Supporting healthcare professionals through Covid-19: Understanding how arts-based methods can support non-verbal communication

About the project

The multidisciplinary research team involved in this project worked with performers to develop and deliver a programme of training and support for frontline NHS staff during the pandemic. A key focus of the work was on developing staff skills and confidence to communicate effectively when wearing PPE might have made this difficult.

Research interviews generated evidence around the challenges facing healthcare professionals and the efficacy of arts-based approaches in supporting them.

Principal Investigator

Dr Suzy Wilson
(Queen Mary University London)

Project Website

Arts & Health and Wellbeing

Coping Creatively


Skills and Training


communication healthcare NHS PPE workforce