The Institute of Public Health (IPH) is hosting a public webinar on 28 September to launch two new reports on ‘Arts and Creativity in Later Life’:

  • Arts and Creativity in Later Life: Implications for Health and Wellbeing in Older Adults
  • A review of economic evaluation methodologies for the assessment of arts and creativity interventions for improving health and wellbeing in older adults

There is an increasing focus on the role of the arts in improving population health and wellbeing throughout the life-course. IPH have recently completed a review of more than 70 international studies investigating the potential health and wellbeing benefits in older age of dancing, music and singing, visual and creative arts, and drama and theatre and will share the results at this webinar.

In undertaking this work IPH identified a knowledge gap in the economic impact of arts and creativity interventions on health and wellbeing in older adults. As a result IPH commissioned a second report by Clinical Costing Solutions to review the current evidence base and assess the range of economic evaluation methodologies and these results will also be shared at this webinar.


  • Laura McQuade, Evaluations & Interventions Officer – Public Health & Ageing at the Institute of Public Health
  • Dr Grainne Crealey, Director at Clinical Costing Solutions
  • Professor Ciaran O’Neill, Associate at Clinical Costing Solutions
  • Dr Nils Fietje, Technical Officer, Behavioural and Cultural Insights Unit at WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • Professor Roger O’Sullivan, Director of Ageing Research & Development at the Institute of Public Health

Date: Tuesday 28 September 2021
Time: 11am -12.30pm
Register here


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