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Changing the Face of Autism Research Together is an arts collaboration between Dr Kinga Bercsenyi, a molecular biologist at Kings’ College London; artist Mario Ruiz Sorube; and podcaster and digital artist, Jon Adams. They teamed up with 21 autism researchers, clinicians,...

Hospital Rooms, a charity which commissions well-known artists to transform spaces in locked and secure mental health units, working alongside service users and staff, is embarking on six new projects this year. Bringing together artists such as Julian Opie, Rose Pilkington...

Two exhibitions are underway at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester this spring, featuring newly commissioned artworks which invite us to explore different experiences of being human, including the relationship between our...

Southeast London is familiar as home to two of our most well-known psychiatric hospitals, the Bethlem, and the Maudsley. However, it’s also central to the current UK arts scene, something that should not come as much of a surprise given the presence of the Camberwell School...

‘People say more in their art than in reports and case conferences,’ declares Lemn Sissay towards the start of this extraordinary evening. Sissay is an award-winning wordsmith whose blistering poems and plays have explored his sufferings as a child in the care system of the...

I have always enjoyed observing people, thinking about why they do certain things or about how they will behave. But my interest crystallised as an undergraduate. I studied at St Xavier’s College in Mumbai, which had a world-class psychology department. My teachers were...

As every researcher knows, participants are central to the success of a study. This is especially true of longitudinal cohort studies where the project can last decades, tracking the natural history of health and disease. A unique exhibition taking place in Edinburgh is...

In this spirit of mixing things up a bit, the four reviews below are written by people with very different profiles. See also Sally Marlow’s interview with the festival’s creative...

September sees a collaboration between Sharron Hinchliff, Reader in Psychology and Health at the University of Sheffield, and Pete McKee, an artist from Sheffield known for his evocative images and distinctive style (‘Till the end of our days’, below).

Part of Festival...

I met Emmy at her house in the outskirts of Sheffield. Our conversation covered therapy, politics, and her art [see also this month's special feature].

Do you think we’ve lost academic debate?
Certainly in the media. When I think back to 30 or 40...