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1977 – cont. Registered Nurse, Bromley Group School of Nursing
2001 BA (Hons) Music
2011 PhD in Music and Dementia, awarded by University of Kent
Trish has been working in the field of Arts and Health since 2003. During that time, Trish has gained extensive experience in research and applied teaching and practice. In the latter, she has developed several frameworks and models for health and arts practitioners.
Trish works regularly with outside partners who both research and deliver arts and cultural activities. She is currently leading on two research projects: i) Ideas Test’s Sea Folk Sing project; and ii) BBC Local Radio/Nick Ewbank Associates’ Up For Arts project. Both projects are investigating the effect of public arts engagement on population health and wellbeing. Trish is also co-leading an international project evaluating the effects of singing for people with Parkinson’s with University of Kent and University of Derby. Trish is involved in Arts4Dementia’s national campaign for the social prescription of arts, and is an external advisor for Alzheimer’s Society’s redesign of Singing for the Brain services.
Vella-Burrows, T (2017) An evaluation of the South Kent Coast CCG Singing for Wellbeing and Health. Available online at: canterbury.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/sidney-de-haan-research-centre/sidney-de-haan-research-centre.aspx
Franklin-Gould, V. and Vella-Burrows T. (2017) A report on the feasibility of fully integrating arts and heritage activities into dementia care services. Available online at: artshealthresources.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-Reawakening-Integrated-Arts-Heritage.pdf
Unadkat, S., Camic P.M. & Vella-Burrows, T. (2016). Understanding the experience of group singing for couples where one partner has a diagnosis of dementia. The Gerontologist. Advanced access: doi:10.1093/geront/gnv698
Vella-Burrows, T. Pickard, A. and Wilson, L. (2016) ‘Dance to Health’: An evaluation of health, social and artistic outcomes of a dance programme for the prevention of falls. Report for AESOP. Available online at: canterbury.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/sidney-de-haan-research-centre/sidney-de-haan-research-centre.aspx
Vella-Burrows, T. and Wilson, L. (2016) Remember to Dance: Evaluating the impact of dance activities for people in different stages of dementia. Report for Green Candle Dance Company. Available online at: canterbury.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/sidney-de-haan-research-centre/research-projects/dance-and-health/remember-to-dance.aspx
Vella-Burrows, T. Ewbank, N., Mills, S. et al. (2014) Cultural value and Social Capital: Investigating social capital, health and wellbeing impacts in three coastal towns undergoing culture-led regeneration. Sidney De Haan Research Centre and Nick Ewbank Associates.
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