Prof Paul Crawford
Professor of Health Humanities, School of Health Sciences;
Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Paul Crawford is Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH).
As founding father of the global and rapidly developing field of health humanities, Professor Crawford leads a large programme of research in applying the arts and humanities to inform and transform healthcare, health and wellbeing. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed articles or chapters and 13 books, most recently
The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities (Palgrave),
Florence Nightingale at Home (Palgrave) and
Cabin Fever: Surviving Lockdown in the Coronavirus Pandemic (Emerald).
He is also the commissioning editor for two series,
Arts for Health (Emerald) and
Routledge Studies in Literature and Health Humanities (Routledge) and is lead Editor-in-Chief for
The Encyclopedia of Health Humanities (Springer). In 2021, he led the campaign for young people’s mental health called
What’s Up With Everyone with Academy Award-winning Aardman (Shaun the Sheep, Wallace & Gromit).
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