Research Spotlight

More arts in health publications from our ECRs!


Fancourt, D., & Mak, H. W. (2020). What barriers do people experience to engaging in the arts? Structural equation modelling of the relationship between individual characteristics and capabilities, opportunities, and motivations to engagePLoS One, 15(3), e0230487.

Mak, H. W., Coulter, R., & Fancourt, D. (2020). Patterns of social inequality in arts and cultural participation: Findings from a nationally representative sample of adults living in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Arts and health: creative solutions to complex challenges, World Heath Organisation, Vol. 6, Issue 1. 

Tan, M. K. B., & Atkinson, S. (2020). Multiplicity and Encounters of Cultures of Care in Advanced Ageing. In GeoHumanities and Health, (pp. 241-259). Springer, Cham.


D’Cunha, N. M., McKune, A. J., Isbel, S., Kellett, J., Georgousopoulou, E. N., & Naumovski, N. (2019). Psychophysiological Responses in People Living with Dementia after an Art Gallery Intervention: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, (Preprint), 1-14.

Mak, H. W., & Fancourt, D. (2019). Arts engagement and self‐esteem in children: results from a propensity score matching analysis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Rieger, K. L., Chernomas, W. M., McMillan, D. E., & Morin, F. L. (2019). The arts as a catalyst for learning with undergraduate nursing students: findings from a constructivist grounded theory study. Arts & health, 1-20.

Kinsey, D., Lang, I., Orr, N., Anderson, R., & Parker, D. (2019). The impact of including carers in museum programmes for people with dementia: a realist review. Arts & Health, 1-19.

Sumner, R. C., Crone, D. M., Baker, C., Hughes, S., Loughren, E. A., & James, D. V. (2019). Factors associated with attendance, engagement and wellbeing change in an arts on prescription intervention. Journal of Public Health.

Tan, M. K. B. (2019). Art and Design Education in the Ecology of Care. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 38(4), 878-886.

Warran, K., Fancourt, D., Wiseman, T. (2019). How does the process of group singing impact upon people affected by cancer? A grounded theory study. BMJ Open, 9:e023261.

Warran, K., Fancourt, D., & Perkins, R. (2019). The experience and perceived impact of group singing for men living with cancer: A phenomenological study. Psychology of Music, 0305735619854526.

Williamson, V. J., & Bonshor, M. (2019). Wellbeing in brass bands: the benefits and challenges of group music making. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1176.

Willis, S. E., Neil, R., Mellick, M. C., & Wasley, D. (2019). The relationship between occupational demands and well-being of performing artists: A systematic review. Frontiers in psychology, 10, 393.

McKean, A., & Massey-Chase, K. (2019). Playing for Time Theatre Company: Perspectives from the Prison. Bristol: Intellect.


Groarke, J. M., & Hogan, M. J. (2018). Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Adaptive Functions of Music Listening Scale. Frontiers in psychology, 9, 516.


Jensen, A., & Bonde, L. O. (2018). The use of arts interventions for mental health and wellbeing in health settings. Perspectives in public health, 1757913918772602.

Jensen, A. (2018). Interdisciplinary arts and health practice with an institutional logics perspective. Arts & Health, 1-13.

Jensen, A. (2018). Mental health recovery and arts engagement. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 13(3), 157-166.

Kasdan, A., & Kiran, S. (2018). Please don’t stop the music: Song completion in patients with aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 75, 72-86.

Manship, S. (2017). Exploring the impact on the health and well-being of young adults’ participation in ‘The Club’. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 8(3), 295-307.

Previous arts in health paper recommendations from ECRs:


Brownett, T. (2018). Social capital and participation: The role of community arts festivals for generating well-being. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 9(1), 71-84. 

Finn, S., & Fancourt, D. (2018). The biological impact of listening to music in clinical and nonclinical settings: A systematic review. In Progress in Brain Research (Vol. 237, pp. 173-200). Elsevier.

Gould, G. S., Stevenson, L., Bovill, M., Oliva, D., Keen, J., Dimer, L., & Gruppetta, M. (2018). “Building strength in coming together”: a mixed methods study using the arts to explore smoking with staff working in Indigenous tobacco control. Health Promotion Journal of Australia.

Holt, N. J. (2018). Using the experience-sampling method to examine the psychological mechanisms by which participatory art improves wellbeing. Perspectives in public health, 138(1), 55-65.

Krause, A. E., Davidson, J. W., & North, A. C. (2018). Musical Activity and Well-being: A New Quantitative Measurement Instrument. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 35(4), 454-474.

Massey-Chase, K. (2018). Applied Theatre in Adolescent Mental Health Transition Care. Perspectives in Public Health, 138(1), 16–17.

Tan, M. K. B. (2018). Towards a caring practice: reflections the processes and components of arts-health practice. Arts & Health, 1-18.

Tan, M. K. B. (2018). Connecting reminiscence, art making and cultural heritage: A pilot art-for-dementia care programme. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 9(1), 25-36.

Williams, E., Dingle, G. A., & Clift, S. (2018). A systematic review of mental health and wellbeing outcomes of group singing for adults with a mental health condition. European Journal of Public Health,


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