Cultural and Museum Studies, University of Leicester
Title: Pathways to Wellbeing: exploring the social and spatial role of museums in supporting mental wellbeing
'Recovery stories: transitional identities and the ambivalence of the maternal experience' in Therapeutic Arts in Pregnancy, Birth & New Parenthood, Edit. Professor Susan Hogan, Routledge, 2020.
2018 QUAD Creative Wellbeing Symposium
2017 Arts& Humanities Symposium, University of Derby
2016 National Culture Counts Conference, The Lowry
2014 Understanding British Portraits Conference, National Portrait Gallery
2014 East Midlands Arts Awards Conference
Founder/co-director of Common Threads creative arts and health organisation, which works in partnership with hospitals, Mind, community organisation etc., taking inspiration from museums and heritage sites. http://www.common-threads.org/
Artist in residence at the Beeches Perinatal Unit, Derby Royal Hospital.
National and regional museums awards for engagment and partnership projects.
The construction of individual and cultural Identities, with specific refence to maternal expereince.https://cargocollective.com/jane-hardstaff/Motherlines-1