Faculty of Arts

Performing CP

Performing Cerebral Palsy, an interdisciplinary research project

"Performing CP: Healthcare, Ageing, Access" is an interdisciplinary research project funded by the AHRC’s Impact Accelerator Award. The aim of the project is to investigate the potential of creative practice to create educational resources that communicate new knowledge and understanding on ageing and experiences of healthcare for people living with cerebral palsy (CP).

The project was advised by Richard Luke, the Specialist Information Officer and Programme Lead for Cerebral Palsy at Scope, and Professors Pip Logan and Tony Avery from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham.

Performing CP: Healthcare, Ageing, Access

This educational resource dramatises an interview conducted in April 2022 by Dr. Sonali Shah as part of the ALTHEA project at the University of Nottingham. The film focuses on Patrick (whose name has been changed), an adult male in his 50s living with cerebral palsy. In the film, Patrick recounts his experiences of in-patient care when suffering from an acute illness.

The aim of the film is to stimulate questions about best practice for healthcare practitioners who work with people living with cerebral palsy in healthcare settings. To do that, the film represents what happened to Patrick as an in-patient. It then provides possible answers to the questions posed in the film for wider discussion. Filming took place in June 2023 at the University of Nottingham. The film was directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin and shot, edited and produced by Jon Legge.


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