Alex Coulter


Alexandra Coulter was appointed Director of the NCCH on 1st April 2021. She continues to be the part-time Director for Arts & Health South West and Project Manager for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG). She managed the APPG's two year inquiry which led to the publication of the Creative Health report in 2017. From 2017-2021she worked on the ten recommendations in Creative Health including the establishment of the NCCH in response to recommendation 1. In her role as Director of Arts & Health South West, she has delivered three Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conferences. CHW21 involved over 500 participants from 30 countries. With colleagues in the field, Alex was instrumental in setting up the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) and the Lived Experience Network (LENs). CHWA, LENs and the NCCH work closely together.

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Hannah Waterson

Research and Policy Manager

Hannah joins the NCCH as Research and Policy Manager. After completing a PhD related to health promotion and policy, she worked in policy research and media roles before returning to the University of Manchester as a lecturer in healthcare sciences, working in research and evaluation on a range of projects related to public health and health inequalities. There she developed an interest in creative health, co-developing and delivering a course on arts and public health. She is excited to be able to promote evidence-based policy and practice around creative health in this new role.

To contact Hannah email research[at]

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Alexis Butt

General Manager

Alexis joins the NCCH as General Manager (part-time). As an arts graduate with over 20 years’ experience working across the arts and cultural sector in the UK and in Asia, Alexis offers a hands-on approach in the smooth running of the NCCH and provides support to the NCCH Director in the day to day management of the organisation.

Enthusiastic and adaptable, Alexis enjoys using her wide range of skills in HR, development, communications, administration, partnership working, and innovative programming, to help develop an organisational culture which supports others in their personal and professional wellbeing.

Alexis also works part-time for a regional arts and health charity, and in her free time she can often be found in her studio painting or creating silver jewellery.

To contact Alexis email info[at]

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