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I am Michael Tan, a Singaporean artist, educator and researcher. As a leading advocate for arts & design for health development in Singapore, my research interest explores art and design practices in relation to health & Well-being, care, ageing, and human flourishing. Inspired by assemblage theory, I am interested to explore on the role of creative practice in shaping culture of care in various care settings and the wider context of medical/ health humanities and health communication.
My research interests include:
- Arts, Design and Culture for Health and Wellbeing
- Creative Ageing
- Socially-Engaged Art and Design
- Health/ Medical Humanities
- Art and design in Medicine Education
- Arts-based Social/ Health Research / Visual Methods
- Art & design-based Health Communication
I recently joined Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University, UK as an Associate Professor in Art and Design and will be contributing to the lab’s ongoing work on the 100 Year Life & the Future Home as well as mentoring PhDs. My ongoing collaborations include: The Repository for Arts and Health Resources project led by Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University; The A-health Project (Mcgill University- Nanyang Technological University); Art in Dermatology Education (Duke-NUS). I keen to explore collaboration or supervise projects related, but not limited to the following lines of inquiry:
- The Future of Care and wellbeing
- Wonderment and Wellbeing
- Therapeutic engagements/ experience (e.g. technology-inspired participatory)
- Therapeutic Objects
- Communicating Health
For inquiries on collaboration or supervision on projects related to art and design, for health and wellbeing, please contact Michael.