Research Repository. 

Go to the Repository
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