Stephen Clift

Stephen Clift

Emeritus Professor

Stephen Clift

Background and research interests

Stephen Clift is Emeritus Professor for 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. 

He is one of the founding editors of  Arts & Health: An international journal for research, policy and practice and co-editor of the Oxford Textbook for  Creative Arts, Health and Wellbeing.  He has worked very closely with the Royal Society for Public Health in promoting the field of arts and health, and established the Arts and Health Awards in 2008, and the Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group, in 2015.

Current and recent projects

  • Evaluation of singing groups for people with chronic respiratory illness (Singing for Better Breathing) in Lambeth and Southwark, and in Medway 
  • An evaluation of the Cathedrals Group Choirs Festival 2018 

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