Introducing HEARD – Health, Arts and Design research hub

HEARD (HEAlth, ARts and Design) is a new research hub of UAL focusing on art and design and their relationship to health. The hub brings together artists, researchers, students, and practitioners from across the UAL community, including a number of CRiSAP researchers.

‘The research projects undertaken by the group aim to be empathetic, ethical and driven by a collective urgency to place Art and Design research as a critically engaged agent within the Medical Humanities, and in direct engagement with service providers in active healthcare contexts. HEARD is curious about aesthetic, social, and political ideals within health and medicine and the role art and design can play in querying established ideologies.

Since its formation in 2019 as a series of discussions lead by Emeritus Professor at CRiSAP, John Wynne, and a UAL wide gathering in 2020, HEARD has been developing into the collaborative research hub that it is today building on a rich variety of practice in this area already happening at UAL’


The HEARD working group includes:

Caterina Albano, (Reader, CSM, Research Academics; Susan Aldworth, (Associate Lecturer, CSM); Beverley Carruthers, (Senior Lecturer Photography, LCC0; Nathan Cohen, (MA Art and Science Course Leader, CSM); Tom Corby, (Associate Dean: Research CSM); Anne-Marie Creamer, (Pathway Leader, DPS CSM fine art – Convenor for Heard); Jo Ennis, (Strategic Partnerships Manager, CCW); Dr Zoë Mendelson, (Course Leader BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, CCW – Wimbledon; Oonagh O’Hagan, (Curriculum Leader for Fashion & Textiles, Access & Progression CSM); Clare Shelton, (Research Funding Manager ADS – Research – Research Management and Administration;) Salome Voegelin, (Professor of Sound, LCC, CRiSAP;) Mark Peter Wright, (LCC, CRiSAP); John Wynne, (Emeritus Professor, LCC, CRiSAP); Hannah Zeilig, (Senior Research Fellow LCF)


Read more about HEARD on the LCC website

Read the HEARD mission statement


Image: Students experimenting in the Grow Lab, Central Saint Martins, on the Hacking Hearts Scientist in Residence project, November 2019. © Hacking Hearts CSM/TiTech 2019