Stephen Clift is Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.
He has worked in the field of health promotion and public health for over twenty-five years, and has made contributions to research, practice and training on HIV/AIDS prevention, sex education, international travel and health and the health promoting school. His current interests relate to arts and heath and particularly the potential value of group singing for health and wellbeing.
- Poulos, C., Poulos, R., Clift, S., Opher, S. et al. (2018) Arts on prescription for community dwelling older people with a range of health and wellness needs, Health and Social Care in the Community, 26, 6 (published online)
Skingley, A., Clift, S., Hurley, S., Price, S., et al. (2018) Community singing groups for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Participant perspectives. Perspectives in Public Health, 138, 1: 66-75.
- Clift, S., Manship, S. and Stephens, L. (2017) Further evidence that singing fosters mental health and wellbeing: Findings from the West Kent and Medway project, Social Inclusion and Mental Health, 21, 1, 53-62.
- Kwan, C. K. & Clift, S. (2017) Exploring the processes of change facilitated by musical activities on mental wellness. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 27, 2, 142-157
- Clift, S., Page, S., Daykin, N and Peasgood, E. (2016) The perceived effects of singing on the health and well-being of wives and partners of members of the British Armed Forces: A cross-sectional survey, Public Health, 138, 93-100.
Lewis, A., Cave, P., Stern, M., Welch, L., et al. (2016) Singing for Lung Health—a systematic review of the literature and consensus statement. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 26, 16080; published online 1 December 2016.
Skingley, A., Martin, A. and Clift, S. (2016) The contribution of community singing groups to the well-being of older people: Participant perspectives from the United Kingdom, Journal of Applied Gerontology, 35, 12, 1302-1324.
Stickley, T., Parr, H., Daykin, N., Clift, S., De Nora, T. et al. (2016) Arts, health and wellbeing: reflections on a national seminar series and building a UK research network Arts and Health: An international journal of research, policy and practice, 9, 1, 14-25.
Coulton, S., Clift, S., Skingley, A. and Rodriguez, J. (2015) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community singing on mental health-related quality of life of older people: randomised controlled trial, British Journal of Psychiatry, 211, 6, 1–6.
Hinshaw, T., Clift, S. Hulbert, S. and Camic, P. (2015) Group singing and young people's psychological well-being, International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 17, 1, 46-63.