Research - Breathe


Clinical research and robust evaluation are at the heart of all of our work at Breathe. We work closely with leading academics, research scientists and academic institutions year-round, to explore, identify and disseminate the impact of our programmes.

We believe that we have a responsibility to be able to demonstrate the impact of our programmes to the communities that we work with, which is why research is an essential part of all that we do. Through our research, we are interested in finding out not only what the impact of our work is, but also why and how are programmes are effective.

We have had our research published in peer reviewed medical journals and we regularly present our finding in articles, conferences and events globally.

Research is at the centre of all our work. All our programmes are evidence-based, and for some we commission and undertake our own research to ensure that what we deliver provides the maximum impact for patients. Robust research is crucial to moving the arts and health sector forwards.
Dr Daisy Fancourt, Breathe Board Member and Wellcome Research Fellow

Our board Member, Dr Daisy Fancourt is an Associate Professor of Psychobiology & Epidemiology and Wellcome Research Fellow in the Department of Behavioural Science & Health at UCL. She has won over a dozen awards for her research on the use of the arts within health and has received awards from the British Science Association, Leverhulme Trust, Wellcome Trust, British Academy, British Federation of Women Graduates, American Psychosomatic Society, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Royal Society for Public Health and NHS England, as well as being named a BBC New Generation Thinker and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

Having this level of expertise and experience overseeing our research work ensures that all of our work is of the highest quality.

Check out the published research papers from some of our programmes below.

Evaluation Report 2020

Read 'Compassionate Care in a Year of Change', a full Evaluation Report on our Performing Arts Programme at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

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