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Katherine M Boydell

Professor, UNSW Sydney

Professor Boydell is Head of the AKT (arts-based knowledge translation) Lab at the Black Dog Institute and Director of Knowledge Translation, Maridulu Budyari Gumal - Sydney Partnership for Health Education Research and Enterprise (SPHERE). Her participatory, collaborative program of research uses the arts, broadly defined, in the research creation and dissemination process. She uses installation art as a knowledge translation strategy to share empirical research findings to a wide range of audiences. Using these strategies has resulted in increased mental health literacy, decreased stigma and enhanced help seeking. She has published 250+ articles, book chapters, books and recently published Body mapping in research: An arts-based method.


  • 2015–present
    Professor, Black Dog Institute
  • 2013–2015
    Professor, University of Toronto