Talk by Melanie Hani – founder of Healing Education Animation Research Therapy

We would like to invite you to a talk by Melanie Hani, founder of Healing Education Animation Research Therapy (HEART). The talk will be taking place on Wednesday 7th December at 1.15pm, in EE1057 with a Q&A session afterwards.

Melanie Hani’s research investigates the effectiveness of the Animation process as a therapeutic, remedial and educational device for service users from statutory (health, education, social care, probationary services) and voluntary sector organisations, in particular with vulnerable, marginalised and socially excluded groups. Her work spanning 20 years has resulted in the development of a practical working model; The Good Heart Model (GHM).

Melanie’s work has been celebrated by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace for making a ‘significant contribution to local and national life’. She has won the NHS Innovation Award, and received a commendation by the Duke of Gloucester for her work with the bereaved and by Baroness Morris of Yardley for using animation to help children excluded from mainstream education. She has been awarded a Community Fellowship Award for working with children who are bereaved.

Melanie has been a mentor for professionals working in participatory practice (Artworks) and has worked for such organisations as: the BBC, Redpath Productions, Tailwind Productions, Techniquest, Wrexham Arts Agency, Concept for Living. She is founder of HEART (Healing Education Animation Research Therapy), a member of the Animation Academy, ASIFA (Association Internationale du Film d’Animation) and the SAS (Society for Animation Studies).

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