Dr. Emily Bradfield is Director at Arts & Minds (part-time) and also works as a Freelance Arts Consultant (with a particular interest in creative evaluation). She has conducted Independent Evaluation for a variety of creative ageing programmes and is interested in changing the culture and dialogue around ‘evaluation’. She holds a PhD in Creative Ageing (University of Derby) and an MSc in Events Management (De Montfort University). She is founder and chair of the British Society of Gerontology’s Creative Ageing Special Interest Group and Area Representative (East Anglia) for the Arts Health Early Career Research Network.
- Creative ageing: participation, connection & flourishing. A mixed-methods research study exploring experiences of participatory arts engagement in later life through a systematic review of literature and focus groups with older people
- Creative ageing: the social policy challenge
- Subjective Experiences of Participatory Arts Engagement of Healthy Older People and Explorations of Creative Aging