How cultural experiences can improve health and wellbeing

Wendy Gallagher

Wendy Gallagher is Arts and Health Partnership Manager within the Learning and Engagement departments at the Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester. Wendy leads their partnership with Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has developed a range of health and culture programmes that are delivered in both clinical and museum settings.

Her areas of particular interest are working with people living with dementia, stroke survivors and those with mental health issues and is currently studying MSc Dementia Care at the University of Manchester. In 2012, the Whitworth and Manchester Museum received two awards from the Royal Society of Public Health for innovative and outstanding contributions to arts and health practice and research.

Wendy Gallagher