Lauren Saunders presented her recent research on the relationships between art and mental health as part of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research. This event provideds an opportunity for legislators and policy makers to see first-hand some of the innovative research taking place around the country. Lauren’s research was titled: ‘A Picture of Health: A multidisciplinary examination into the role of Art within meaningful Mental Health Recovery’. Drawing on both original and existing research, this recovery-orientated and person-centered discussion explores the relationships between mental health and the visual arts, applied both in and outside the clinical environment.
The Second Prize was awarded to Lauren by a panel of judges made up of leaders in the higher education field.