Alexandra Coulter has been director of Arts & Health South West (AHSW) since 2010. She has been working in arts and health since 1998 and was the arts co-ordinator at Dorset County Hospital for 15 years.
AHSW is a regional networking, advocacy and support organisation with over 2000 members. AHSW delivered the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in June 2017, which was attended by more than 400 delegates and speakers from 23 countries. AHSW is the lead organisation for the new Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance – an Arts Council Sector Support Organisation that will launch in April 2018.
Alex provides the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance and she project-managed a two-year Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The inquiry report 'Creative Health' was launched in Parliament in July 2017.