Alex has been Director of Art & Health South West since 2010. Before that she managed the Arts in Hospital project at Dorset County Hospital for 13 years and worked as a free lance arts and health consultant in the acute and primary care sectors. And before that she was an artist! As part of her role with AHSW she represents the region on the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and provides the scretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. She studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute, Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and for an MSc in Management Development at Bristol University. She lives in Oxford with her husband, the writer Gijs van Hensbergen, and has three children.
Hannah has been Coordinator at Arts & Health South West since November 2015. Hannah also manages a theatregoing project for adults with Learning Disabilities in Exeter, runs arts access training sessions for theatres as part of Include Arts and has her own freelance Illustration practice. Before that Hannah worked as a project manager for Exeter arts-for-health charity Magic Carpet, and at BALTIC Centre for Contempory Art. Hannah studied History of Art & English Literature at The University of York and currently lives with her partner in Exeter.
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