The research

Katie O’Donoghue

I am a PhD based at the EGA Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, UK. I have a Masters in Art Psychotherapy and many years of experience working in the health sector. My undergraduate degree in Fine Art and Design inspired a process of my own personal heritage research which I incorporated into my art works.

CHEurope Project

“CHEurope” is a PhD training program in cultural heritage supported by the European Union under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) – Innovative Training Networks (ITN). The project is the result of a collaboration between key European academic and non-academic organisations in Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Belgium and Italy. With an overall duration of 4 years (November 2016 to October 2020), the project supports the research and training of 15 Early Stage Researchers from Europe and other parts of the world.

CHEurope aims at developing a new integrated framework to enhance the academic and professional training and open future job opportunities in cultural heritage preservation, management and promotion.

The program is based on themes where cultural heritage is undergoing profound change, such as Heritage Futures, Curating the City, Digital Heritage, Heritage and Wellbeing and Management and Citizen Participation.

Heritage & Wellbeing

My PhD project is titled ‘Relations with ObjectsDeveloping holistic-participatory interventions to enhance well-being and recovery in patients undergoing treatment for cancer’. This is a four part, qualitative, ethnographic study that explores critical heritage as a means of supporting the well-being of individuals affected by cancer.

Supervisory Team

Dr Anne Lanceley
Senior Lecturer in Women’s Cancer, Dept Women’ Cancer
Institute for Women’s Health
Honorary Clinical Nurse Specialist, UCLH Gynaecological Cancer Centre

Dr Beverley Butler– Reader in Cultural Heritage
Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
Institute of Archaeology

Professor Michael Rowlands– Principal Research Fellow
Dept of Anthropology

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