Dr Barbara Doran specialises identifying creative opportunities that respond to complex challenges and putting them in action. Barbara has over 20 years experience in working in the realms of collective well being including public health, urban and regional planning, health psychology and the arts. Her skills are drawn from working across the arts, the tertiary sector and from project experience in the private, public and community sectors which bring together practical, scholarly, imaginative, playful and collaborative outcomes. Barbara's work is directed towards knowledge translation and social impact and is specifically transdisciplinary. In this mix, she works with bringing arts-based approaches into collaborative research and practice. She has exhibited artwork nationally and internationally, been involved in numerous film productions, performances, cultural events and community organisations. Barbara's work seeks to bridge gaps between what we know and what we do through amplifying supportive social capital, healthy built environments, mental health and the arts of storytelling.
UNESCO International Art and Bioethics Photography Award (2013 & 15)