Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
Katherine Taylor completing Lancaster University’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2010, I spent three years at The Spectrum Centre for Mental Research at Lancaster University; the UK’s only centre dedicated to psychological research into bipolar disorder. During this time I worked closely with service users within the NHS and the voluntary sector and presented in a range of settings. My most recent research into bipolar disorder focused on creativity and other positives often experienced by those with a diagnosis. I am now employed in a varied role as a clinical researcher within Manchester Metropolitan’s Arts for Health department, where I manage an NHS site of the Dementia and Imagination research programme, a multi-disciplinary investigation into the role of the arts in dementia services, and more widely in creating dementia friendly communities.
Bipolar disorder focused on creativity and other positives often experienced by those with a diagnosis.