Representing Communities is a three-year project running from July 2013 – June 2016 and which aims to establish how community representations produced through creative arts practices (e.g. story-telling, performance, visual art) can be used as a form of evidence to inform health-related policy and service development.
Cardiff University is the lead institution, and Professor Gareth Williams the Principal Investigator, collaborating with academics from Leeds University, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, University of South Wales, Birmingham University and the University of the Highlands and Islands.
CISHeW houses the journal edited by Gareth Williams (Editor-in-Chief), Sarah David (Editorial Administrator), Davina Allen, Eva Elliott, David Hughes (Swansea University), Joanna Latimer and Ian Rees Jones. The journal is an international journal which publishes sociological articles on all aspects of health, illness, medicine and health care.
Productive Margins is a five-year project running from April 2013 – March 2018 which will be connecting communities in Bristol and South Wales to co-produce new forms of engagement in decision-making across politics, policy and the arts.
The project is a collaboration between research teams in the University of Bristol and Cardiff University, led by Professor Morag McDermont at Bristol, with expertise in law, arts, humanities and the social sciences, and community organisation and social enterprise in Bristol and post-industrial South Wales.