MEET THE KT AND CCI TEAM
Professor of Mental Health
Katherine Boydell is Professor of Mental Health at the Black Dog Institute. She is also a Professor in Medicine at the University of New South Wales, an Adjunct Professor within the Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Theatre at York University, Toronto.
Ann Dadich is an Associate Professor within the Western Sydney University School of Business and a registered psychologist. A/Prof. Dadich has expertise in health service management, notably knowledge translation. She is also the Deputy Director of the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) Knowledge Translation Strategic Platform; she chairs the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Health Management and Organisation (HMO) Conference Stream; and she convenes the ANZAM HMO Special Interest Group.
Uber Curator/Artist in Residence
Dr Barbara Doran straddles the world of the arts and academia. She is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator with a specific interest in good health, wellbeing and the value of the arts in helping to work with complex systems.
For over 20 years, Dr Doran has worked as an artist, creative director in film and installation and educated in public health. She has exhibited artwork internationally and has twice been awarded the UN Bioethics and Art prize for photography. Dr Doran works in the UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation, where she teaches into programs including the award-winning Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation and the Master of Creative Intelligence and Strategic Innovation.
PhD Scientia Scholar, KT Research Associate
Chloe Watfern is a researcher, writer, and occasional artist. With an academic background in art history and psychology, her interdisciplinary research spans the social sciences and the arts. As a research associate with the SPHERE CCI and KT Platform, Chloe has charted the development of The HIVE, a co-created art installation exploring complex health issues. In this role she has also led an arts-based research and knowledge translation project that invited carers of people with dementia to become craftivists during a series of online workshops. Her interest in co-production and co-creation was expanded during her research and development of Guidelines for Co-Producing Research with People with Disability for the UNSW Disability Innovation Institute (DIIU).
As a Scientia PhD scholar at UNSW Art & Design and The Black Dog Institute, her thesis is exploring how art works in two organisations that support artists and makers with intellectual disability. She has published on this work in academic journals including The British Journal of Learning Disabilities, literary platforms including Overland and Running Dog, and in The Conversation.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from the University of Wollongong, and is currently a researcher at the Black Dog Institute, with expertise in virtual reality interventions.
Stephanie has recently led the project ‘Edge of the Present’, an immersive virtual reality experience designed for suicide prevention, in conjunction with The BIG Anxiety: festival of art + science + people in NSW and QLD. She is also a researcher for the Arts-Based Knowledge Translation (AKT) Lab within the Black Dog Institute, working on projects in the suicide prevention stream. Previously, she has also worked in the area of mental health research with refugees and asylum seekers, where she assisted in the development of a New Refugee Assessment Tool.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Priya Vaughan is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute. With a research background in social anthropology and art history, Priya takes an interdisciplinary approach to health research, drawing on arts-based and socially informed methodologies, knowledge translation strategies, and interventions.
Recent research has focused on embodied experiences of anxiety, the mental health impacts of COVID-19, and evaluation of arts-based interventions and research dissemination projects. Priya is currently working with the SPHERE KT and CCI team, as well as on an ARC funded project entitled, ‘Women Marginalised by mental health, disability, or refugee background.’ This project uses body mapping to learn from women with disability, mental distress, or refugee background about their experiences, and ways of coping with, stigma and discrimination.