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.

Alexandra Coulter

Hannah Waterson

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]