All Publications

Shakespeare, T., Zeilig, H., Mittler, P.

(2017)

Rights in mind: Thinking differently about dementia and disability,

in Dementia

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Zeilig, H., Poland, F., Fox, C., Killick, J.

(2015)

The Arts In Dementia Care Education: A developmental study,

in Journal of Public Mental Health

14

(1)

pp. 18-23

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(Article)

(Published)


Zeilig, H., Killick, J., Fox, C.

(2014)

The participative arts for people living with a dementia: a critical review,

in International Journal of Ageing and Later Life

9

(1)

pp. 1-28

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(Article)

(Published)


Zeilig, H.

(2014)

Gaps and spaces: Representations of dementia in contemporary British poetry,

in Dementia

13

(2)

pp. 160-175

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(Article)

(Published)


Zeilig, H.

(2014)

Dementia as a Cultural Metaphor,

in The Gerontologist

54

(2)

pp. 258-267

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(Article)

(Published)


Zeilig, H.

(2012)

The critical use of narrative and literature in gerontology,

in International Journal of Ageing and Later Life

6

(2)

pp. 7-37

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My work explores the intersections between literature, culture and ageing. I am currently co-ordinating a multi-disciplinary team comprising poets, artists, a psychiatrist, dementia care workers and researchers in healthcare and the humanities to find ways of using the arts in educating and supporting the dementia care workforce. This project has been using innovative methods (such as comics) to communicate with those who work in dementia care. The aim is to challenge some of the stigmas surrounding dementia and to encourage new ways of thinking about ‘dementia’.  I have also been instrumental in forging a network (funded by the AHRC) between the humanities at King’s College and the Institute of Gerontology. This has led to on-going work with a network of scholars on late life: http://www.latelifecreativity.org. I also spent spring 2012 collaborating with a group of fine artists and poets on a multi-media exhibition ‘Coming of Age’ at GVArt, a gallery based in Marylebone, London. I am a senior research fellow at the University of the Arts, London College of Fashion. In this post I am helping to structure a 2 day event on representations of age / ageing and writing a literature review examining age and beauty.

Grants / Funding

2012 Funding from Dementia Alliance for arts and dementia workforce project

2011 AHRC funding for network exploring late life creativity

2011 British Academy funding to explore cultural representations of dementia

2011 Funding from Royal College of Psychiatry to examine stories of dementia

2010 London Metropolitan University and Essex Council funding for research into needs of women stepping out from high secure units

Research Group Membership

At UEA I am working with Dr. Fiona Poland AHP and Dr. Chris Fox Med.

Teaching Interests

PhD Supervision

I have been a critical friend and mentor to numerous PhD students at KCL. In particular, I have helped students to formulate research questions, to write lucidly and logically and to carry out research on sensitive topics. I am would welcome the opportunity to supervise doctoral students who have an interest in stories of age and ageing, in the intersections of the arts and humanities and social sciences and in representations of age.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • At University of Arts, London - London College of Fashion (LCF), I am a senior research fellow in age and culture. I work with Prof. Antony Kent (Dean of Research), Prof. Frances Corner (OBE) (Director of the College), Dr. Danka Tamburic (senior researcher) to explore age and ageing in contemporary culture. I also have strong links with the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London where I am a visiting research fellow.