WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION SECRETARY & BOARD MEMBER PSYCHIATRIST
Graham was formerly involved in research on psychiatric medications. He has an interest in psychiatry and society in the early 20th century and researched the story of malarial therapy at Whittingham in the 1920s.
Shelley has over 12 years experience as a freelance project manager and marketing consultant in the arts and culture sector. She worked with the Whittingham Lives Association as a marketing and public relations consultant developing and delivering a marketing strategy for the programme alongside sector partners, as well as supporting the Board with project coordination.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION TREASURER & BOARD MEMBER LANCASHIRE ARCHIVES MANAGER
Jacquie is the Archive Service Manager at Lancashire Archives and in her professional capacity has responsibility for the custody and preservation of the Whittingham Hospital archives.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES VISUAL LEAD & BOARD MEMBER ARTIST & DIRECTOR OF EGGWIRTZ ART STUDIO
Kate is an award-winning American multidisciplinary artist and an Arts and Health practitioner. She specialises in telling stories with objects through assemblage art, bringing together history, memory, symbolism and imagination. Kate runs an artist studio, Eggwirtz where she produces her own work and runs creative multi-media workshops.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES PROJECT MANAGER (2016-2018) DIRECTOR OF GREEN CLOSE
Sue has over 20 years’ experience of managing arts and heritage projects in her role as Director of Green Close, which she co-founded and has led since 1996. She previously worked part-time for LSCFT, supporting relatives of people with bipolar, psychosis and schizophrenia as a relative with lived experience for the Relatives Education & Coping Toolkit (REACT), an online Research Study at The Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER FOUNDER OF MUSIC AND THE MIND
Brian was a founding member of Whittingham Lives Association and has been known throughout Preston for many years as a major music provider. His work leading Music and the Mind over the past two decades has helped hundreds of people develop their confidence and skills through music.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES VOLUNTEER RESEARCHER
Paula has a degree in Social Policy with Sociology and a Masters in Social Policy. Her research interests include asylum workers history, WW1 and the historical development of employment and welfare rights, with a specific focus on these rights for women.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER SENIOR LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE SCHOOL OF ARTS & MEDIA
Carole’s research examines clothing and textiles as potent objects in the study of humanity and lived experience, to interrogate themes of inequity, unfairness, and injustice in society.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION CHAIR & BOARD MEMBER STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT MANAGER AT LANCASHIRE & SOUTH CUMBRIA NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
David was Chair of the Whittingham Lives Association from 2016-2018. During his time as Chair, he was also Stakeholder Engagement Manager in the Communications & Engagement Service at Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. His MBA Dissertation explored the historical management of Whittingham Hospital (1873-1995).
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER
FREE YOUR MIND GROUP
Ian has a strong belief in the value of creative activities, and an interest in mental health issues and treatments. He worked with the group, Free Your Mind to provide creative contributions to the Whittingham Lives project.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION CHAIR (2018-PRESENT) PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE SCHOOL OF NURSING
Mick is a Professor of Democratic Mental Health at the University of Central Lancashire. He is also an activist in Unison, the public service union. He is currently Chair of the Whittingham Lives Association.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER RETIRED SENIOR LECTURER IN SOCIAL WORK & SOCIAL POLICY
Bernard is a retired senior lecturer in Social Work & Social Policy from the University of Salford. He has also worked as a senior Social Worker in Mental Health Services with Lancashire County Council. His main research interests are in 19th century Social Welfare Services, particularly the Asylum Reform Movement.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER ARCHIVIST
Kathryn is an archivist at Lancashire Archives and was a founding member of the Whittingham Lives project.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER PLAYWRIGHT
Eric is a successful playwright and founding member of the Whittingham Lives Association. Whittingham Lives came about as a result of the success of his previous play about Prestwich Asylum, Telling Lives.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER MANAGING EDITOR, ASYLUM MAGAZINE & PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
Helen is a Professor in Mental Health in the School of Social work, Care and Community at the University of Central Lancashire. She is also Managing Editor of Asylum: the magazine for democratic psychiatry.
WHITTINGHAM LIVES ASSOCIATION RESEARCH INTERN (2017-2018) MENTAL HEALTH NURSE
Heather undertook a research internship whilst a student at the University of Central Lancashire. She assisted with research into the National Asylum Workers Union.