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Stroke through a lens: exposing the challenges of establishing a visual arts project as a research engagement activity

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-105
Number of pages22
JournalResearch For All
Issue number1
Accepted/In press1 Jun 2016
Published1 Jan 2017


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To celebrate 20 years of an epidemiological study, the South London Stroke Register, we collaborated with student artists and stroke survivors to create an exhibition of visual arts displayed at a series of events in 2015-16.
This paper explores the expectations placed on researchers to engage with different publics, touching on current debates around institutional support and recognition. We critically reflect on the project process, identifying challenges and offering recommendations. We include the perspectives of the stroke survivors and the student artists, and examples of the artwork.

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