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Creative Writing Research

Fiona Hamilton

Research Interests and Papers (within the past 5 years)



  • Bite Sized – poetry, shortlisted for the Rubery Book Award (Vala Publishers, 2014)
  • Words and Thresholds: an exploration of writing process and practice in Scriptum: Vol 1 Issue 1.Jyväskylä University, Finland (2014)
  • The Heart of the Matter: Creating Meaning in Health and Medicine through Writing in Medicine, Health and the Arts. London: Routledge (2013)
  • Language, Story and Health in Journal of Holistic Healthcare. Vol 9 Issue 1. British Holistic Medical Association (2012)


Conference Presentations (within the past 5 years) - Selection



  • 2015: Eating Disorders International Conference 'How Can Anyone Describe...? Exploring different perspectives on anorexia nervosa using the arts’
  • 2015: Lapidus Conference keynote speech 'The Kaleidoscope of Creative Writing for Wellbeing'
  • 2015: Bristol Arts and Health Forum workshop at Southmead Hospital 'How Can the Arts Help Us Understand Complex Health Conditions?'
  • 2014: Cancer and the Creative Arts - speaker at Broadening the Vision of Supportive Cancer Care - an Integrative Medicine Approachwith UHBristol, Penny Brohn Centre and the Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine
  • 2014: Healing Arts, Tangible Objects at Matters of Life, Death and Medicine at The Speilman Centre, Bristol
  • 2013:How Do You Read Me? Language and Meaning in Healthcare in Bristol's International Conference in Culture Health & Wellbeing
  • 2012: Poetic Approaches to Health and Illness: Recollection and Reconstruction. Narrative Matters Conference, American University of Paris
  • 2012: Writing and Art in Primary Care. The Arts in Primary Care, University of Plymouth Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 2011: On Learning From the Patient. University of Warwick: International Symposium on Poetry and Medicine
  • 2010: Writing for Wellbeing. Cheltenham: National Association of Writers in Education Conference
  • 2010: Centre for Personal and Professional Development, University of Bristol: Poetry and Re-forming Narratives