About Wellcome Collection
Wellcome Collection is the free visitor destination for the incurably curious. Located at 183 Euston Road, London, the venue explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The building comprises gallery spaces, a public events programme, the Wellcome Library, café, bookshop, conference facilities and a members' club. Wellcome Collection is growing. A £17.5m development will deliver new galleries and spaces in autumn 2014. Find out more.
About The Hub at Wellcome Collection
The Hub at Wellcome Collection is a new dedicated space and resource for interdisciplinary projects exploring medicine, health and wellbeing. The Hub will provide resources and a stimulating venue for researchers and other creative minds to collaborate on projects that explore medicine in historical and cultural contexts. Residencies will carry an allowance of £1 million and cover two academic years, encouraging outputs that generate new insights, new forms of engagement, new methodologies and new interventions.
About the core group
Felicity Callard is a geographer and historian of psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience. She is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University and Visiting Researcher at King’s College London's Institute of Psychiatry. She is currently conducting interdisciplinary research with neuroscientists and psychologists on the ‘resting state’ in cognitive neuroscience (where the brain and mind are not responding to an explicit task). Felicity is Chair of the Board of the Mental Disability Advocacy Center, an international human rights organisation that advances the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems.
Charles Fernyhough is a psychologist and writer. His recent academic work has focused on how humanities and scientific perspectives can be integrated in the study of human experience. He is a Professor of Psychology at Durham University, where he directs the interdisciplinary Hearing the Voice project (supported by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award). He is active in outreach and public engagement work, with regular contributions to mainstream media. His non-fiction books include 'The Baby in the Mirror' (Granta, 2008) and 'Pieces of Light' (Profile, 2012). He is the author of two novels: 'The Auctioneer' (Fourth Estate, 1999) and 'A Box of Birds' (Unbound, 2013).
is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and psychology lecturer. She is the presenter of 'All in the Mind'
and 'Mind Changers' on BBC Radio 4
and 'Health Check'
on BBC World Service Radio and BBC World News TV, and will continue to broadcast during the residency. She is a columnist for BBC.com
and regularly appears on 'Impact' on BBC World News to discuss research in psychology. Claudia is on the part-time faculty at Boston University's London base. She is the author of 'Emotional Rollercoaster: A journey through the science of feelings' and 'Time Warped: Unlocking the mysteries of time perception',
published by Canongate.
Daniel Margulies is a neuroscientist with interests in investigating how brain activity at rest can be used to understand its organisation. He leads the Max Planck Research Group for Neuroanatomy and Connectivity at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. His research also addresses challenges in the visualisation of complex network data, and he collaborates with social scientists and historians on questions of the emergence of contemporary controversies in neuroscience. He is co-founder of the Neuro Bureau, an organisation dedicated to facilitating collaboration and open sharing of data and software across the neurosciences, arts, and related disciplines.
James Wilkes is a poet, writer and researcher, who has collaborated widely with scientists, artists and musicians to investigate topics such as brain imaging, speech, radio and landscape. His books include 'Weather A System' (Penned in the Margins, 2009), 'Reviews' (Veer, 2009) and 'A Fractured Landscape of Modernity' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). His residency as a poet with the Speech Communication Lab at UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience resulted in new poems and critical reflections, live and radio conversations between scientists, writers and artists, and a symposium at the Science Museum's Dana Centre. He is currently a Postdoctoral Lecturing Fellow at the University of East Anglia.
Find out about other contributing members of the group.
About the Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Trust’s breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. It is independent of both political and commercial interests.