Supporting Performing Arts Health Research

As the largest provider of performing arts medicine in the UK, BAPAM has built expertise and collected data from over 10,000 patient consultations, which can be used for research in accordance with patient consent and data protection regulation. We actively promote partnership with academic institutions to further research which can enhance our understanding of prevention and treatment for performing arts health. 

We have a strong partnership with UCL through the Performing Arts Medicine MSc Programme, which we were instrumental in helping to establish, and the course leader, Dr Hara Trouli, is a BAPAM clinician and Trustee. Performing Arts Medicine students conducting research can work with BAPAM as part of an approved research project.

The Centre for Performance Science is a collaboration between the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London. The Centre’s Director, Professor Aaron Williamon, is also a Trustee of BAPAM. This has led to a collaborative PhD with BAPAM. PhD student, Michael Durrant works with BAPAM to conduct research into health promotion in the performing arts.

As our CEO, Claire Cordeaux, is a member of the steering group of the Healthy Conservatoires Network, we connect with many of the top researchers in this area across the UK and internationally and BAPAM has been delighted to be a partner on research bids in this area.

We welcome discussion regarding research partnerships and are keen for our unique knowledge and experience to be used to contribute to the development of new evidence about the health of performing artists.

If a research project you are undertaking has ethics approval from a suitable academic body, we may share information about the project, including calls for participants, with an extensive network of creative practitioners, healthcare professionals, educators and industry organisations. Please contact us to discuss this. 

To contact us about performing arts health research please email or call us and speak to BAPAM Director, Claire Cordeaux, or Senior Manager for Special Projects, Dan Hayhurst.

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