Research Associate
Cardiff University

I am a social scientist with a particular interest in creative methods, health inequalities, political engagement, wellbeing and policy. I have a diverse track record in qualitative and arts-based research, ranging from formal evaluations of public health interventions to performance-based debate, theatre and film making.

Cultural Participation Research Network
We are a group of academics, creative professionals, and representatives from cultural organisations ranging from small arts groups and community groups to national heritage and arts portfolio organisations and local authorities. The Cultural Participation Research Network
Research Team:
Eva Elliott (Cardiff University), Ellie Byrne (Cardiff University)
Representing Communities: Developing the Creative Power of People to Improve Health and Well-being
Funding: £1.5 million The Project is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Communities, Cultures, Health and Wellbeing Research Grant. The aim of this project was to establish how community representations produced through creative arts practices (e.g
Research Team:
Gareth Williams, Eva Elliott (Cardiff University), Pete Seaman, Qulsom Frazil, Clare Barker, Roiya Saltus, Issie MacPhail, Joanna Skelt, Ellie Byrne (Cardiff University), Claire Mckechnie-Mason
Workshop CPRN Meeting: 'IN THE SYSTEM'
22nd January 2020 |
'IN THE SYSTEM' A research-based play on the barriers to accessing mental health services. Hosted by Dr Rhiannon Lane, Reality Theatre Company, and the Cultural Participation Research Network (CPRN). Sponsored by Jayne Bryant AM. Funded by Wellcome...
Workshop CPRN meeting: Performing the everyday: the power of theatre
8th July 2019 |
Join us for the next Cultural Participation Research Network meeting: Performing the everyday: the power of theatre. The theme this time is Theatre and how it can contribute to knowledge exchange, evidence, wellbeing, culture and civil society. We...
Seminar Cultural Participation Research Network meeting: focus on heritage
26th March 2019 |
Join us for the next Cultural Participation Research Network meeting, focusing on Heritage, kindly hosted by the National Trust at Dyffryn Gardens. We will hear about the CAER Heritage project based in ACE (Caerau & Ely) along with the National Trust...
Seminar Arts as Essential Vaccine? Exploring Creative Health in Wales
13th February 2018 |
We warmly invite you to join us in discussion with Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, who researched and drafted the report Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, as she talks about how Michael Marmot’s ideas have informed the basis on which she...
Seminar Cultural Participation Research Network December meeting
1st December 2017 |
Join us for the second Cultural Participation Research Network meeting, we will be providing lunch and an opportunity for networking, as well as updating on developments so far. We will also be hearing about the seed corn funding and the projects...