Creative Facilitation Unit

Our team of specialist staff skilled in the use of arts-based and experimental approaches to collaboration. 

Mary Robson

Mary Robson

Senior Creative Facilitator

Mary is a facilitator with extensive experience in creative practice, from theatre design to community-based arts in health and education.

Bentley Crudgington

Bentley Crudgington

Creative Facilitator

Bentley is a creative facilitator, producer and artist who helps people make meaningful things in beautiful ways. They are particularly interested in the ethics of participation, interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, welfare and care.

What is creative facilitation?

Essentially experimental, creative facilitation brings diverse groups of people together to collaborate, take risks and form meaningful connections.

The Creative Facilitation Unit in the Discovery Research Platform for Medical Humanities is led by Mary Robson with Bentley Crudington. They support the development of new research projects, partnerships and collaborative working practices.  

The Creative Facilitation Unit also aims to equip individuals with skills in creative facilitation and participatory approaches through training programmes and mentorship.

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Read: Creative Facilitation Report

A report outlining the development and impact of creative facilitation in interdisciplinary and cross sector research settings, as practiced by Mary Robson at Durham University.

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Listen: Creative Facilitation Podcast

Mary Robson and participants in The Fundamentals of Creative Facilitation reflect on the value of creative and participatory approaches and what they learned from the training.

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Train: Creative Facilitation Training

Find out about our training courses in creative facilitation and participatory approaches at the Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University.

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