Zoe Papadopoulou is an artist who doubles as a tour guide at Highgate Cemetery. Her practice aims to engage a wide range of audiences in ethically challenging issues around illness, death and scientific research through workshops and direct participation. Her work takes many forms from installation, writing to performance and was shown at the V&A museum, the Wellcome Trust, the ICA, the National museum of China, Science gallery in Dublin, Van Boijmans museum amongst others.
Dr Kirsten Smith is a clinical psychologist, a Wellcome Trust funded research fellow at the University of Oxford and trustee of the bereavement charity The Loss Foundation. She is responsible for The Oxford Grief Study, a large-scale investigation of the psychological processes involved in adaptation following bereavement. Her work focuses on memory processes, cognitions and coping behaviours in order to understand the factors that are associated with more complex or prolonged grief reactions. The aim of her research is to provide more effective and efficient support systems for those most affected.
Deborah Coughlin is a writer, producer and director. In 2009 she founded the acclaimed punk feminist choir, Gaggle, which was included in NME’s Top 50 Most Innovative Acts. She has been commissioned by amongst others, the Southbank Centre, the National Gallery, the Royal Albert Hall, the ICA, the Women’s Library, the Almeida Theatre and Radio 4. Deborah is also a reporter and contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and a feature writer for the Guardian Weekend Magazine.
Dr Caitlin Hitchcock is a clinical psychologist and Investigator Scientist on Professor Tim Dalgleish’s renowned team at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. Her work focusses on how autobiographical memory may be influenced by the experience of trauma or mental health disorders. Drawing from the team’s previous experimental work, she has recently begun to explore the role of autobiographical memory in the development and maintenance of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder to develop novel treatment options which aim to improve memory distortions and symptoms of psychological disturbance.
Tim Olden is an artist, composer, arranger and producer. He was the first ever composer in residence at Grizedale Arts. Tim has scored various feature length soundtracks for films and creates soundscapes and music for exhibitions, performances and architectural spaces. Previous clients include the BBC, Science Museum, V&A and Barbican. His work can be heard in the Tate and Saatchi collections as well as the Little Chef toilets at Popham services.