Meet the In-Valid You/th project team

Gill Haddow

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Gill is Wellcome Trust senior research fellow in Society and Ethics. She has a background in medical sociology and is based at the University of Edinburgh currently working on the project ‘Animal, Mechanical and Me: The Search for Replaceable Hearts’. She is interested in issues to do with how technologies alter subjectivities e.g. what changes, if any, happen when a person receives a cybernetic technology such as an implantable cardiac device.

Kate Wimpress

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Kate has worked for arts organisations across Northern Ireland and Scotland since 1990. Currently Director at North Edinburgh Arts she is interested in working with Artists whose practice takes them outside the studio, engaging with a wide range of partners and new audiences.

 Allison Worth

Allison Worth
Allison is Patient and Public Involvement Advisor at the University of Edinburgh. Her role in the In-Valid You/th team is to help the artists get access to relevant clinical and research staff whose work can inform the project.

Ali Grant

Ali Grant

Ali, based at the Muirhouse Youth Development Group (http://www.mydg.org.uk/), has been a youth worker for 31 years. Her career has been characterised by working with some of the most marginalised young people, or those deemed ‘hard to reach’. She works closely with these young people and is interested in issues such as drugs, homelessness, well-being and community green space development. She has gained valuable insight into just how young people can, and do, process adversity turning their lives around to become respected adults with families of their own.

 Tirion Seymour

Tirion Seymour
Tirion is a sociological researcher based in the University of Edinburgh interested in sociological issues around healthcare and public services. Her role in the In-Valid You/th team is to document the progress of the project, and to promote the activities and events taking place.

Screen Education Edinburgh

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Screen Education Edinburgh is a centre of excellence for the study of film and filmmaking for young people and new talent from all backgrounds, with a passion for nurturing creativity and raising levels of attainment and aspiration, particularly for those subject to social or economic exclusion.

This is achieved through accredited learning projects, from Cashback to Creativity programmes to BFI Film Academies, Moving Image Arts (MIA) GCSE’s and A Levels, apprenticeships, film productions, access to low cost equipment hire and supported short film schemes.

Patrick Walker

Patrick Walker

Patrick is one half of influential UK Industrial / experimental act ‘Forward Strategy Group’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou0bRknd9GM. Over a 20 year career in audio production, he has worked with many top flight organisations. He has also worked in the gaming industry, as a product tester for Rockstar North and also as a sound-designer for Halflife 2 mods. Patrick also lectures; teaching sound-design, music production and general music industry matters. Although he frequently works internationally, he is often found in the music studio at North Edinburgh Arts and works extensively in a community setting, often working with hard-to-reach young people; engaging them in theatre, music production, sound-design and performance. Examples of such work can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/north-edinburgh-arts

Patrick’s individual work tackles a range of sounds and ideas, typically producing minimal but textured work which fuses classic and contemporary electronics. An example of his work can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qySJeD2dDXU

Cameron Duguid

Cameron Duguid

Cameron, aside from being a professional scissor and scalpel operator, is an animator and documentary filmmaker. Specialising in stop-motion techniques, his animations illustrate complex concepts in creative ways, with work includingParallel Worlds, Parallel Lives, an award winning BBC4 documentary about quantum theory and Simply Complex, an animated journey into the genome, created as a response to time spent as filmmaker in residence with the ESRC Genomics Forum.

For more info on Cameron’s work, check out the following links:
– http://www.cameronduguid.co.uk/p/simply-complex_9.html
https://vimeo.com/58603054
https://vimeo.com/83752056