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Emily Cousins

Emily Cousins

Emily Cousins
Researcher
Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Mental Health

Emily is undertaking a PhD in dementia research at the University of Nottingham, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. This studentship is part of the TAnDem (The Arts and Dementia) Doctoral Training Centre, a collaboration between Nottingham and Worcester universities which is seeking to build an evidence base for the arts as an intervention for people with dementia. Emily is an alumni of the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. 

Emily Cousins

Last year I successfully applied for an INTERDEM Academy fellowship in order to undertake a case study on music therapy as part of my PhD research. My project hopes to define and describe arts interventions for people with dementia.

Emily Cousins

Throughout my life, I’ve cultivated a particularly cherished relationship with words. Words are awesome. I’ve always been drawn to the energy of language, the tide of prose, the lilt of conversation. Words can be delicate, powerful, sustaining. Zesty and dynamic.

Emily Cousins

Setting out to write a blog post about creativity begins as a rather meta process: a piece of creative writing on what it might mean to be creative. It’s easy to be seduced by the Romantic idea of creativity as being ‘lost in the moment’.