Paul Camic chair of the Arts, Health and Wellbeing SIG

Chair of the Arts and Health Special Interest Group, Paul Camic is professor of psychology and research director in the Department of Applied Psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University and a consultant clinical health psychologist.

He took his undergraduate degree at Clark University, near Boston, in social geography, masters at Tufts University (Boston) in psychology, PhD at Loyola University (psychology) and completed his clinical training and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. 

He has published over 60 articles in the areas of health psychology, community psychology, particularly focusing on non-clinical public health interventions, and in the area of arts and health. Paul is founding co-executive editor of Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.


RSPH has made important contributions over a number of years in supporting the development of the arts and health field in the UK.

This group helps to further establish RSPH's role of in helping to support research, evidence-based practice and policy development in this vibrant field, and is supported by a steering group.

Aims of the group

  • Sharing current research and best practice
  • Organising conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Influencing government policy as a professional body  

This Special Interest Group is open to all RSPH members with an interest in the contribution the creative arts can make to health and wellbeing.

Members of this Special Interest Group you can access it in the member area.

If you have any questions, please email Meghan.