Get to know the Moving Minds Session Leaders

Dr Jill Sonke

Director in the Center for Arts in Medicine at the University of Florida (UF), director of national research and impact for the One Nation/One Project initiative, and co-director of the EpiArts Lab, a National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab at UF.

Wed 4 May, 10am: Keynote welcome
Wed 4 May, 12.20pm: Talk - Center for Arts in Medicine
Thu 5 May, 10.55am: Panel discussion – The Safeguarding Continuum in Arts & Health
Fri 6 May, 10am: Keynote welcome (digital day)


Katey Warran

Research Fellow in Social Science at University College London (UCL) and Deputy Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Arts & Health, based at UCL.

Fri 6 May, 12.20pm: Movement workshop – Dance/Connect (digital day)


Kevin Turner

Dancer, choreographer and director.

Thu 5 May, 9.45am: Keynote welcome


Dr Nancey Lombard

Reader in Sociology and Social Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Thu 5 May, 12.20pm: Talk – Advancing (dis)ability engagement during Covid-19 and beyond in Scotland and Colombia


Sonia Sabri

Kathak dance artist, teacher, choreographer and movement director.

Wed 4 May, 2.20pm: Workshop – Exploring identity through dance
Wed 4 May, 3.45pm: Workshop – Kathak dance
Thu 5 May, 2.20pm: Talk – Expression and exploration of different identities 


Kelly Shearer

Head of Participation at YDance. Kelly is an energetic and accomplished dance development manager, focusing on the Community and Third sectors.

Wed 4 May, 12.20pm: Talk – Cashback for change, Dance for wellbeing in a prison context during a global pandemic and beyond
Thu 5 May, 3.45pm: Workshop – Cashback for Change, Dance for wellbeing in a prison context, a practical guide


Dr Andrew McWilliams MBBS MA(Cantab) MRCPsych

Metacognition Group, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging & Dept of Experimental Psychology, University College London

Mental Health Law and Ethics Research Group, Institute for Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London

Fri 6 May 12.20pm: LISTEN – The power of dance to affect our emotions and mental world, a psychiatrist's perspective


Dr Gráinne Turley-Gibson

Senior Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Service at the Maudsley Hospital (NHS).

Fri 6 May 9.00am: Trauma informed Yoga session