Alex Coulter


Alex Coulter has been Director of the National Centre for Creative Health since it launched in 2021. She was Director of Arts & Health South West (AHSW) from 2010 until the organisation closed in 2024. In that role she provided the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG) and project managed the APPG’s two-year inquiry which led to the publication of the Creative Health report in 2017. AHSW delivered three Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conferences and along with colleagues in the field helped set up the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) and the Lived Experience Network (LENs). The NCCH works closely with CHWA and the LENs.

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Hannah Waterson

Research and Policy Manager

Hannah joined NCCH as Research and Policy Manager in 2022. 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 joined NCCH as General Manager (part-time) in 2020. 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.

Alexis worked part-time for a regional arts and health charity until 2024, and she continues to support creative health work in the South West as a volunteer Champion for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA). 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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