Katie Boyles - Writer
Katie’s short film Augustina was funded by Film London in association with the BFI Network and Creative Skillset. Augustina receivedan industry screening at the BFI and screened at the London Short Film Festival and Short Waves Festival whilst also making the 68th BAFTA longlist for Best Short. Katie was part of the BAFTA International New Talent Network with TV drama series Lastlight, which was nominated for the BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama Forum List. Katie’s feature film Pyro was awarded development funding via Creative England and Film London. Katie wrote on If, the RTS nominated VR feature directed by Dee Harvey and produced by Chi Thai.. Katie ispart of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew.
Professor Paul Crawford - Researcher
Professor Paul Crawford is a leading figure in medical and health humanities globally and directs the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, The University of Nottingham, UK. He has contributed to policy development in mental health and humancare (including mutual recovery of carer health) in the UK, advising senior politicians on the importance of the arts and humanities in achieving creative public health. His work has attracted multiple awards, not least Fellowships of the Royal Society of Arts, Academy ofSocial Sciences and Royal Society for Public Health. He has held more than £7m in prestigious research funding and recently led the highly successful What’s Up With Everyone film-based campaign with Academy-award winning Aardman Animations (Shaun the Sheep,Wallace & Gromit) to advance mental health literacy among young people. This reached over 18m people within the first 4 months oflaunch and won Best Social Media and Content at the 2021 Design Week Awards. Professor Crawford has written over 140 publications, including 14 books, most recently Cabin Fever: Surviving Lockdown in the Coronavirus Pandemic (2021), Florence Nightingale at Home (2020) [longlisted for the B.S. Hughes prize] and The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities (2020). His latest book, Mental Health Literacy and Young People is forthcoming in 2022.