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Rachel Coleman: Socially Engaged Artist, Self-care Facilitator, Maker and Researcher.


Brief Introduction

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)

Professional development

May till September 2022/23

Deep Listening to Promote Self-care/ Wellbeing at Rensselaer Institute - New York

Short courses

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

Stitched images

Magazine articles

Embroidery, Country Living, Crafts, Coast, Gardens Illustrated, Homes and Interiors.

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