Dr. Mandy Archibald
As a carer, collaborator, artist and scientist, I create work to understand and communicate about the profound experiences of living with chronic illness. I work closely with patients, healthcare providers, artists and researchers to co-create strategies to address what matters most to people in their health and self-management, and to provide alternatives to dominant discourses in healthcare.
I am an award winning cross-disciplinary artist and health science academic. My current work is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research and Inspiring South Australia. I believe that art and science can and should work together, and am committed to exploring these intersections.
I am a Canadian Institute of Health Research Fellow and National Health and Medical Research Council postdoctoral research officer with the transdisciplinary Centre for Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing at Flinders University, South Australia. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Distinction (2007) and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Alberta (2016). My current work explores how the arts can be used to challenge dominant medical discourses and provide a humanizing dimension to medical research, within chronic illness contexts.
I believe research methods not only help us understand the world but also help us shape the world. I explore how the arts informs both qualitative and mixed methods research approaches, and effective methods of science communication through the arts. I am a strong believer in cross-disciplinary practice and mentorship . If you are share these values and research interests as a person, collaborator, or prospective student, please get in touch.