Series 1 – The Art of Healthy Longevity
Join me as I speak to Charlotte Froud; an inspirational young artist, as we discuss art and how it impacts our wellbeing and enables us to enjoy a longer healthier life.
Link to Podcast: Charlotte Froud
Join me in conversation with Wendy Rolt; a Cornish based artist, as we explore the sense of self and identity and the impact on our wellbeing. Her work has some powerful medical themes featuring images of the human form, particularly women and our vulnerability as we undergo medical examinations.
Link to Podcast: Wendy Rolt
Join me in conversation with Christopher Wilkinson, OBE, an eminent and award winning architect and artist who has designed many notable buildings, but Maggie’s Centre, Oxford, for cancer sufferers is his most proud achievement.
Link to Podcast: Christopher Wilkinson
Join me in conversation with Emma Rose, a Bath based artist, whose colourful imagery is dramatic, uplifting and warms the heart. She paints in response to her environment and has used art as a healing tool to leave behind physical and emotional trauma.
Link to Podcast: Emma Rose
Join me in conversation with Sarah May, a British designer of Trinidadian heritage, who brings the colour, movement and vibrancy of the Caribbean to her designs.
Link to Podcast: Sarah May
Stephanie Weager is a Gloucestershire based life coach, artisan and author. She has helped thousands of people find their way in life with her deep intuition. She is passionate about using natural fragrances and essential oils to heal the energy around us.
Link to Podcast: Stephanie Weager
Join me as I speak to Mr Donald Sammut, a talented artist and hand surgeon and a caring and empathic doctor. Donald uses art in his day to day work to improve patient outcomes as he gives people function back in their hands. In his work in Nepal with leprosy sufferers where some of his patients live hand to mouth, regaining hand function is vital to their survival.
Link to Podcast: Donald Sammut
Join me in conversation with Dan White, a Pulitzer prizewinning photojournalist, who has captured the essence of many people from the jazz musicians of Kansas City to Professor Stephen Hawking at Cambridge University, from behind his lens.
Link to Podcast: Dan White
Join me in conversation with Lisa Butcher, a former TV presenter and top model who has graced the covers of Elle and Marie Claire magazines throughout her successful career. She turned to art to heal herself after bereavement and now helps others as a well-being expert with her iLAb therapy.
Link to Podcast: Lisa Butcher
Join me in conversation with Professor David Isenberg, an eminent and world leading Rheumatologist and The Versus Arthritis Professor of Medicine at University College London who explains how combining medicine, science and art can improve deadly diseases such as Lupus.
Link to Podcast: David Isenberg
Does being a writer reduce longevity? Is writing an occupational hazard in the modern day that can lead to mental illness itself or indeed premature death? Join me as I learn about the psychology of longevity of artists including authors from a world famous Psychologist, Academic, Author and Broadcaster.
Link to Podcast: Adrian Furnham
Join me in conversation with food writer & author of ‘Chemo Cookery Club’ Penny Ericson. Penny writes from the heart and embraces art and science with her recipes, focusing on creating healthy and tasty meals, especially for those suffering with cancer.
Join me in conversation with my friend, colleague and mentor, Professor Tim Spector, who is a world renowned rheumatologist, academic and author.
Join me in conversation with fellow entrepreneur & classmate Suraj Thakrar, who runs a sustainable food distribution business called Turnells.
His mission is to bring healthy food to all at affordable prices. In our stimulating discussion we touch on purpose, family values, sustainability and how to make changes to your life.
Join me in conversation with art therapist, poet and artist Sundar Kanta Walker. Imagine a world with personalised medicine and nutrition, where people heal themselves through science and good food. In this podcast I learn how creative writing gives us food for thought and change by bringing together innovation, health and art to make our world a better place.
Sundar Kanta Walker
Join me in conversation with Prof Fergus Shanahan, a leading Irish researcher in gut health and the microbiome, curious and passionate to find answers to questions that really matter to patients and author of The Language of Illness, a book recently published, that all clinicians and anybody affected by an illness should read!
Join me in conversation with Penny Horne to discuss the garden of her dreams; a beautiful and artistically constructed safe haven to heal after life throws a curve ball. From relationship problems to family crises, a visit to her oasis in Somerset is a truly restorative experience cherished by many and showcased recently in Landscape magazine. Her garden is a lesson in transforming suffering into beauty and the perfect place to visit for anyone struggling to find themselves.
Join me in conversation with esteemed Irish artist Graham Knuttel for an entertaining discussion on how art impacts our health.
Graham’s sense of humour is infectious! He has overcome many health challenges himself and he sets a stage with his art for us to participate.
Join me in conversation with Mr Masoud Teimory, a consultant eye surgeon, a visionary poet, photographer and entrepreneur.
His resilience in the face of life’s challenges is truly remarkable. From revolution to illness, to struggles surging as an immigrant in a foreign country, he tells us that having a purpose in life propelled him to do good and live by his Iranian culture of giving; something he frequently does with patients and friends alike.
He combines art, empathy, science and photography to bring his patients a better experience during his consultations.
Series 2 – The Art of Living
Paul Monaghan is an award winning architect of international acclaim. His attentive, caring and compassionate characteristics translate the brief of his clients into reality and preserve the value to the end user. Within his healthcare projects, these traits reflect onto patients and clinicians alike.
He is insightful about what the working world needs in terms of infrastructure to maintain quality of life at work and he always puts the goal of living a longer healthier life into action. His artful approach to creating projects that help us all lead a longer healthier life is inspiring and motivational.
Link to Podcast: Paul Monaghan
Oscar J Ryan is an aspiring director and inspirational young photographer who found his calling in life as he emerged from darkness himself, by picking up his camera and focusing on what was in front of him.
The art of living for Oscar is his contentment of doing what he loves the most and living his dream reality by bringing stories of people and issues to life from behind his camera lens. Along the way, he breathes life into others by helping them find their voice and document their dreams in life.
His work ranges from photographing musicians such as KSI and Mukhy as well as models like Mia Regan, to bringing to life the passion for dance his little cousin Billy with down syndrome has. Family, friends, education and pursuit of happiness are the key ingredients in Oscar’s art of living.
Link to Podcast: Oscar J Ryan
I explore the art of living with Ms Sarah Muirhead-Allwood, a renowned hip surgeon and talented photographer. Sarah demonstrates dedication, focus, attention to detail, passion and devotion to her patients and takes pride in achieving amazing outcomes for them. She has changed the lives of countless people suffering from hip pain with her work lasting decades; a testament to her talent.
From young to old, from Sir Andy Murray to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Sarah’s work is transformative to people from all walks of life. She pursues photography with the same rigour, zeal, patience and joy and obtains stunning results.
As Sarah grows older she thinks she might operate a little less and photograph a little more! Her art of living is to do what makes her happy and her legacy is how good she has made others feel along the way. Her photography gives us an insight into her art of living.
Link to Podcast: Sarah Muirhead-Allwood
Marilyn Stafford epitomises what it means to live a longer, fuller life.
From finishing drama school, to photographing Albert Einstein as well as spending the day with the former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, there is no end to the incredible twists and turns in this fascinating woman’s life.
Now, in her later years, she is working tirelessly to empower women with her photography competition which aims to inspire and make a difference in the world and to people’s lives. Marilyn is a true change maker herself. She is a 96 year old going on 26 years. What really is her secret to longevity? Might it be art?
Link to Podcast: Marilyn Stafford
I discuss the art of living with Sarah Stenning; a mother, army wife, successful entrepreneur and cancer patient.
The essence of Sarah is living life to the full. Even when death stared her in the face she smiled right back at it. She embraces opportunities with a gusto. She is brave, warm, kind, creative and epitomises what it means to support her family and friends, even when she herself is struggling.
Link to Podcast: Sarah Stenning
I explore the art of living with Dame Marianne Griffiths; the Chief Executive Officer of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
She is a true trailblazer, not just because she was the first female NHS CEO to be named as one of the top five chief executives of the year at the 2021 HSJ awards, but for the outstanding work she has done throughout her successful career as well as her admirable perseverance.
Link to podcast: Marianne Griffiths
I discuss The Art of Living with Dr Boon Lim, eminent cardiologist, author and lifestyle guru.
Boon is now living his dream life. He has had a transformative experience, from growing up in Kuala Lumpur with humble beginnings, to becoming a Cambridge scholar as well as one of the key opinion leaders for fainting in the international medical community.
Link to podcast: Boon Lim
Join me in discussing the art of living in areas of the world with gross inequalities in terms of health care and access to resources. How can people there live longer, healthier lives in the face of such inequality compared to the western world?
Link to podcast: Healthcare Inequalities
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