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Contextual Lecture: Ageing Brains, Culture and Lifestyle

With Professor Paul Camic

The importance and value of cultural engagement across the lifespan has begun to gain international attention, yet the interaction of culture, lifestyle and wellbeing is only beginning to be understood. Cultural participation through museums, art galleries and the arts is becoming an important partner for the public’s health. This presentation will explore current and future roles cultural activities could play supporting wellbeing and health.

Paul is (Hon) Professor of Health Psychology at the Dementia Research Centre, University College London and Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Canterbury Christ Church University, with research interests in community-based programmes in the arts, health and wellbeing. His current research is focused on older adults, people with a dementia and those with mental health problems.

Part of the Contextual Lecture Series Our Future: Ideas on Tomorrrow's World