Staff profile

Dr Jamie Bird

Senior Lecturer in the discipline of Professional Psychological Practices

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Therapeutic Arts


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care

Research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am based within the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care. My role is primarily focused on helping to develop the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care's research activity. This includes the development of research funding bids, the conducting of research and the dissemination of findings. An element of my role is in helping academics from across the college to engage with research. I am the chair of the college's research ethics committee.

Teaching responsibilities

PhD completions

PhD supervision

Professional interests

I welcome enquiries about developing research and PhD supervision on these topics:

Research interests

My PhD research involved working with women who had experienced domestic violence, using visual media to explore what home, relationships and support meant for them in the past, the present and the future. This built upon previous and similar work with refugees and asylum seekers.

At present, I am developing and implementing social action and arts-based research methods in response to the climate and environmental crisis. Particular attention is being paid to how communities (including citizens, businesses and local governments) can work together and adapt to the consequences of a changing climate and environment.

Research engagement

Membership of professional bodies

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (as an Art Therapist since 2004). I am a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (Region 9) and an associate editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy published by Routledge.


Undergraduate qualifications

Postgraduate qualifications

Recent conferences

International experience

Overseas teaching (Erasmus)

Additional interests and activities

In the media

Recent publications

Object made by young person, March 2020

Dr Jamie Bird, Deputy Head of Centre for Health, Psychology and Social Care Research explores the use art as a way of dealing with the different feelings that witnessing the climate crisis has upon individuals and groups – specifically with young people.

person holding a poster titled there is no planet

Dr Jamie Bird, Deputy Head of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research at the University of Derby explores climate anxiety and the work he and his colleagues are doing to provide an emotional response to the climate crisis across the globe.