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Karrie Marshall 

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'A Creative Toolkit for Communication in Dementia Care' Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2015) shows a variety of ways to support people's mental, physical, spiritual and social wellbeing through cfreative participation.



'Puppetry in Dementia Care: connecting through creativity and joy' Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2013) is a book about creative and uplifting ways of connecting with people when words, memory or relationships are affected by dementia. 


Some Articles


'Puppetry and the Art of Therapeutic Connection in Dementia Care'; for UNIMA International 'the use of puppets in education, development and therapy Oct 2019


'Life stories, intellectual disability, cultural heritage and ethics: dilemmas in researching and (re)presenting accounts from the Scottish Highlands. K. Marshall & Dr. E. K. Tilley ; Ethics and Social Welfare Journal vol 7 issue 4 (2013)





International Talks about applied arts in health care: 

Gothenburg, Sweden  2019
Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan 2018
Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2016

UK Talks about person centred approaches and arts in health:

Being Outdoors for Mental and Physical Health; for Social Crofting, Gaining Ground, Morayshire 2019

Creativity, Community and Dementia Care in Rural Areas of Highlands (Scotland) and Kyushu (Japan) for Rural Mental Health Conference; Centre for Health Science ; Aug 2019

Creative community arts to support belonging; for UK/Japan inclusive network exploring intellectual disability and belonging. Open University, Milton Keynes 2019

The ART of gathering and presenting stories. Open University, Milton Keynes 2017

Creative Community Practice; UK Dementia Congress, Brighton 2016

Film ‘Beyond Accepted Limitations’: International Teaching Artist Conf Edinburgh 2016

Why History? A paper about creativity and belonging.  Open University, Milton Keynes 2016


Healthy brains, creativity & learning, Safe Seniors, Rogart, Sutherland 2016


Healthy brains, creativity & learning; Adult Learning Conference, UHI, Inverness

We told each other secrets when the lights went out – stories from Craig Phadrig and People First Highland’  Open University learning disability research group – Conference, Milton Keynes 2011

Creative pathways to peace – Youth Parliament, Isle of skye  2015


Creativity In Dementia Care – Generations Working Together, Livingston 2014   


Creativity in care settings – The care inspectorate,  Dundee  2013                 

Puppetry in health care settings’ K. Marshall, Hands On – Symposium on applied puppetry, The Little Angel Theatre (& CSSD), London 2011

‘Connecting Through Stories – creatively gathering and presenting sensitive stories about life in long-stay hospitals – a personal account ‘ Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability & OU Conference, Perth 2010

The Way It Was- staff stories and stories about staff’ Open University learning disability research group – Conference, Milton Keynes 2009 


Creatiive Learning Cultures 

Positive Dementia Care

BICEPS Model of Connection

Staff Support in Health & Social Care



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I also write commissioned articles related to person centred care, arts in health, creative cultures, dementia care, self-management and social care, applied arts and puppetry, energy work in health care settings.