2018: Rungano Nyoni (I Am Not a Witch). Rungano explored the commonalities between the people of First Nations who are often forced to modernise and change their way of life. Her research has taken her from London to Botswana.
2017: Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum). Michaela worked with a range of researchers and leading experts on different states of consciousness, the brain, memory and cognition, as well as meeting with expert endocrinologists, to inform her next project.
2016: Sally Wainwright (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, Scott & Bailey). Sally immersed herself in researching her forthcoming drama about Yorkshire landowner, diarist, mountaineer and traveller Anne Lister, exploring historical attitudes to sexuality and mental health.
2015: Carol Morley (The Falling, Dreams of a Life). Carol is currently researching the life of artist Audrey Amiss, whose work and life she discovered through Audrey’s extraordinary archive at Wellcome Library.
2014: Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin, Sexy Beast). Jonathan explored a range of psychological, historical and ethical themes during his fellowship, which are now feeding into his next project.
2013: Clio Barnard (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant). Clio's latest film Dark River, which she developed during her fellowship after meeting with psychologists and psychiatrists working on traumatic memory, received its world premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.