Cultural Assets & Social Value

The following publications belong to the Cultural Assets & Social Value research strand led by Gayle Whelan. Gayle joined the ICC in March 2014 from the Applied Health and Wellbeing Partnership at the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. She has been active in public health research for seven years, evaluating organisations and projects delivering both cultural and health benefits to the wider community.

As a social impact analyst, Gayle has used Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology in a number of projects, including a two-year project mapping community assets on the Wirral which used social value methodology to understand the impacts of assets on mental health and wellbeing. Gayle is currently engaged with a number of research projects. Publications from these projects will appear here as they become available.


Gayle Whelan  (2015)  Towards a Model of Asset-based Cultural Prescribing. Presentation delivered on 27 November 2015 for Breaking Into the Temples of Culture: Exploring Arts, Health and Wellbeing Initiatives in the Community, a symposium organised by the Institute for Public Policy & Professional Practice.

Hannah Timpson and Gayle Whelan (2015)  Exploring Community Assets. Presentation delivered to the North West Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Steering Group.

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