Dr James Kent 

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

Themes: Reducing health inequalities, Sustainability and creativity

Expertise: Curatorial and photographic practice, public engagement and visual cultures

I am passionate about curatorial and photographic practice, public engagement and storytelling. My research-led photography projects combine portraiture with social documentary – engaging and raising awareness about challenges faced by different communities. I photographed Cuba in the wake of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro’s death in 2016, curating exhibitions in both the UK and Cuba.

My latest project makes interdisciplinary connections between visual arts, health and wellbeing. Working alongside colleagues at the University of Cambridge, I co-founded the Generation COVID UK collaborative research group – a consortium of clinicians, healthcare professionals, midwives, researchers and creative practitioners whose work involves collaborating with and/or supporting parents of babies born during the pandemic.  The project has featured in The Lancet and The Independent. Work from this collaboration will be showcased in a series of events at Cambridge Festival 2022. I am keen to use my experience and creative practice to raise awareness and drive change.

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