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Three Cardiff Met researchers have been paired with local artists who have created visual art to represent their research area. All three Cardiff Met academics are focusing on an aspect of health and wellbeing post pandemic.The academics will provide a 10-minute talk of their research and then their partnered artist will discuss their art piece. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.
An unfortunate host: pathogens and the infection process
Dr. Sarah Maddocks (Reader in Microbiology and Infection (Cardiff Metropolitan University))
Dr Sarah Maddocks is a reader in Microbiology and Infection, her research looks at understanding the interactions between pathogens and their host during the infection process. Sarah has been paired with Lisa Derrick, an artist, writer, dog whisperer, colour lover, chronically ill, neurodivergent, equity champion - Lisa can often be found making work about all of these things.
Big feelings, miniature art
Dr. Rachel Sumner ( Senior Research Fellow for the Global Academy in Health and Human Performance at Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Dr Rachel Sumner is Senior Research Fellow for the Global Academy in Health and Human Performance. She is a chartered psychologist and psychobiologist whose work spans various domains of health, from social prescribing to occupational health and wellbeing. Rachel has been paired with Abi Trotman, a Welsh artist who works exclusively in miniature (1/12th scale). Her practice surrounds visual storytelling, showcasing the places and spaces that people inhabit and what those spaces tell us about those people, either through stereotyping, judgement or the innate biases of the viewer
Holistic medicine and arterial disease
Dr. Jane Lewis (Research Lead and Lecturer in Podiatry at Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Dr Jane Lewis is an academic and clinical podiatrist who is researching holistic approaches to arterial disease. Jane has been paired with Alix Edwards, a Cardiff-based multi-platform artist, whose work explores untold histories, resilience, loss and shame.
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