Publications & Events

(For an easier to read CV / outputs section visit LinkedIn page)

Practice Handbook: free download
DEMENTIA AND IMAGINATION: Research Informed Approaches to Visual Arts Programmes


Dementia and Imagination Website 
See an interview with our Principle Investigator Dr Gill Windle explaining the study here.

Taylor, K., Windle, G., Howson, T. & Davenport, B. (2017) Dementia and Imagination: Review of end of project conference, Wellcome Trust, January 2017. British Psychological Society, Qualitative Methods in Psychology, Spring 2017.

Newman, A., Baber, M., O’Brien, D., Goulding, A., Hedd-Jones, C., Howson, T., Jones, C., Parkinson, C., Taylor, K., Tischler, V. & Windle, G (2016) Carrying out research across the arts and humanities and social sciences: developing the methodology for Dementia and Imagination. Cultural Trends.

Taylor, K., Lobban, F., & Fletcher, I. (2015) Exploring the links between the phenomenology of creativity and bipolar disorder Journal of Affective Disorders.

Editorial – Bipolar disorders; a balanced perspective
Editorial of first issue of Bipolar Disorder: Open Access Journal

Lobban, F., Taylor, K. & Jones, S. (2010) Bipolar is a double-edged sword : a qualitative study of the positive edge. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Lobban, F., Barrowclough, C., Jeffrey, S., Bucci, S. Taylor, K., Mallinson, S., Fitzsimmons, M. & Marshall, M. (2010) Understanding factors influencing substance use in people with recent onset psychosis: a qualitative studyJournal of Social Science and Medicine.

Hammerlsey, P., Taylor, K., McGovern, J. & Kinderman, P. (2010) Attributions for hallucinations in bipolar disorder. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Tarrier, N., Taylor, K., & Gooding, P. (2008) Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Suicide Behavior: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisBehaviour Modification. 

Forthcoming Publications:

Taylor, K., Lobban, F. & Fletcher, I. (2017) Engaging with art as part of recovery processes in individuals with mental health difficulties: a phenomenological meta-synthesis

Taylor, K., Parkinson, C., Windle G. & Anon. “A way to beauty”: Case study exploring how arts-based practices can foster well-being in people living with dementia. 
Taylor, K. Parkinson, C. Windle, G. Dementia and Imagination, The Grand Tour: A pilot study on artist-led excursions for people with dementia in UK NHS services. Dementia. 
Taylor, K., Dacombe, J., Brent, G. Parkinson, C., Windle, G. Making Connections Through Contemporary Art: Public perceptions of people with dementia following an art exhibition showcasing artworks made by participants of Dementia and Imagination. Qualitative Social Research. 

Exhibitions and Events:

Coming in August 2017:
Dementia and Imagination at The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster
From 14th August to 9th September, The Dukes will exhibit a range of artworks made by participants of Dementia and Imagination. A range of techniques will be exhibited, including light drawings, sculptures, and mobiles and charcoal sketches, all created by people with diagnoses of dementia in Derbyshire Community Health Services Foundation Trust.

Transformed image
An image made by a participant of Dementia and Imagination, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities.

Dementia and Imagination: Final Event, The Wellcome Trust January 2017
You can soon read my review of the event  in Qualitative Methods in Psychology (May edition).

No. 3 Muddle Maze, Einstein’s Garden, Green Man Festival, Wales 2016
Research Artist Carol Hanson’s wonderful creations last year saw cartoon pensioners Doris and Ivor visit the Green Man music festival and collect people’s favourite memories. Through this fair we engaged over 1600 people in the project.

Carry On Cartoon Camping, Einstein’s Garden, Green Man Festival, Wales 2015 
Research Artist Carol Hanson created cartoon pensioners Doris and Ivor. The Dementia and Imagination team engaged over 800 members of the public at a science fair, at which researchers and artists playfully engage festival goers through vibrant stalls where art meets science, and where conversations can be a catalyst for change.

Research Artist Carol Hanson's installation at Green Man: Doris and Ivor's Carry On Cartoon Camping
Research Artist Carol Hanson’s Carry On Catroon Camping public engagement installation at the Green Man festival.

From Helsinki to Manchester: 2016

For one week, 8 Arts Development Officers from Finland visited a number of arts and health organisations in Manchester. Arts for Health at MMU hosted a day long workshop for 100+ individuals working in research, practice and policy.

Entrepreneurship, Wellbeing and Innovation Seminar; Manchester Art Gallery Presentation for entrepreneurs on well-being, mood and creativity in a leadership context.

Dementia and Imagination at The Crooked Spire, Chesterfield
Arts for Health Director Clive Parkinson and I co-curated this public exhibition with artists Joanna Dacombe and Gillian Brent, artists at Nottingham Contemporary. The exhibition will be repeated at The Dukes, Lancaster in August.

Urban Psychosis
At the Holden Gallery, Urban Psychosis drew on the psychological effects of city living, and included work from John Baldessari, Matthew Buckingham and Sophie Calle. The exhibition included a programme of evening lectures from Will Self, Professor Rhiannon Corcoran and Professor John Read.
Now Then Magazine article: Inner City Pressure.

Urban Psychosis Exhibition
Exhibition and talks from by Will Self and Professor John Read John Baldessari – Matthew Buckingham – Sophie Calle – Marc Camille Chaimowicz – Moyra Davey – Luke Fowler – Gillian Wearing – Catherine Yass The modern city has frequently been identified through its intensity – a busy and bustling environment of potentially creative and productive activity. For the spectator, this intensity can also tip over into a state in which reality is temporarily obscured. It is this finely balanced state which the exhibition explores, the condition of urban psychosis is presented as a recurring theme, a shadow which continues to haunt the city. July 2014