Meet our people

Our team includes researchers, people with lived experience, health, creative, and voluntary and community sector professionals.  

Directors

Angela Woods

Angela Woods

Director

Professor
Department of English

Ben Alderson-Day

Ben Alderson-Day

Co-Director

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

The Labs

The Narrative Practices Lab

Laura Mazzoli Smith

Laura Mazzoli Smith

Lab Lead

Associate Professor
Education

Veronica Heney

Veronica Heney

Lab Co-Lead

Associate Professor
Sociology

Victoria (Pip) Hardy

Victoria (Pip) Hardy

Bridging Fellow

Institute for Medical Humanities

Tony Sumner

Tony Sumner

Curatorial Fellow

Institute for Medical Humanities

Arya Thampuran

Arya Thampuran

Assistant Professor

Black Health and the Humanities

Marta Cenedese

Marta Cenedese

UKRI Fellow

Institute for Medical Humanities

The Moving Bodies Lab

Cassandra Phoenix

Cassandra Phoenix

Lab Lead

Professor
Sport and Exercise Sciences

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

Professor

Geography

Megan Girdwood

Megan Girdwood

Assistant Professor in Modern Literature

English Studies

Tessa Pollard

Tessa Pollard

Professor

Anthropology

Emily Tupper

Emily Tupper

Assistant Professor in Medical Humanities

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Fraser Riddell

Fraser Riddell

Assistant Professor in Literary Medical Humanities

English Studies

The Measurement Lab

Alex Broadbent

Alex Broadbent

Lab Co-Lead

Professor of Philosophy of Science
Philosophy

Coreen McGuire

Coreen McGuire

Lab Co-Lead

Assistant Professor in 20th Century British History
History

Louise Creechan

Louise Creechan

Lecturer in Literary Medical Humanities

English Studies

Robert Chapman

Robert Chapman

Assistant Professor in Critical Neurodiversity Studies

Philosophy

The Visual and Material Lab

Fiona Johnstone

Fiona Johnstone

Lab Lead

Assistant Professor in Visual & Material Studies
English Studies

The Narrative and Cognition Lab

Marco Bernini

Marco Bernini

Lab Lead

Associate Professor in Cognitive Literary Studies
English Studies

The Affective Experience Lab

Fraser Riddell

Fraser Riddell

Lab Lead

Assistant Professor in Literary Medical Humanities
English Studies

Corinne Saunders

Corinne Saunders

Lab Lead

Professor
English Studies

The Sites

The WellSpring

Evelyn Tehrani

Evelyn Tehrani

Site Lead

Institute for Medical Humanities

Alisdair Cameron

Alisdair Cameron

Co-Director at ReCoCo

ReCoCo

Georgia Corbett

Georgia Corbett

WellSpring Coordinator

ReCoCo

Angela Glascott

Angela Glascott

Co-Director & Co-Founder of ReCoCo

ReCoCo

Veenu Gupta

Veenu Gupta

Assistant Professor in Lived Experience

Psychology

The Practice

Jesse Proudfoot

Jesse Proudfoot

Site Lead

Assistant Professor
Sociology

Jonny Coates

Jonny Coates

GP and Partner at St Anthony's Health Centre

The Festival

Ben Alderson-Day

Ben Alderson-Day

Site Lead

Associate Professor
Psychology

Nicholas Barley

Nicholas Barley

Professor in Practice

Institute for Medical Humanities

Georgia Punton

Georgia Punton

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Psychology of the Imagination

The Connective Tissue

Unit Leads

Evelyn Tehrani

Evelyn Tehrani

Senior Research & Engagement Manager

Institute for Medical Humanities

Mary Robson

Mary Robson

Senior Creative Facilitation Manager

Institute for Medical Humanities

Victoria Patton

Victoria Patton

Senior Digital Development & Communications Manager

Institute for Medical Humanities

Carolyn Blake

Carolyn Blake

Operations Manager

Institute for Medical Humanities

Akiko Hart

Akiko Hart

Professor in Practice

Institute for Medical Humanities

Connective Tissue Team

Bentley Crudgington

Bentley Crudgington

Creative Facilitator

Institute for Medical Humanities

Becca Doggwiler

Becca Doggwiler

Digital and Communications Officer

Institute for Medical Humanities

Yundi Guo

Yundi Guo

Administrator

Institute for Medical Humanities

Arya Ray

Arya Ray

Events and Fellows Coordinator

Institute for Medical Humanities

David Sanders

David Sanders

Finance Officer

Institute for Medical Humanities

Alona Snisarenko

Alona Snisarenko

General Administrator

Institute for Medical Humanities

The Networks & Fellows

Catherine Bortolon

Catherine Bortolon

Co-Lead

Early Career Hallucinations Research Network (ECHR)

Emma Palmer-Cooper

Emma Palmer-Cooper

Co-Lead

Early Career Hallucinations Research Network (ECHR)

Fiona Johnstone

Fiona Johnstone

Lead

Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research (NNMHR)

David L. Martin

David L. Martin

Visiting Fellow

Goldsmiths, University of London

Adam Powell

Adam Powell

Lead

Religion, Health and Humanities Researchers (RHHR)

Arya Thampuran

Arya Thampuran

PI

Black Health and the Humanities Network (BHH)

The International Advisory Board

Hannah Bradby

Hannah Bradby

Uppsala University

Tara Case

Tara Case

Newcastle System in the NHS North East & North Cumbria

Des Fitzgerald

Des Fitzgerald

University College Cork

Akiko Hart

Akiko Hart

Professor in Practice

Institute for Medical Humanities

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

Mind

Ericka Johnson

Ericka Johnson

Linköping University

Wajid Khan

Wajid Khan

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Laurie McGuire

Laurie McGuire

University of Oxford

Jonathan Metzl

Jonathan Metzl

Vanderbilt University

Carla Tsampiras

Carla Tsampiras

University of Cape Town

The Strategic Engagement Group

Wajid Khan

Wajid Khan

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

VONNE

David Woodhead

David Woodhead

Centre for Mental Health

Jenny Young

Jenny Young

Blue Cabin