• Then there were three - 'The show must go on'.

      Bird, Drew; University of Derby (British Association of Dramatherapists Annual Conference, 2010-09-11)
      This Theatrical show will develop ideas of Peter Brook's empty space and Lecoq's neutral space and how this utilizes the imagination. The content will be an exploration of loss, isolation and the struggle to adapt to change and the utilization of the imagination to explore somatic memory. The show will explore the memories of the body which conflict with the memories of the mind. The drama will present a show struggling to continue and how this impacts on the diminishing cast who are axed one by one as the play his financial crises. The show has been running many years and the attracted large audiences in the past and yet still continues to try and capture the glory days. The show explores the characters' struggle to reconcile the changes in the show and their difficulty responding to the changes, still replaying out the same scenes with an imaginary cast. The show develops the ideas of Psychiatrist and Hypnotherapist Milton Erikson who said there are no resistant clients just inflexible therapists. This is a development of the Buddhist idea of a fixed self and how such a narrative can impact on the ability to navigate the necessary challenges through the journey of life and as a therapist. Themes include existentialism, Jung's individuation process, rites of passage, improvisation and the development of the self and dramatherapists need to be flexible in order to attune to change and the needs of the clients. The show locates the importance of theater at the heart of the transformation process and how working with the physical body can access Stanislavsky's ideas of emotional memory and access the unconscious. The show will demonstrate the power of Brectian approaches to theater and the role the audience plays in the show as part of the shared transformation of change.
    • Towards a drama therapy pedagogy: An a/r/tographic study using dramatic improvisation

      Bird, Drew; Tozer, Katy; University of Derby (Intellect, 2016-10-01)
      This article explores the role of the art form in both research and teaching practice for the delivery of an MA drama therapy program in the United Kingdom. A/r/tography as the chosen research methodology makes central the artistic process to inform teaching and research through ongoing reflexivity using dramatic improvisation. Seven phases (renderings) illustrate the development towards formulating a drama therapy pedagogy. The authors explore disseminating the research through performance as another form of praxis.
    • The tyranny of expectations of post-natal delight: gendered happiness

      Hogan, Susan; University of Derby (Taylor and Francis, 2016-09-30)
      This article explores the contested nature of childbirth practices with a historical perspective. The article discusses the modern medical/interventionist model of birth now predominant in the UK and examines the consequences of prevailing norms for women. It includes some reflections on the regulation of pregnancy and the transition to motherhood and notes some counter-cultural movements such as ‘free-birthing’.
    • Unpacking gender in art therapy: The elephant at the art therapy easel

      Hogan, Susan; Cornish, Shelagh; University of Derby,; Health & Social Care Research Centre (2014-10-28)
      A national survey of registered art therapists in Britain was undertaken to create both quantitative and qualitative data about how ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation influence the therapeutic relationship. A tick-box scale was used alongside more open questions. This article presents the initial findings of the research and will focus on gender issues in the art therapy relationship; it will elucidate some of the ways in which art therapists conceptualise gender in the therapeutic alliance. The research indicates that the overwhelming majority of art therapists think that their own gender is very important to the therapeutic encounter. The personal preference of the client, personal history and presenting issues, which may be gender related, are highlighted by both male and female respondents. Art therapists seek to be aware and non-judgemental regarding gender. An interesting finding highlights that the transference gender might not correspond to the biological sex, suggesting that some art therapists have a ‘mobile’ understanding of gender, and are keen not to foreclose conceptual possibilities because of gender. This would also seem to indicate a permeation of postmodernist ideas into art therapy thinking.
    • The use of simulation and moulage in undergraduate diagnostic radiography education: A burns scenario

      Shiner, Naomi; University of Derby (Elsevier, 2019-01-08)
      There is a national drive to increase allied health professions simulation training. However, there is a paucity of literature within diagnostic radiography in relation to clinical simulation. No research could be found regarding the impact of simulation in radiography with complex clinical burns scenarios.This research aims to explore the perceptions of radiography undergraduate students regarding their preparedness for the complex care requirements in imaging examinations of clinical burns cases using a mixed methods approach. A small-scale simulation-based teaching session was developed in a Scottish HEI, using role play and moulage to create realism. Twenty-eight undergraduate student radiographers participated in the scenario. Students completed pre- and post-scenario questionnaires using Likert scale and free response data. Focus groups were undertaken three months after the simulation to obtain rich qualitative data. Common themes were identified via a process of initial coding and a 6-phase thematic analysis. Thematic analysis demonstrated a marked increased perception of preparedness post-scenario; students felt more prepared to undertake their role in the imaging of complex care patients (Likert scoring increased with both mode and median post-scenario). Common themes that were identified were patient centeredness, realism and learning. Within this limited pilot project, the use of simulation was an effective means of preparing students to understand their role within the complex care setting (with respect to the traumatic realism of burns) in preparedness for professional practice. Additionally, students related to the practical understanding of the complexity of human factors that exist within clinical practice.
    • Using social media to promote the radiography subject area

      Partner, Alexandra; Hyde, Emma; University of Derby (United Kingdom Radiological Congress, 2014-06-09)
      • Aims/Objectives - To share our experiences of using social media to raise the profile of the Radiography Subject Area . -To illustrate how social media can be used promote a team’s authority to teach, and support recruitment • Content of presentation The Radiography Subject Area Facebook page was launched in January 2013. It was designed to raise our profile with potential students, current students, and stakeholders such as clinical partners. The Facebook page is used by the team to showcase innovative teaching sessions, and key events that the subject area is involved in. Alongside the Facebook page, a number of staff created their own LinkedIn profiles. These profiles allow staff to showcase their skills & expertise, and create links to work they have done e.g. publications. • Relevance/Impact The reach of the Facebook page is proving substantial, with some posts (such as the heart dissection) being seen by over 400 people. The use of LinkedIn profiles has aided in networking by allowing staff to connect with both senior academics within our own institution, and key figures within the radiography profession. • Outcomes The careful use of social media has many potential benefits to HE programmes, in particular for communication and networking (Jadu, 2009). As such it was part of our strategy for 2012-13 to embed social media into our subject area. • Discussion There are plans to extend the use of Social Media to include a YouTube channel and to look at Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr. Promotion of our Facebook page is on-going.
    • The value of art therapy in antenatal and postnatal care: A brief literature review with recommendations for future research

      Hogan, Susan; Sheffield, David; Woodward, Amelia; University of Derby (Taylor & Francis, 2017-09-01)
      There is a very small body of literature addressing the use of the arts or art therapy in antenatal and post-natal care, and much of it is qualitative, including some rich and complex data which is worthy of discussion and consideration. Overall, it points to a promising use of supportive and therapeutic arts in this area. This article presents some background on the use of the arts specifically focusing on post-natal depression and birth trauma. It then moves on to present a brief survey of literature in the field, followed by some further reflections and discussion about further research needed to establish clinical utility and economic viability.
    • Values and ethics in CBT

      Kingdon, David; Maguire, Nick; Stalmeisters, Dzintra; Townend, Michael; University of Derby (Sage, 2017-03-17)
      This book covers the values and ethics in the field of CBT.
    • Values-based practice (VBP) training for radiographers.

      Strudwick Ruth; Newton-Hughes, Ann; Gibson, Sue; Harris, Joanne; Gradwell, Mark; Hyde, Emma; Harvey-Lloyd, Jane; O'Regan, Tracy; Hendry, Julie; University of Suffolk; et al. (The National Association of Educators in Practice, 2018-04-20)
    • Virtually home: Exploring the potential of virtual reality to support patient discharge after stroke

      Threapleton, Kate; Newberry, Karen; Sutton, Greg; Worthington, Esme; Drummond, Avril; University of Nottingham; University of Derby (2017-02-01)
      Introduction: The level of assessment and intervention received by patients prior to discharge varies widely across stroke services in the United Kingdom. This study aimed to explore the potential value of virtual reality in preparing patients for discharge following stroke. Method: Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 13 occupational therapists, eight patients with a stroke and four community stroke survivors. Views were sought of the perceived acceptability, potential utility and limitations of a ‘virtual home’ environment for use in pre-discharge education and assessment. Data were analysed thematically. Findings: Interviewees found the virtual home to be an acceptable and visual means of facilitating discussions about discharge. It was perceived as valuable in assessing patient insight into safety risks and exploring the implications of installing assistive equipment at home. Limitations were identified relating to specific software issues and the use of virtual reality with patients with cognitive or perceptual impairments. Conclusion: The results demonstrate the potential utility of the virtual home within stroke rehabilitation. Patients and therapists engaged with the virtual home and, moreover, made practical suggestions for future development. Feasibility and pilot testing in a clinical setting is required to compare the use of the virtual home with traditional approaches of pre-discharge assessment.
    • Virtually home: Feasibility study and pilot randomised controlled trial of a virtual reality intervention to support patient discharge after stroke.

      Threapleton, Kate; Newberry, Karen; Sutton, Greg; Worthington, Esme; Drummond, Avril; University of Nottingham; University of Derby (Sage, 2018-01-09)
      Virtually home: Feasibility study and pilot randomised controlled trial of a virtual reality intervention to support patient discharge after stroke Show less Kate Threapleton, Karen Newberry, Greg Sutton, Esme Worthington, Avril Drummond First Published January 9, 2018 Research Article Download PDFPDF download for Virtually home: Feasibility study and pilot randomised controlled trial of a virtual reality intervention to support patient discharge after stroke Article information Full Access Article Information Article first published online: January 9, 2018 Received: January 27, 2017; Accepted: October 19, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1177/0308022617743459 Kate Threapleton1, Karen Newberry2, Greg Sutton3, Esme Worthington1, Avril Drummond4 1Research Fellow, 14278School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK 2Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, College of Health and Social Care, University of Derby, UK 3Learning Technology Developer, Learning Enhancement, University of Derby, UK 4Professor of Healthcare Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK Corresponding Author: Kate Threapleton, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, A Floor, South Block Link, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2HA, UK. Email: kate.threapleton@nottingham.ac.uk Abstract Introduction Virtual reality has the potential to assist occupational therapists in preparing patients for discharge by facilitating discussions and providing education about relevant practical issues and safety concerns. This study aimed to explore the feasibility of using a virtual reality intervention to support patient discharge after stroke and pilot its use. Method Practical aspects of delivering a virtual reality intervention prior to discharge were explored by means of a non-randomised feasibility study and a subsequent pilot randomised controlled trial. Factors considered included eligibility, recruitment, intervention delivery, attrition and suitability of outcome measures. Outcome measures included standardised assessments of stroke severity, mobility, health-related quality of life, functional ability, satisfaction with services and concerns about falling. Results Thirty-three participants were recruited in total: 17 to the feasibility study and 16 to the pilot trial. At 1-month follow-up, 14 participants (82%) were re-assessed in the feasibility study and 12 (75%) in the pilot trial. The main difficulties encountered related to recruitment, particularly regarding post-stroke cognitive impairments, the presence of mild deficits or illness. Conclusion It was feasible to recruit and retain participants, deliver the intervention and collect outcome measures, despite slow recruitment rates. These findings could inform the design of a definitive trial. Keywords
    • Where the wild things are! Do urban green spaces with greater avian biodiversity promote more positive emotions in humans?

      Cameron, Ross; Brindley, Paul; Mears, Meagan; McEwan, Kirsten; Ferguson, Fiona; Sheffield, David; Jorgensen, Anna; Riley, J; Goodwick, J; Ballard, L; et al. (Elsevier, 2020-01-22)
      Urban green space can help mitigate the negative impacts of urban living and provide positive effects on citizens’ mood, health and well-being. Questions remain, however, as to whether all types of green space are equally beneficial, and if not, what landscape forms or key features optimise the desired benefits. For example, it has been cited that urban landscapes rich in wildlife (high biodiversity) may promote more positive emotions and enhance well-being. This research utilised a mobile phone App, employed to assess people’s emotions when they entered any one of 945 green spaces within the city of Sheffield, UK. Emotional responses were correlated to key traits of the individual green spaces, including levels of biodiversity the participant perceived around them. For a subsample of these green spaces, actual levels of biodiversity were assessed through avian and habitat surveys. Results demonstrated strong correlations between levels of avian biodiversity within a green space and human emotional response to that space. Respondents reported being happier in sites with greater avian biodiversity (p < 0.01, r = 0.78) and a greater variety of habitats (p < 0.02, r = 0.72). Relationships were strengthened when emotions were linked to perceptions of overall biodiversity (p < 0.001, r = 0.89). So, when participants thought the site was wildlife rich, they reported more positive emotions, even when actual avian biodiversity levels were not necessarily enhanced. The data strengthens the arguments that nature enhances well-being through positive affect, and that increased ‘engagement with nature’ may help support human health within urban environments. The results have strong implications for city planning with respect to the design, management and use of city green spaces.
    • ‘Withness’: Creative spectating for residents living with advanced dementia in care homes

      Astell-Burt, Caroline; McNally, Theresa; Collard-Stokes, Gemma; Irons, J. Yoon; London School of Puppetry; University of Derby (Intellect, 2020-07-01)
      Aiming to illustrate the potential for puppetry as a useful resource in dementia care, the authors argue unusually that play with puppets derives not particularly from drama or theatre, but fundamentally from the performative relationship people have with objects. The puppeteers of the study achieved remarkable emotional connection with care-home residents through an experience of puppetry, which dissolved the unitary autonomy of the puppet, recontextualizing it relationally as the puppeteer-with-puppet-with-spectator. It is this ‘withness’ that ignited the creative spark of presence of the residents. For a moment of trust and child-like joy kinaesthetic memories stirred in them, appearing to break down emotional barriers between the person and the world around them and indicating comparatively longer-term therapeutic benefits.
    • Women’s inequality: a global problem explored in participatory arts.

      Hogan, Susan; Warren, Lorna; University of Derby,; College of Health & Social Research Centre (UNESCO, 2013-11)
      This paper discusses research-guided practice in community-based arts in health activity in Britain. This discussion is situated within an exploration of health policy and its relationship to the arts in health. It provides a summary analysis of a large body of research relevant to wellbeing and mental-health rehabilitation; it will describe how community-based arts in health activity provides the basis for a set of evidence-based actions to improve well-being. In respect to research-guided practice, this paper will argue a strong case that community-based arts in health initiatives encompass all aspects of the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’; furthermore, it will indicate how community arts in health activities are also significant in aiding recovery from mental ill health. The essay moves on to explore why participatory approaches are of particular value to women. In particular, the paper looks at the position of older women, with reference to the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme in Britain. It concludes with a detailed discussion of several recent projects. A description of the research inquiry will enable the partnership structures and the ethos developed in the projects’ delivery to be elucidated and discussed in order to interrogate strategies of practice. It is hoped that this frank discussion of some of the tensions between arts-based participatory practice and arts-based participatory practice for research will be of interest. Different visual methods will be articulated. Methods have included the use of art elicitation, photo-diaries, film-booths, directed photography, and re-enactment phototherapy within an overarching participatory framework. It is recognised that women are a highly diversified group with crosscutting allegiances, some of which have been acknowledged in this project.
    • Working across disciplines: Using visual methods in participatory frameworks

      Hogan, Susan; University of Derby (Berghahn Books, 2017-03)
    • Your body is a battleground: Art therapy with women

      Hogan, Susan; University of Derby,; Health & Social Care Research Centre (2013-09)
      This article interrogates the place of feminism within art therapy. It provides a lively, polemical argument that art therapy must maintain a critical relationship to the discipline of psychology in order to avoid oppressing women with misogynistic discourses which are embedded in theories and practices. The article also explores the visual culture which surrounds us, and how images affect our sensibility, our self-esteem, and our ability to act in the world.