Lancet – UCL Commission on Culture and Health

The Lancet has published the findings of a Commission designed to assess the role of culture in health, bringing together voices from different fields, including anthropologists, social scientists, and medics.

Artworks I like

A new study by Paintings in Hospitals and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art explores the artwork preferences of people on the autistic spectrum.

Applications of Drama

Birmingham’s Newman University has published a report looking at the different ways it is exploring the ways drama can be applied in health and wellbeing settings.

Medicine Health and the Arts

Medicine, Health and the Arts is a collection of specially commissioned essays designed to bring together different approaches to these complex fields.

Local authority arts and health case studies

The Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association has posted its guide to best practice in local authority engagement in arts and health.

Neurological impacts of music

A new paper has been published reviewing the psychoneuroimmunology of music.

Policies for Wellbeing

A new book, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Well-being by Professor Felicia Huppert and Professor Cary Cooper has just been published in the UK by Wiley Blackwell, and is about to be published in the US and elsewhere.

Link between choirs and wellbeing

Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have found a link between choral participation and positive psychological wellbeing. An online study asked 375 people who sang in choirs, sang alone or were members of sports teams about their experience of these activities.


Arts for Health and Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University have received an award from the Wellcome Trust to commission an archivist and a conservator to assess the extent and condition of archives relating to arts and health, and to make recommendations as to how best to pres

Museums, Health and Wellbeing

‘Museums, health and wellbeing’ is a new book by Helen Chatterjee and Guy Noble.


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