I have worked for Canterbury Christ Church University since November 2007 on a variety of research projects in the areas of arts, health and wellbeing, public health, health promotion and mental health.
Research and knowledge exchange
I have been involved in a wide range of research projects, including late diagnosis and testing of HIV in Kent and Picardy (France), singing for mental health and wellbeing (with the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health), evaluating the use of reminiscence materials within care settings, domestic abuse prevention for children and adolescents, and working with hard to reach communities including gypsy travellers and young carers. I also designed and led two arts and health studies, both of which evaluated the health and wellbeing impacts of arts interventions on participants and facilitators – one focussed on people living with dementia in a care setting, and the other on sight impaired adults.
I am currently working on two EU (Interreg) funded projects. DWELL (Diabetes and WELLbeing) involves working with partners in the UK, Belgium, France and the Netherlands to develop and evaluate a 12-week psychoeducational programme to empower adults with type 2 diabetes to self-manage their condition. ADAPT (Assistive Devices for empowering disAbled People through robotic Technologies) involves working with partners in the UK and France to develop innovative solutions to improve the care, wellbeing and independence of people with severe disabilities.
Publications and research outputs
Manship, S. (2017) Exploring the impact on the health and well-being of young adults’ participation in ‘The Club’. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 8 (3). pp. 295-307.
Manship, S., O'Connor, S. J., Clift, S. M., Diouf, M., Lorenzo, P., Trouillet, H. and Schmit, J. (2015) Understanding factors behind the late testing and diagnosis of HIV: Findings from phase 1 of the IMPRESS Health 2 (Interreg IVA Channel Programme) Project. In: 21st Annual Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA), 21st-24th April, Brighton, UK.
O'Connor, S. J., Hart, M. and Manship, S. (2015) P131: Understanding factors behind the late testing and diagnosis of HIV: UK results from the IMPRESS Health 2 study. HIV Medicine, 16 (Supp 2). pp. 53-54. ISSN 1464-2662
Manship, S. and Hatzidimitriadou, E. (2015) Evaluation of the Totally Touchable arts intervention project for sight impaired adults. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University. ISBN: 978-1-909067-55-4
Clift, S., Manship, S. and Stephens, L. (2015) Singing for mental health and wellbeing: Findings from West Kent and Medway. Sidney De Haan Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University. ISBN 978-1-909067-51-6
Manship, S. and Hatzidimitriadou, E. (2015) A qualitative evaluation of psychosocial outcomes of the Creative Communications pilot project for people with dementia. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University. ISBN 978-1-909067-49-3.
O’Connor, S.J., Manship, S., Jeffreys, W. et al (2015) Targeting late diagnosis of HIV in Kent, Medway and Picardy: Evaluation of interventions in the Anglo-French IMPRESS Health 2 (Interreg IVA Channel Programme) Project 4155. ISBN 978-1-909067-46-2
O’Connor, S.J, Clift, S., Diouf, M., Lorenzo, P. Manship, S., Trouillet, H. and Schmit, J. (2014) Phase 1 Anglo-French Research Report on the IMPRESS Health 2 (Interreg IVA Channel Programme) Project 4155: Understanding factors behind the late testing and diagnosis of HIV. ISBN 978-1-909067-37-0
O’Connor, S.J., Manship, S., Hart, M., Tudor, F. and Clift, S. (2014) Phase 1 Research Report on the IMPRESS Health 2 (Interreg IVA Channel Programme) Project 4155: Understanding factors behind the late testing and diagnosis of HIV. ISBN 978-1-909067-31-8
Manship, S., Ruston, A. and Smith, A. (2014) Red Reading & Reminiscence Box Project Final Project Review and Evaluation Report
Fearon, C., Manship, S., McLaughlin, H. and Jackson, S. (2013) ‘Making the case for “techo-change alignment”: a processual approach for understanding technology enabled organisational change’. (in press) European Business Review
Manship, S. and Perry, R. (2012) An Evaluation of Domestic Abuse Programmes for Adolescents in Kent and Medway
Ruston, A., Smith, A. and Manship, S. (2011) Independent Practice Placements Facilitation Project – Post Project Evaluation Report
Smith, A., Ruston, A. and Manship, S. (2011) Kent Local Involvement Network (LINk): Final report of an investigation into reasons why women in the 25-29 age group who live in West Kent do not take up cervical screening
Manship, S. (2011) South East Coastal Communities Kent and Medway – An Evaluation of the Canterbury Christ Church University Projects
Ruston, A. and Manship, S. (2010) All Saints Neighbourhood Project, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) Journey Audits