Rachel Coleman: Socially Engaged Artist, Self-care Facilitator, Maker and Researcher.
I am in year 4 of a part-time Ph.D. (Creative Arts/Performance, sound, and Well-being) at Central St Martins in London. I live in Ripponden, West Yorkshire, where I work as a socially engaged artist. I am passionate about how creativity can support well-being especially collective acts of self-care.
2019 – Ongoing part-time Ph.D. Creative Arts and Wellbeing – Central St. Martins, UAL, London
2022 - Postgraduate Certificate Wellbeing Psychology / Psychosocial Humanitarian Interventions – University of East London
2021 - Postgraduate Certificate Art and Social Practice – University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland
2019 - Master of Music (Creative Musician) - Leeds Conservatoire, Leeds
MA Art - Manchester Metropolitan University
Postgraduate Certificate Teaching and Learning - Bolton University
BA (Hons) Art Textiles - Manchester Metropolitan University
(I completed my first degree in Podiatric Medicine at Salford University and worked for Trafford Health Authority as a Podiatrist)
May till September 2022/23
Deep Listening to Promote Self-care/ Wellbeing at Rensselaer Institute - New York
Working With Marginalised Communities: Towards an Ethical Practice for Ph.D. Scholars
Contemporary Poetry Workshops - Liverpool University
Experimental Poetry – Creative Ink
Wellbeing and Non-Verbal Communication: The Art of Conversation through Body Language – Goldsmiths University
Art Therapy- An Introduction - University of Hertfordshire
Creative Therapy Preparatory Course- Institute of Arts Psychotherapy, London
Connecting through Puppetry - Yorkshire
Creative Writing - Open University
Research Ethics – Manchester Metropolitan University
Fibre Arts Design Book
Contemporary Art Textiles
Embroidery, Country Living, Crafts, Coast, Gardens Illustrated, Homes and Interiors.