Dr Karen Gray
I joined the University of Leeds as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in September 2020. I work within the Centre for Cultural Value on a UKRI-funded project exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries, and implications for policy. I have previously held research posts at Brunel University London and the University of Winchester.
My recent PhD research examined the methodological challenges involved in evaluating arts-based activities for people living with dementia. It was funded through the Alzheimer’s Society’s TAnDem (Arts and Dementia) Doctoral Training Centre, and I gained my PhD in 2020 from the University of Worcester. I also have a first PhD in American Literature from the University of Cambridge.
- Research Associate
My research interests lie at the intersection between disciplines of arts, humanities and health. I am interested in developing greater understanding of how we research and evaluate the impacts and experience of being involved in all aspects of creativity and arts and cultural participation.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- PhD (Health and Life Sciences), University of Worcester
- PhD (Literature), University of Cambridge
- BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Cambridge
- Royal Society for Public Health, Associate Member
- INTERDEM Europe
- British Society of Gerontology