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Listen to Michael's keynote speech and download the presentation slides.
Michael’s research explores applied theatre and performance work in a range of social contexts. He is currently lead investigator on Future Stories, a collaboration between UNSW, Griffith Film School and Queensland Children’s Health which explores the social benefits co-designing participatory virtual reality (VR) experiences with children in hospitals. He has received numerous competitive national grants for projects including theatre and performance-based work in prisons, creative approaches to supporting the mental health of returning servicemen from Iraq and Afghanistan, and arts-based work with newly arrived refugee communities. Michael’s work with play-based approaches to working with people with mid to late stage dementia won a Creative Partnerships Award. He was also the recipient of the Arts and Health Leadership Award in 2017.Further information on Michael Balfour can be found here.
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