MEDICAL HUMANITIES... ART BASED RESEARCH...CRITICAL THINKING...REFLECTION...EMPATHY...RESILIENCE... MEDICAL EDUCATION.

MARK GILBERT Ph.D

Born 1969

Contact

mark@markgilbert.co.uk
www.markgilbert.co.uk

Education

2016 Post-doctoral studies, Teaching and Assessing Critical Thinking 2 (TACT2) course, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.
2015 Post-doctoral studies, Teaching and Assessing Critical Thinking 1 (TACT1) course, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.
2010-2014 Ph.D. in Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Areas (Surgery), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA. Dissertation title: The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting (EPICS).
1986-1991 B.A. (hons.) Fine Art (Drawing and Painting) Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Work Experience

2015 –present Post-doctoral Fellow, Division of Medical Education, Health and Education through the Arts and Life Skills (HEALS) Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
2014-15 Teacher of Art, Benenden Boarding School, England, UK.
2011-14 Graduate Fellow, Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Areas, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
2010-11 Graduate Assistant, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
2006-08 Assistant Professor, Preventative and Societal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
2006-07 Assistant Professor of Painting, College of Communications and Fine Art, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA.
2005-06 Art Master and Academic Tutor, Harrow School (boarding), England, UK.
2005 Tutor, Diane Hughes Drawing Project. ACAVA and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
2003-2004 Temporary part-time lecturer in Fine Art, Cumbria Institute of Art. Carlisle, UK.
2002-2006 Part-time life drawing tutor, Heatherly School of Art, London, UK.

RESEARCH

Projects in Process

2017 Portrait of a Process: Evaluation of program seeking to integrate artistic portraits depicting head and neck patients (created for my PhD study) into the Nursing curriculum at Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE. The program allows students to journal how the portraits provide them with a patient’s perspective on disease, illness and recovery. Evaluation of this intervention assesses student responses and educational outcomes.
2017 The Face of Oasis. An exploration of youth lived experience through portraiture. Dr. Wendy Stewart, Dr. Mark Gilbert. Dalhousie School of Medicine and KV Oasis Youth Center, Quispamsis, NB. This innovative project uses portraiture, to give voice to youth’s thoughts and feelings about their daily challenges and stresses and the portraiture process itself. The resulting art work and identified themes from the qualitative data will be used as a basis for planning educational programming and supports for youth locally and provincially.
2016-present Exploring the Experience of Geriatric Patients and their Carers through Portraiture. Dr. Mark Gilbert, Dr. Kenneth Rockwood. QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax. The aim of the project is to observe the interactions of geriatric patients and their partners in care during portraiture sessions and to analyze their relationship through drawings and/or paintings, the physical anatomy, expression and non-verbal presence.

Completed Research Projects

2016 Drawing in Drawing on: Reflections on End of Life from a Husband, Artist and Caregiver. Dr. Mark Gilbert, Dr. Regina Robbins. This study sought to analyze artistic drawings and verbal data of professional artist, Norman Gilbert, 90, who lives in Glasgow, Scotland. The drawings were carried out over a six-day period and depict Norman’s wife, Pat Gilbert, as she lay dying of an Alzheimer’s related illness.
2016 The ART of OSCE. Dr. Mark Gilbert, Dr. Wendy Stewart, Dr. Anna McLeod, Leanne Picketts. Dalhousie School of Medicine. The study introduced participants to arts-based activities (visual art, music and poetry) delivered within six separate OSCE stations. Each activity encouraged students to become aware of their thoughts and feelings related to the nature and demands of the OSCE process and space. Results may have implications for the teaching of decision-making and observation in health professional education and research.
2016 Portraits of Team Possible. Dr. Mark Gilbert, Dr. Wendy Stewart. Dalhousie School of Medicine. This research study used art-based, narrative methods to explore the shared experiences of artistic interactions within a professional artist/sitter relationship with young adults with Down syndrome and their peers who attend the Team Possibles arts exploration group based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2013-2014 Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting (EPICS). Dr. Mark Gilbert, Dr. William Lydiatt, Dr. Virginia Aita, Dr. Regina Robbins, Dr. Dennis McNeilly, Dr. Michele Desmarais. University of Nebraska Medical Center. In-depth qualitative study using arts-based research and narrative inquiry methods to explore the lived experiences head and neck cancer patients attributed to participating in the portraiture process in a cancer clinic.
2013-14 Drop in Class, Dr. Regina Robbins, Mark Gilbert. Developing Regular Opportunities for Practice in Contemplative Liberal Arts & Sciences Study. Investigated the efficacy of a campus wellness initiative through a community-based participatory research project with a mixed-methods design aimed to enhance community capacity and readiness to promote spiritual wellness through the provision of professional development, training & opportunities to engage in contemplative practices for students and faculty.
2007-08 Observational Skills through the Arts. Lydiatt W.M., Moran J., Gilbert M.A., Aita V. UNMC. This pilot study explored the effectiveness of series of arts-based workshops (drawing and poetry) to augment powers of observation with otolaryngology students and residents. 2006-08 Portraits of Care. Dr. Virgina Aita, Dr, William Lydiatt, Mark Gilbert. UNMC. This mixed methods research study explored notions of care and care-giving at the intersection of art and medicine.
1999-01 Saving Faces. Prof. Iain Hutchison, Mark Gilbert. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The Royal London Hospital, UK. A collaboration with maxillofacial surgeon, Professor Iain Hutchison on this art based study using portraiture to explore the experience of maxillofacial patients before, during and after surgery. MG conceived and organised the national and international touring exhibition of the resultant Portraits. The national leg of this culminated at The National Portrait Gallery, London. The North American leg of the tour was executed in collaboration with The Department of Humanities at Yale University.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

1. Gilbert, M (2008). Here I am and Nowhere Else: Portraits of Care. Works by Mark Gilbert. The Bemis Centre of Contemporary Art, Omaha, USA.
2. Gilbert, M., Hutchison, I., & Farrand, P. (2001). Saving Faces: Portraits by Mark Gilbert. UK: University of Nottingham Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

1. Gilbert MA, Roger, Academic Medicine, 2017, 92:9.
2. Gilbert MA, Van Arsdall J, Portraiture in a Head and Neck Cancer Clinic: A Patients Perspective, J, Hektoen International, Spring 2017.
3. Gilbert MA, Lydiatt WM, Aita VA, Robbins RE, McNeilly DM, Desmarais, MM, Portrait of a process: arts-based research in a head and neck cancer clinic Medical Humanities 2016;42:57-62.
4. Gilbert MA, Experience of portraiture in a clinical setting: An artist’s story, Journal of Applied Arts & Health 2014, 5: 1, pp. 135–150, doi: 10.1386/jaah.5.1.135_1
5. Aita VA, Lydiatt WM, Gilbert MA, Portraits of care: medical research through portraiture, Med Humanities 2010;36:1 5-13 doi:10.1136/jmh.2009.003780

Refereed Journal article under review.

1. Robbins RE, Gilbert MA, Drawing in, Drawing on: Reflections on end of life from a husband, artist and caregiver, Journal of Medical Humanities (USA). Submitted August 2017.

Web Based Publications

1. Gilbert. M, (2015) Reflections, Arts Health Network Canada website http://artshealthnetwork.ca/content/reflection-mark-gilbert.
2. Aita V, Lydiatt W, Gilbert M, (2009). Here I am and nowhere else: portraits of care by Mark Gilbert at the intersection of art and medicine. New York University Literature, Arts and Medicine Database. https://medhum.med.nyu.edu/magazine/?p=172

Artwork Covers (Journals and Medical textbooks)

2017 Academic Medicine, 92(9), USA.
2010 British Medical Journal, Head and Neck Cancer, 25 September. 341(7774). United Kingdom.
2010 British Medical Journal (Humanities), BMJ Humanities, 36(1) June. United Kingdom.
2007 Maxillofacial Surgery, Ward Booth, P. Schendal, S.A. Hausaman, J. Elsevier. United Kingdom.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, REVIEWS AND FILMS

Book Chapters

1. Edkins, J., Face Politics (Interventions) (2015), Face difference and surgery; Mark Gilbert’s Saving Faces. Routledge, 147-158.
2. Chambers, E., Re-Presenting Disability, Activism and Agency in the Museum, (2009) Routledge, 179-194.
3. Garland-Thomson, R., Staring: How We Look, (2009) Oxford University Press Inc, UK. 6-9.
4. Gilbert M, Words & Pictures: Explaining Science Through Art and Writing, UK: Cumbria Publishing. 20-27 (2003).
5. Kent, Sandra. Future Face. Profile Books Ltd. UK.

Selected Print Media

1. Grace, E. Cancer disfigured her face, but an artist’s portrait helped frame her sense of self, Omaha World Herald, USA, 30 Aug 2016.
2. Farber, Janet L. Care Package, Omaha City Weekly, 10 Dec 2008.
3. Pitcher, John, More than Just Patients, Omaha World Herald, 8 Dec 2008.
4. Croasdale, Myrle, Artists Teach Students the Power of Observing. American Medical News, USA, 19 Mar. 2007.
5. Stickney, Dane. Portrait Artist Puts Face on Diseases, Omaha World-Herald, 4 Apr 2007. USA.
6. Mangan, Katherine, Learning to See in Order to Heal, The Chronicle for Higher Education, USA, 2 Mar 2007.
7. Fallon, Roberta, Heat and Why it Matters, Philadelphia Weekly, 27 Sept. 2006.
8. Humphris, Gerry, Saving Grace, The Lancet Oncology - 1 April 2005 (Vol. 6, Issue 4, Page 208) UK.
9. Blech, Jorg. Der Fremde im Spiegel, Der Spiegel, Germany, 31 Mar. 2003.
10. Harpell, Gabriella. Glamour Deutchland, Germany, Nov. 2002.
11. Lyall, Sarah, Painting What’s Left of Faces, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2002.
12. Irving, Mark, In the Eye of the Beholder, The Independent, UK, 13 Mar. 2002.
13. Dophner, Andreas. NZZ am Sonntag, Switzerland. 12 May 2002.
14. Gascoigne, Laura. Face Up, What’s On, UK, 6 Mar 2002.
15. Grove, Valerie, The Scalpel and the Easel, The Times, UK, 27 Feb. 2002.
16. Bond, Michael, About Face, New Scientist, UK, 7 Jan. 2002.
17. Coyle, Catherine. The Big Profile: Mark Gilbert Artist, The Big Issue, UK, 27 July 2002.
18. Cox, Roger. Back to Basics, The Scotsman, UK, 19 Jan 2002.
19. Thomas, David, Art at the Cutting Edge, Sunday Telegraph, UK, 3 Jan. 2002.
20. Stark, Edi, Painting Spain, The Herald, UK, 3 June 2001.
21. Finlay, Victoria. Saving Faces, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong. 7 Jan. 2001.
22. Iliff, Jay, Face Paintings, Daily Express, UK, 1 Aug 2000.
23. Pittau, Pier Paulo. Il Pittore in Ospidale: Quando L’Arte e Il Messagerro Dominica, Italy, 27 Aug 2000.
24. Miller, Phil, Scots Artist Captures Pain And Trauma of Face Surgery, The Scotsman, UK, 30 June 2000.
25. Neustatter, Angela, Why should I hide away, The Guardian, UK, 27 June 2000.

FILMS

Mackenzie, Midge (Director), Saving Faces, Barnsbury Productions, London, UK. Presented at multiple film festivals Europe and USA, 2002. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUzC-rXixMo)

Radio and Television

1. Wolford, Michelle, The Art of Medicine- A Nebraska Story, NET Television. Feb. 2011.
2. Taylor Wilson, Making the Heartland Proud, Mark Gilbert, KETV Omaha. 2009.
3. Hartman, Steve, A Portrait of Healing. CBS News with Katie Couric. CBS Television. 11 Feb. 2009.
4. Community Health Line, KIOS Radio (Omaha), Interview with Mark Gilbert and Dr. Virginia Aita, 2009.
5. Arts in Nebraska, Portrait of a Portraitist. NET Foundation for Television, Nebraska Arts Council. USA, 2008.
6. Art and Science Healing in Omaha, NBC, WOWT, Omaha, 27 Jan 2008 USA.
7. A Portrait of Healing. Omaha Action News. CBS. KMTV, Omaha, 2 Aug 2008.
8. The Art of Medicine: Interview with Mark Gilbert. FOX. KPTM, Omaha, 2 May 2007.
9. Gust,William. Interview with Mark Gilbert. Community Health Line KIOS radio, (Omaha).
10. Tony Kahn, WGBH (Boston) Morning Stories (NPR radio), Interview with Mark Gilbert and Iain Hutchison, 2005.
11. Sixty Minutes, Saving Faces, TCN-9, Sydney, Australia, June 2004.
12. What are you Looking at? BBC2, London, 6 Aug 2003. United Kingdom.
13. Holt, Madeline, Saving Faces, Newsnight. BBC2 (tv), London, UK, 25 Feb. 2002.
14. Tony Kahn, Saving Faces, WGBH (Boston) Morning Stories (NPR radio), USA, 2002.
15. Macdonald, Victoria. Channel 4 News (tv), London, UK, 17 Feb. 2000.

TEACHING

Undergraduate

2017 Wilson Memorial Lecture: The Interdisciplinary Field of Art and Medicine, School of Arts, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
2017 Guest Lecturer: The integration of art and Medicine, Depts. Of Fine Art and Communication and Public Policy, Metropolitan Community College.
2017 Guest lecturer: Portrait of a Process: Art and Medicine, School of Nursing, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE.
2016-pres. Fostering Critical Thinking through the Arts and Humanities. IPE Mini-course for health professions undergraduate students at Dalhousie University, NBCC and UNBSJ. In collaboration with Dr. Wendy Stewart, Director of Medical Humanities, Dalhousie University.
2015-2017 Out of the Box, Review of Curriculum and integration of pedagogical tools and tasks using the medical humanities to critically respond to each case included in the professional competencies, longitudinal unit, running through first and second year medical curriculum.
2016 Guest Lecture, Art and Medicine. Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
2007-08 Arts based seminar series in clinical observation with otolaryngology students and medical residents as part of a pilot study, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha, NE, USA.
2006-07 Assistant Professor of Painting, College of Communications and Fine Art, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA.
2003-04 Lecturer in Fine Art, Cumbria Institute of Art. Carlisle, UK.

Postgraduate

2017 Guest Lecture: Reflections on the Arts in End of Life Care in Dementia. Aging Interest Group, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
2017 Guest Lecture: Dalhousie University. February 9th, 2017. Interactive workshop on fostering critical thinking through the arts and humanities.
2016-pres Mentoring individual Elective in Psychiatry. Topic: Using art to display and educate on neural pathways and circuitry.
2016 Medical Education Elective, Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, February 11th. Interactive workshop on fostering critical thinking using the humanities.
2015 Mentored individual elective (M4).Topic: Auto-ethnography of the experience of head and neck cancer, using the visual arts.
2015 Medical Education Elective, Division of Medical Education. Workshop on the integration of the arts and humanities into medical education.

High School Medicine-Art/Humanities Curriculums

Nov 2016 Guest Lecturer, Interlochen Academy for the Arts, Traverse City MI. Invited presenter. Delivered a week of art based workshops and lectures with students as part of The Aesthetic of Health visual art curriculum.
2011-14 Teaching Assistant. UNMC High School Alliance, UNMC, Omaha, NE. Delivered classes in Art and Science of Decision Making curriculum: (Powers of Observation & History of Art and Medicine) for the Health Sciences Enrichment Program in partnership with public school districts in the greater Omaha area.

Inter-professional Teaching

2017 The Arts and Humanities in End of Life Care. Workshop for Inter-professional Faculty, Moncton City Hospital, Moncton NB, May 12th, 2017.
2017 Fostering Critical Thinking through the Arts and Humanities, Workshop for Inter-professional Faculty, at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick, Saint John, NB. March 17th, 2017.
2016 Portrait of Team Possibles, 17th Annual Symposium on Medical/Health Education Research and Inter-professional Learning, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.
2014 EPICS: The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA.

Faculty Development and Continuing Professional Development

2017 Presentation, Reflections on the Arts in End of Life Care in Dementia. Health Humanities Consortium. The University of Alabama, USA.
2017 Presentation, Reflections on the Arts in End of Life Care in Dementia. Department of Geriatrics Grand Rounds, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK.
2016 The Role of Visual Arts in Medicine, Psychiatry Resident’s Interest Group, Halifax, NS.
2016 Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, Division of Medical Education Rounds, Dalhousie University.
2015-present Dare to Teach Differently: Integrating the Humanities into Medical Teaching. This workshop was offered in Halifax in conjunction with previous and current Artists in residence.
2010 Picturing Disfigurement, Orthopedics Residents Graduation, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
2010 Saving Faces, Tumor Conference, Department of Otolaryngology, Methodist Hospital, Omaha, NE, USA.
2002 Art as Research, International Drawing Research Symposium (IDRS), Glasgow School of Art in conjunction with Central Academy, Fine Art, Beijing and Sydney College of Art.

Fine Art Teaching

2014-15 Teacher of Art and Academic Tutor, Benenden School, UK.
2006-07 Assistant Professor of Painting, College of Communications and Fine Art, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA.
2005-06 Art Master and Academic Guidance Tutor, Harrow School, UK.
1998-99 Art tutor (life drawing) Benenden School, UK.
1997-98 Teacher of Art and Academic Guidance Tutor, Benenden School, UK.

Fine Art Teaching (Community/Adult Education)

2005 Tutor, Diane Hughes Drawing Project. ACAVA and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, UK.
2002-2006 Life drawing Tutor, Heatherly School of Fine Art, London, UK.
1992-94 Drawing and Painting Tutor, Continuing Education Program, Glasgow School of Art, UK.

RESIDENCIES

2008 Visiting Artists Program, University of Nebraska, Print Workshop, Omaha, USA.
2008 Artist in Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, USA.
2008 Artist in Residence, Benenden School, UK.
2004 Artist in Residence, Benenden School, UK.
1999-02 Artist in Residence, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Bart’s. and the London NHS Trust, UK.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

International

2017 Keynote Speaker, The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, International Anaplastology Association Conference 2017. Minneapolis, MN.
2016 Keynote Speaker. The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, San Diego, CA.
2015 Keynote Speaker, The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, Disfigurement and its Legacies Conference, Exeter University, UK.
2011 Portraits of Care, Science on Tap, Bemis Center, Omaha, NE, USA.
2011 Portraits of Care, UneMed Research and Innovation, Kaneko Center, Omaha,NE, USA.
2010 Keynote Speaker, Art and Medicine, Presidents Club, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Foundation, Omaha, NE, USA.
2010 Art and Medicine, One Talent Plus Inc. Omaha, NE, USA.
2010 Portraits of Care, Creighton University, Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Roundtable, Omaha, NE, USA.
2007 Keynote Speaker, Painting Disfigurement, British Association of Head and Neck Nurses, The Royal Armories, Leeds, UK.
2006 Saving Faces, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, USA.
2006 Healing through the Art and Science of Head and neck Surgical and Related Interventions, Saving Faces Speaker Series, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, January 2006.
2005 Saving Faces-Exploring the Healing Power of Art, Emerson College, Boston, USA.
2004 Leonardo and Science, University of Northumbria. Newcastle, UK.
2003 Remember This, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK. 2003 Saving Faces-Exploring the Healing Power of Art, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK.
2003 Keynote Speaker, Saving Faces, Words and Pictures; Explaining Science Through Art and Writing. The Cumbria Institute of Art, Carlisle.
2003 Keynote Speaker, BA Fine Art Professional Practice Symposium”, Cumbria Institute of Art, Carlisle, UK.
2001 Saving Faces-Exploring the Healing Power of Art, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK.
2001 Saving Faces-Exploring the Healing Power of Art, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK.
2001 Painting Surgeons, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
2000 Losing Face: Portraiture at The Millennium, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.

Regional

2017 Learning from the Art of Alzheimer’s. Kathryn Allen Weldon Lecture, Co-presenter with Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada.
2017 Presentation, Reflections on Art and Medicine, Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds, Saint John Regional Hospital, NB, Canada.
2017 Presentation, Reflections on the Arts in End of Life Care for people with Dementia, Psychiatric Grand Rounds, QEII, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2017 Presentation. Reflections on the Arts in End of Life Care in Dementia, Geriatric Grand Rounds, Veteran’s Memorial Hospital, Halifax, NS.
2015 Saving Faces, Visual Arts and Medicine, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
2015 Visual Art and Medicine, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY/PARTICIPATION

2017 Gilbert M, Alzheimer’s and Art, Dalhousie Humanities in Health Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada.
2017 Gilbert M, Lydiatt W, Aita V, Robbins R, McNeilly DP, Desmarais M, The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, The Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference, March 2017, Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2016 Gilbert M, Portrait of Dementia, Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS.
2016 Gilbert M, The Practice of Visual Art and Medicine, Dalhousie Humanities in Health Conference.
2016 Gilbert M, The Art of Clinical Decision Making, Creating Space IV, Montreal, Canada.
2016 Gilbert M, EPICS: Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, Canadian Conference of Medical Education, Montreal. Canada.
2009 Aita V, Lydiatt W, Gilbert M, McGraw H, Masuoka M: Here I Am And Nowhere Else: Portraits Of Care, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA.
2008 Lydiatt WM, Moran J, Gilbert MA, Aita V. Teaching Observational Skills Through the Arts to Otalaryngology Students and Residents: a Pilot Study. Presented American Head and Neck Society International Meeting. July 19-23. San Francisco, USA.
2001 Farrand P, Gilbert M, and Hutchison. Saving Faces: Portraiture as Therapy. The Annual Qualitative Health Research Conference, Seoul, South Korea.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions

2017 The Experience of Portraiture in a Clinical Setting, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE, USA.
2017 Portraits of Care, Cowell Family Cancer Center, Traverse City, Michigan.
2017 Portraits of Care, Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Center for Visual Arts, Interlochen Academy of the Arts, Michigan, USA.
2015 Naughton Gallery, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
2011 Bellvew University, “Here I Am and Nowhere Else: Portraits of Care”, Omaha, USA.
2008 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Here I Am and Nowhere Else: Portraits of Care, Omaha, USA
2008 PULP, Benenden Girls, Omaha, USA
2006 The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, USA
2006 Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2006 University of Nebraska, Omaha Art Gallery, Omaha, USA
2006 Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada
2005 John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art, Yale University, USA
2005 Huret and Specter Gallery, Emerson College, Boston, USA
2005 The Huntarian Museum, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, UK
2004 The Knowledge Spa, The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK
2003 Medicinhistoriska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2003 The Royal Albert Memorial Gallery, Exeter, UK
2003 Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
2002 National Portrait Gallery, Saving Faces, London, UK
2002 Fresh Faces, Beaux Arts Gallery, London, UK
2001 Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, UK
2001 Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2001 Museum of Modern Art, Wales, UK
2001 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
2001 Victoria Gallery, Bath, UK
2000 Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
1997 The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
1994 Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, UK

Two-Person Exhibitions

1993 The Edinburgh Gallery, Western Approaches, Edinburgh, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016-17 Medicine in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków, Poland.
2015 Faculty and Alumni Exhibition, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Dalhousie. University, Canada.
2014 The Art of Compassion, The University of Southampton, UK.
2014 1914FACES1914, Seale Hayne Gallery, Exeter, UK.
2011 Faces 2, Atrium 2, Guys Hospital, London, UK.
2011 Faces, Red Gate Gallery, London, UK.
2010 Skin Deep: The Restoration Between Form and Function, The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2010 The Art of Medicine, The Art House Gallery, Southampton, UK.
2008 About Face, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, NE, USA.
2007 Mimesis, with Matt Wycoff and Marcus Baenzigar, Bemis Center, Omaha, USA.
2007 Faculty Exhibition, Weber Fine Arts Gallery, Omaha, USA.
2006-07 Diagnosis Kunst, Kunstmuseum, Ahlen, Germany.
2004 Future Face, The Science Museum, London, UK.
2003 If I Could Go Anywhere, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK.
2000 Art in Scotland, Glasgow Print Studio, Curated by Clare Henry, Glasgow, UK.
1996 BP National Portrait Exhibition, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
1995 BP National Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
1995 Treasures of the National Portrait Gallery, Multiple venues, Japan.
1995 The Morrison Portrait Award, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK.
1994 Western Approaches. The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.
1994 The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Mclellan Galleries, Glasgow, UK.
1994 BP National Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
1993 BP National Portrait Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.

Awards, Scholarships and Residencies

2011 Runner-up, The Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, Mall Galllery, London, UK.
2011 Regents Fellowship, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
2011 Marshal Trust Award, Glasgow Scotland.
2010 Scholarship, Department of Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
2010 Marshal Trust Award, Glasgow Scotland.
2009 Marshal Trust Award, Glasgow Scotland.
2009 Research Innovation Award, UNeMed Corporation, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA.
2008 Artist in Residence, Benenden School, Kent, UK.
2008 Visiting Artist, University of Nebraska, Print Workshop, Omaha, USA
2007 Visiting Artist, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, USA
2004 Artist in Residence, Benenden School, Kent, UK.
2002-2005 The Royal London Hospital, Artist in Residence, London, UK
1999-2000 Artist in Residence, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, London, UK
1997 Winner, The Alastair Salvesen Art Trust Scholarship, Galan and Gayo Printmakers, Madrid, Spain
1996 Prize-winner, BP National Portrait Award, NPG, London, UK
1995 Prize-winner, BP National Portrait Award, NPG, London, UK
1994 Prize-winner, BP National Portrait Award, NPG, London, UK
1994 The Glasgow City Council Award, RGI, Glasgow, UK
1994 The David Cargill Award, RGI, Glasgow, UK
1993 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Montreal, Canada
1992 The Pastel Society Award, London, UK
1991 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Montreal, Canada

Collections

Glasgow Development Agency, Glasgow, Scotland.
Western Isles Island Council, Scotland.
Burbank Studios, Los Angeles, USA.
The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
Arts in Healthcare, Edinburgh, Scotland
Rangers Football Club, Glasgow, Scotland.
Robert Flemings Holdings, Edinburgh, Scotland.
University of Glasgow, Scotland.
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA.
University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA.
Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland.
Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, Omaha, USA.

VOLUNTEER WORK

2015-Present Artist/Supervisor, Artful Afternoons. Artful Afternoon presents a series of workshops, designed for both those with memory loss and their partners in care. Participants are offered creative activities beginning with an interactive gallery tour led by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
2015-2017 Artist/Supervisor Team Possibles. Team Possibles is an arts exploration group, based in Halifax NS, made up of young adults with Down syndrome and their peers.

ADMINISRATIVE

Service to Profession

2015 Journal Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of War and Cultural Studies.

Departmental Service

2016 Served on committee appointing artist in residence, Medical Humanities (HEALS) program, Dalhousie University Medical School.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

Association of Medical Humanities (UK)
Arts Health Network, Canada
Glasgow University Medical Humanities Network (UK)
Canadian Association of Medical Education
Arts, Humanities and Social Science in Medicine (AHSSM) Education Interest Group (EIG)