Dr Daisy Fancourt
Dr Daisy Fancourt is an Associate Professor in Psychobiology & Epidemiology at University College London. Her research focuses on the effects of social and community participation on health, with a particular interest in the effects of arts and cultural engagement. This includes laboratory studies on the effects of arts participation on neuroendocrine and immune response, behavioural studies on barriers and motivators to arts engagement, clinical trials of bespoke arts programmes for specific health conditions, and statistical analyses of cohort studies and big data exploring the health and social impact of arts engagement at a population level. Daisy’s research has been granted over £10 million in funding and has received awards from the British Science Association, Leverhulme Trust, Wellcome Trust, British Academy, British Federation of Women Graduates, American Psychosomatic Society, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Royal Society for Public Health and NHS England. She has also been named a BBC New Generation Thinker and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.