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Bonface Beti

Bonface Beti is African artist and multidisciplinary practitioner working with embodied theatre-based processes on trauma and social change. Since 2004 he’s worked with Amani Peoples’ Theatre and now with the Green String Network. He holds an MA degree in peacebuilding from the University of Manitoba, Canada, Graduate Certificate in Use of Arts in Peacebuilding at…

Health Action Training

Health Action Training uses techniques drawn from actor training and applied drama to teach improved person-centred communication for health professionals. HAT offers a fresh and up-to-date approach to communication training based on evidence-based research and proven practical techniques. Designed for health professionals, HAT can improve communication and resilience for any teams, in any context. Their…

MeHelp Mental Health Literacy Project India Foundation

Good mental health is recognised as an integral part of a person’s wellbeing and development embedded in all aspects of life, their beliefs, faith, culture, environment, spirituality, work, housing, education, family and community respect. The work of MeHelp aims to spread public awareness on mental health literacy in urban and rural India. Their work focuses…

Emilie Diouf

Emilie Diouf’s research and teaching reflect her interdisciplinary background in African Literature, African American and African Studies, as well as Women’s and Gender Studies. She is interested in the relationship between narrative, migration, trauma, and human rights, particularly expanding the field of trauma studies to include more substantially the voices of African women refugees. Since…

Sruti Bala

Sruti Bala is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Theatre Studies of the University of Amsterdam, where she currently co-ordinates the MA Theatre Studies programme. She is affiliated to the  Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis and is a member of the ASCA advisory board. Sruti’s research interests are at the intersections of performance and politics, which has taken shape…

Salvo Pitruzzella

Salvo Pitruzzella is Professor of Arts Education at the Fine Arts Academy of Palermo and a pioneer of dramatherapy in Italy with over twenty-five years of experience working in mental health, education, and social care. He is dramatherapy course leader at the Centro ArtiTerapie, Lecco. He has widely published on dramatherapy, educational theatre, and creativity…

Janet Pillai

Janet Pillai served as an associate professor at the Department of Performing Arts in University Sains Malaysia (until 2013) and currently works as an independent consultant specialising in arts education and community mapping.  Pillai specialises in programming of community-engaged arts projects and conducts capacity-building training for cultural workers and artists. Pillai has researched and published…

Grace Lee-Khoo

Janet Pillai served as an associate professor at the Department of Performing Arts in University Sains Malaysia (until 2013) and currently works as an independent consultant specialising in arts education and community mapping.  Pillai specialises in programming of community-engaged arts projects and conducts capacity-building training for cultural workers and artists. Pillai has researched and published…

Misha Myers

Dr. Misha Myers is a Senior Lecturer in Art & Performance, Course Director of Creative Arts and Research Fellow in Deakin Motion Lab at Deakin University.Through her research  she seeks to bring attention to and understanding of knowledges, contributions and experiences of isolated and marginalized groups including refugees and asylum seekers, women and rural communities,…