Dr Catherine Baker
I am an artist researcher and an academic. Having worked at the interface of so called ‘Art/Sci’ for the last 18yrs I would say that my work sits within medical humanities as I am interested in the impact that medical diagnosis has on the individual and those they share their lives with. I work collaboratively and have done so for most of my career valuing the broader challenge that interdisciplinary collaboration brings. I regularly work with patients, in clinical and clinical research settings and have been privileged to work with some talented visionaries across Vision Science, Paediatric Orthopaedic surgery, Human Geography. In 20111 I was invited to be artist-in-residence at a Clinical Research Imaging Centre in the South West which framed my research into the implications of seeing under the skin. I work with patients whose lives are dramatic altered by diagnosis whether that is lifelong or life limiting. In March 2020 I will be giving a keynote presentation with Professor Iain Gilchrist for Oxford University as part of their research into Art and Neuroscience at the Ashmolean Museum.