Paul is Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Health Sciences, Director of the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health, and Co-Director of Nottingham Health Humanities Research Priority Area, University of Nottingham, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS).
As the founding father of the new, global and rapidly developing field of health humanities, Professor Crawford leads various research in applying the arts and humanities to inform and transform healthcare, health and wellbeing. He is currently Principal Investigator for three projects funded by the Arts Humanities Research Council: Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery (£1,203,198), Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020 (£677,065), Dementia Arts and Wellbeing Network (£24,215) and CI for MARCH an ESRC/UKRI £1.25m Mental Health Network + to advance arts assets for people with mental health challenges. Professor Crawford has written over 120 publications including Health Humanities (2010) and Companion for Health Humanities (Routledge, forthcoming 2019).
Lelia is Professor of Communications in the School of Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. As the former Director of CREATEC, an interdisciplinary research centre, Lelia has been the first Chief Investigator on ten successful Australian Research Council grants: four Discovery grants and six Linkage grants.
In addition to her expertise on children’s use of digital media, her research focuses on communities that are marginalised or challenged through policy, social or geographical positioning, and technological developments. She has authored or co-authored over 160 publications and have a strong global network of partnerships. She is the author of Technoculture (Allen & Unwin 2002) and The Internet (Berg 2010). Lelia is also involved in two EC-funded international research projects: EU Kids Online (since 2006) and Health Narratives (since 2013).
David is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Media & Public Affairs at George Washington University. He teaches and conducts research on strategic political communication in the digital age, with a particular focus on the use of technology within political organizations.
He is the award-winning author of The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy (Oxford University Press, 2016). His work has been published in a wide range of academic journals, and has also appeared in The Nation, Nonprofit Quarterly, The American Prospect, and WIRED magazine.