Andy Fletcher

After studying music at Newcastle University, Andy went on to do a PhD, ‘a realist evaluation of participatory music interventions for wellbeing’, cementing his interest in arts and health – and mental health in particular. This led to a postdoctoral role at Durham University on the ERC-funded ‘Knowledge for Use’ project, which blended health-related case studies with philosophical research. Collaborating with world-class experts across disciplines was something of a ‘baptism of fire’ but it unearthed deeper interests in objectivity, evidence and epistemic justice. From January 2022, Andy will take up an ethnographer role on ‘Healthy Working Lives’ at King’s College London. Here, he will work again with an interdisciplinary team to develop novel embedded methods for understanding the experiences of older care workers. He is especially keen to explore cultural and creative approaches to generating new forms of knowledge, and in developing ways to amalgamate diverse knowledge types to inform policy and practice. More importantly, Andy plays the bass guitar quite badly and has a tabby cat called Winston, who sings.