A novel cure: the health and well-being outcomes of creative practices in ageing

A novel cure is a pilot study to build an evidence base to understand the impact of creative practices (writing, reading, music & art) on the ageing self. As social policy increasingly moves toward including creative ageing interventions for well-being, understanding what outcomes such practices produce is critical.  A novel cure will pilot a series of purposively designed creative practices workshops in 3 Victorian community health centres servicing socially disadvantaged aged care populations. The pilot will assess the feasibility and accessibility of the workshop programs and explore the biological and psychosocial outcomes that result.

Researchers

Victoria Palmer [General Practice, Medicine, Dental and Health Sciences, UoM]

Elizabeth MacFarlane [School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, UoM]

Danny Butt [School of Culture and Communication, Arts, UoM]

Neville Chiavaroli [Medical School, Medicine, Dental and Health Sciences, UoM]

Beth Driscoll [School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, UoM]

Simon Murray [Anatomy and Neurosciences, Biomedical Science, UoM]

Jane Gunn [General Practice, Medicine, Dental and Health Sciences, UoM]

Anthony Hannan [Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, UoM]

Kevin Brophy [School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of Arts, UoM]

Danielle Fuller [University of Birmingham]

Research Program

Creative arts