Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at IoPPN
The MRC SGDP Centre’s mission is to undertake research on the impact and interplay between genetic, environmental and developmental factors, and their roles in the causal processes underlying the origins and course of multifactorial mental disorders; to consider the implications for clinical practice and public health policy; and to train others in the methodologies involved. The department’s focus is on common psychiatric disorders that emerge in childhood such as mood disorders (anxiety and depression), ‘externalising’ disorders (disruptive behaviour including hyperactivity and addictions), and cognitive disorders (learning disabilities and the autistic spectrum).
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)
World-leading research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has made, and continues to make, an impact on how we understand, prevent and treat mental illness and other conditions that affect the brain. IoPPN academics work with other universities, industry, healthcare providers and policy makers both locally and globally, to ensure that the research generated by the Institute is relevant and will produce useful results to impact mental health care. Research from the IoPPN has led to the creation of much needed therapies for some of the most severe mental disorders and changes in how governments around the world think about mental illness.
Headway East London
Headway East London is a charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Working across 13 London boroughs it offers specialist support and services for over 200 survivors, family, friends and carers in the local area each week. Headway East London runs an acclaimed programme called ‘Submit to Love Studio’. High profile exhibitions and public engagement programmes have taken place at Southbank Centre, Wellcome Trust and Stratford Circus. Members are self-taught artists who have produced extraordinary work. Kai is visiting the Studio as artist in residence. To conceptualise her visits as an in this way directly challenges her primary residency at King's College London working with psychiatrists and academics, as well as her practice and research as a(n over-?)trained artist-curator-teacher. Learning - Kai from the members, and them from Kai— keeps her on her toes, and reminds her about the importance of uninhibited play and self-critique of her field, self and approach. With neurodiversity a key word in #MagicCarpet, working with Headway East London also extends the discussion to people with brain injury.
UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN)
UKAAN was established in March 2009 to provide support, education, research and training for mental health professionals working with adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). UKAAN was founded by a group of experienced mental health specialists who run clinical services for adults with ADHD within the National Health Service. The Network was established in response to UK guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2008) and the British Association for Psychopharmacology (Nutt et al., 2007) which for the first time gave evidence based guidance on the need to diagnose and treat ADHD in adults as well as in children; and in response to the relative lack of training and support in this area for professionals working within adult mental health services.
Unlimited Unlimited is an arts commissioning programme that aims to embed work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of disabled people. Unlimited has been delivered by the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and arts-producing organisation Artsadmin since 2013, and is funded from 2016-20 by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Spirit of 2012. For the 2017 round of awards, 60 were shortlisted and 24 were commissioned for nearly £1 million. Members of the judging panel included leading arts producers and directors from the British Council, Arts Council England and Southbank Centre as well as independent artists. A total of 269 entries were sent in for 4 different categories.
King’s Artist-in-Residence programme supports opportunities for artists to work and collaborate with faculties across the university. The programme establishes artist residencies that inspire collaboration with students and staff across disciplines to embrace creativity and take risks, developing new thinking and creative outputs. During the 2017/18 academic year, King’s is supporting six new residencies, the outcomes of which will be showcased in the upcoming academic year and beyond within the public facing programme across King’s.
#MagicCarpet Friends & Collaborators
- UCL Institute of Advanced Studies
- Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, in particular Professor Monika Büscher and Dr Jen Southern
- Professor Andrew Stahl, UCL Slade
- Professor Helen Chatterjee MBE, National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing
- Nick Tyler CBE FREng, UCL Chadwick Professor of Civil Engineering
- Professor Jonna Kuntsi, Professor of Developmental Disorder and Neuropsychiatry, KCL SGDP.
- Natali Bozhilova, PhD candidate, SGDP, King's College London. Images of the brain on this website have been supplied by Natali from her primary and secondary research. See her powerpoint summary here on the neuroscience of mind wandering here)
- RUN! RUN! RUN! International Body for Research. Co-Director: UCL geographer Professor Alan Latham
- RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale #r3fest
- BSL interpretors Jacqui Beckford and Izebuwa Oleghe
- Studio Maba (videography & photography) Marco Berardi and Baiba
- Audio Description specialist Jenni Elbourne
- Dr Anna Rommel, SGDP KCL postdoctoral research associate.
- Lena Johansson, Daniel Barwick and many other wonderful colleagues at King's College London
- Richard Wright, Community Engagement Specialist
Background image by Kai Syng Tan 2017