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20192020

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Biography

Supritha is currently working as an Associate tutor at the Department of Creative Arts and the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine, Edge Hill University. In 2012, she graduated from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysuru with an integrated (research and clinical practice) dual degree called speech and hearing with the license to work with two protected health care professional titles (Audiologist and Speech & language therapist). Following this Supritha completed Masters degree in Indian Classical Dance and simultaneously worked as a Speech-language therapist across the hospital, mainstream and special educational needs settings with a diverse client population. With an intention to explore the benefits of arts to enhance communication and health she completed a certification course in dance movement psychotherapy. Supritha joined Edge Hill University in 2017 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with a scholarship to carry out doctoral research. She investigated the contribution of dance movement psychotherapy towards the wellbeing of children with an autism spectrum disorder and their caregivers. She also completed the PGCTHE course with distinction and became the Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

As a result of these several influences and contexts of work, Supritha's research work remains diverse, ranging from arts-based research to systematic reviews and meta-analyses. She is a mixed-methods researcher with interests in exploring the contribution of Arts within Health, Education and Community contexts. 

Teaching

At the Department of Applied Health and Social care, Supritha currently contributes to the modules on: 

Introduction to Empathic and Emotional Responsiveness (HUG1127)

Understanding Research (HUG2213)

At the Department of Creative Arts, she contributes to the modules on

Dance in Education and Community Settings (DAN1101, DAN1106)

Devising Projects in Education and Community Settings (DAN21101)

During her GTA period she has also worked on the following modules: 

Body & Performance (DAN 2102)

Explorations into Dance Writing (DAN 1104)

Dance Techniques (DAN3105)

Cultural Perspectives in Dance (DAN 2103)

 

Education/Academic qualification

Dance Movement Psychotherapy, PhD, Edge Hill University

4 Sep 201717 Oct 2020

Award Date: 14 Dec 2020

Teaching and Learning in the Higher Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University

Award Date: 17 Jan 2019

Dance, MA, Bharathidasan University

Award Date: 14 Apr 2014

Speech and Hearing, BSc, University of Mysore

Award Date: 28 Apr 2012

Dance Movement Therapy, Other, Artsphere, Pune & CID UNESCO, Paris, France

Keywords

  • NX Arts in general
  • Arts therapies
  • Dance Movement Psychotherapy
  • BF Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Psychotherapy
  • Speech Language Pathology

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