Dr Tom Baugh
Head of Art
Thomas is the Head of Art at Falmouth University. Thomas situates his artistic research across the field of art practice, medical humanities and the social sciences. His artwork explores methods of making manifest equivalent experiences of disorder through methods associated with cinematographic projection and performance, in the context of installation art.
Thomas's art practice serves to strengthen the research, which currently exists in medical fields surrounding the concept of disorder and diagnosis. In doing so the artistic research aims to provide health professionals and the general public with accessible information about disorder and diagnosis that can be used to plan services, support research studies and public health campaigns to reduce stigma, increase self-efficacy and generate improvements in mental health.
|2015||PhD Fine Art||University of Plymouth|
|2016||PGCAP||University of Plymouth|
|2010||MA Fine Art||University of Plymouth|
|1999||BA Fine Art||University of Plymouth|
Honors and awards
|2015||Fine art residency award, Ocean Studios, Plymouth.|
Membership of external committeesAssociation for Medical Humanities
Research interests and expertise
- 2022: "Dialogues of disorder - a conversation with Mel and Nicky" film screening at the Centre of Medicine, Humanities and Biotech, Linkoping University, Sweden.
- 2021: Plymouth Contemporary Judge
- 2020: Film screening and paper - “Dialogues of disorder – a conversation with Mel and Nicky; understanding obsessive compulsive disorder and self-injury through filmic projection. Making Space Association Medical Humanities, Limerick University, Ireland.
- 2020: ECR Research strand leader for Arts and Medical humanities, UOP.
- 2020: Seminar and test screening of the film “Understanding Disorder”, at the Art, Aesthetics, and the Medical and Health Humanities Conference, University of Kent, Aesthetics research centre.
- 2019: Conference chair: “Stereotypes & storytelling, research strategies for arteducation”, ASP Katowice, Poland
- 2019: Paper: “Understanding Obsessive-compulsive disorder, through artistic intervention" Existential Medical Humanities, Centre for Studies in PracticalKnowledge, Södertörn University, Sweden.
- 2019: Conference paper and film screening: “Body as object: equivalence through enactment”. Material Medicine: Objects and Bodies, Association for MedicalHumanities, University of Plymouth
- 2018: Conference paper: “Known, (Unknowns)”, presented as part of the second Parallax forum 'Art, Society and Political Correctness
- 2018: Exhibition: "Prawo Serii: Agency of Error”. Strefart Gallery, Tychy, Polan
- 2017: Artist in Residence - Katowice Academy of Fine Art, Poland
- 2017: Conference paper, ‘Research through Practice, issues of the art academy’, Katowice Academy of Fine Art, Poland, presented as part of the “First ParallaxForum”
- 2017: ‘Appropriate Movement’, Film screening, Exeter Art Week, Spacex Gallery, Exeter
- 2016: ‘Pouching’, Film screening, Plymouth Art Weekender, Mills Bakery, RoyalWilliam Yard, Plymouth
- 2014: Conference paper, ‘Trans Remembering, or Trans Memory’, Trans-art festival, Berlin
- 2014: Publication - ‘Trans Remembering, or Trans Memory’, Else Journal.
- 2013: Artist in Residence’– Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth
- Medical Humanities
- Social sciences
Current research students
Karen Abadie: Humanity Undone – a practice-led enquiry into self-injury. University of Plymouth
Sally Charlesworth. A research into the value of practice led workshops within the primary art arts curriculum.University of Plymouth
Dan McFadden. Uncovering the characteristics of bipolar disorder; articulating the intricate perceptual and somatic values embedded in the embodied behaviour. University of Plymouth
Duncan Cameron. Anachronistic collecting: artistic practice and memory-work in post-digital times. University of Plymouth
Emma Bush. Memoir, Materiality and the intimate encounter. University of Plymouth
Previous student supervision
Laura Hopes. Being Vulnerable; distances of the Sublime Anthopocene. University of Plymouth
Number of research students supervised to completion1
Areas of teaching
- Expanded Sculpture
- Installation practices
- BA(Hons) Fine Art
- BA(Hons) Drawing
Engagement with professional associations and societies
Association for Medical Humanities
British society of Aesthetics