Vicky is a researcher, educator and clinician in arts psychotherapies with long experience of working with postgraduate students at a Masters and PhD level within health contexts. Her research is wide ranging from systematic reviews and meta-analysis to artistic inquiry. She has recently been awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of Medicine from Riga Stradins University, Latvia for her services in supporting the development of arts psychotherapies in this country. She is widely published in peer reviewed journals, she has authored and edited books in the field and is co-editing the international journal Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy published by Taylor and Francis. She is currently leading The Arts for Wellbeing Research Group based at the Department of Performing Arts, while retains active links with PGMI.