About the Project
Arts therapies are being developed in a range of private and public contexts around the globe. There is growing evidence that arts therapies support people’s communication, emotional expression, social cognition and capacity to be reflective. The main aim of this project is to use quantitative and qualitative data to investigate the effectiveness and experience of receiving arts therapies. In most cases this will mean initially developing a pilot or feasibility study. This PhD would suit arts therapist researcher-clinicians or researchers with a strong interest in the therapeutic use of arts.
Brunel offers a number of funding options to research students that help cover the cost of their tuition fees, contribute to living expenses or both. See more information here: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Research-degrees/Research-degree-funding. Recently the UK Government made available the Doctoral Student Loans of up to £25,000 for UK and EU students and there is some funding available through the Research Councils. Many of our international students benefit from funding provided by their governments or employers. Brunel alumni enjoy tuition fee discounts of 15%.)