Performing Medicine is a Clod Ensemble initiative founded by Suzy Willson and run by a small, dynamic team. Our unique approach is delivered by a group of trailblazing artists who use ideas and techniques from the performing and visual arts.
Suzy is Artistic Director of acclaimed theatre company Clod Ensemble and creator of Performing Medicine. She is a Professor at The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.
Suzy has been pioneering the use of arts in healthcare education for over 20 years working with a range of medical schools, higher education institutions and NHS Trusts, as well as curating public events with leading cultural venues across the UK including Tate Modern, The Royal Academy and Wellcome Collection.
Catherine is responsible for strategic vision at Performing Medicine. After graduating in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, Catherine was awarded a European bursary to train in production at the National Film & Television School’s Short Course Unit. Over the next ten years, Catherine went on to develop, produce and direct a wide range of broadcast and arts funded films.
Catherine joined EdComs, a leading educational communications agency, in 2007 where she founded the company’s in-house film unit. As Head of Film, Catherine led the team to win the prestigious ‘Evcom Production Company of the Year Award’ in 2015. Work focused largely on young people’s health, curiosity and learning and was created for clients such as Wellcome, Public Health England, Sport England and the British Council.
Carly manages our team of Associate Artists and facilitates many of our workshops. She has over 18 years’ experience leading participatory dance projects that engage professionals, non-professionals and marginalised groups with a focus on transformation and change.
In collaboration with independent evaluators, Bella leads on building the evidence base for our work, sharing learning at conferences and through publications in leading journals including BMJ, Medical Humanities and The Lancet. She holds
an MSc in Medical Humanities from King’s College London.
Olivia Amory, Head of Operations and Finance
Julia Wilson, Development Manager
Suzanna Hurst, Communications Manager
Eliz Hassan, Research & Project Coordinator
Sarah Swain, PR & Marketing Consultant