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Clod Ensemble: Placebo - Feeling Better Panel Discussion

What makes us feel better? Join us for a conversation with patients, health professionals, researchers, ethicists and artists to consider how beliefs, expectations and relationships can have a radical impact on our health and wellbeing. Hear from doctors at innovative health centres who are bringing the arts and complementary therapies to their communities, and researchers at the forefront of implementing practices and ideas from clinical psychology and philosophy.

This is event is part of The Power of Placebo – a national programme of events to accompany Clod Ensemble's new performance, Placebo.

Speakers include:

Lisa Quadt - a post-doctoral research fellow working at the Psychiatry Department of the Brighton & Sussex Medical School. She completed her PhD in Philosophy of Mind in 2017, focussing on theories about social understanding from the perspectives of philosophy, neuroscience, psychology and cognitive science. Fascinated by the empirical side of her studies, Lisa decided to change fields and moved to Brighton for her current position. She now works on a clinical trial that tests a new therapy against anxiety in autistic individuals, which is based on increasing awareness of one’s own heartbeat. Lisa is interested in how mind, body and brain work together, especially in mental health conditions.

Dr. Laura Marshall-Andrews a GP at the Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre, and Co-Founder of Robinhood Health, an organisation which hopes to promote a different type of Primary Care, focused on integration, community, self-care and sustainability. She believes passionately that excellent primary care is the cornerstone of providing high quality health care for communities. Laura has a strong interest in Narrative Medicine and Integrated Medicine, and has taught medical students at Brighton and Sussex Medical Schools.

Bobbie Farsides, Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Bioethics at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She has been teaching and researching in the field of clinical biomedical ethics for over twenty years. Her research is primarily focused on ethical issues relating to healthcare, especially ante-natal screening and testing, reproductive technologies, palliative care and issues around death and dying. She is particularly interested in the experience of health care professionals operating in ethically contested fields of healthcare and has conducted research in areas as diverse as stem cell research, fetal medicine and organ transplantation. Prof. Farsides also has an interest in the application of biomedical ethics theory to the development of public policy.

Sue MacLaine - a writer and director whose work is radical, political, personal and poetic. Sue began her theatre career in 1983 after leaving the New College of Speech & Drama and joined Feminist theatre collective Scarlet Harlets in 1984 and made five works with them before leaving to join Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Company. She returned to theatre-making in 1999 after having qualified as a British Sign Language/English interpreter at Bristol University. She offers mentoring, dramaturgical support and direction to others with a particular interest in working with choreographers & dancers, and continues to specialise in performance interpreting.

Book tickets to see Placebo at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts on 16-17 October.


Venue:

Chowen Lecture Theatre

Brighton & Sussex Medical School

94 North – South Road

Brighton BN1 9PX


General Information

Guests with Mobility Impairments

Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email info@attenboroughcentre.com so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.

Concessions

The Concessions rate is available for students, University of Sussex students, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting). Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email info@attenboroughcentre.com for further information.

Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

Dates & Times

  • Monday 15 October, 2018
    7:00pm

Tickets

  • Standard
    £5
  • Concessions
    £3
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