Dr Kat Taylor
Researcher and NHS Clinical Psychologist
I am a senior clinical psychologist in NHS children’s services (CAMHS), and also manage Greater Manchester’s Arts and Mental Health Innovation Programme, part of the THRIVE national transformation of children’s services.
Prior to clinical training (completed 2013) I worked in several university psychology research departments including the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University, notable for its service user involvement, and on the Dementia & Imagination research programme. My research has explored links between arts, health and well-being and I have shared this work in a variety of forums and to diverse audiences, for example, Tate Liverpool, an EU Parliament Special Advisory Group, The Pratt Institute, New York, and taken part in the Wellcome Trust’s Human Library. Alongside publication I have focussed on public engagement and collaborated with artists at Einstein’s Garden at Green Man Festival, Wales and co-curated exhibitions on mental health and dementia.