Cultural Value & Public Policy

The following publications belong to the Cultural Value and Public Policy research strand led by Dr. Kerry Wilson. Kerry has been an academic researcher in the fields of library and information studies, cultural policy and arts management since 2003.

The broad aim of the Cultural Value and Public Policy research strand is to consider the relationships between cultural work, professionalism and cultural value, with the focus of work within this strand predominantly on the cross-sector instrumental value of arts and culture in relation to public policy priorities.


Kerry Wilson and Gayle Whelan (2016) Evaluation of the Pilot House of Memories Train the Trainer Programme. Liverpool: National Museums Liverpool.

Kerry Wilson (2016) Empathy, Professionalism and Cultural Connections. Journal of Heritage Interpretation, 21 (1), 24-26.


Kerry Wilson (2015) The Political Value of Museums in Dementia Care. In: Robertson, H. The Caring Museum: New Models of Engagement with Ageing. Edinburgh: Museums Etc. 411-435.

Kerry Wilson  (2015)  The Art of Social Prescribing: Informing Policy on Creative Interventions in Mental Health Care.  A summary research paper prepared for The Art of Social Prescribing conference. Liverpool: ICC.


Kerry Wilson and Gayle Whelan  (2014)  An Evaluation of House of Memories Dementia Training Programme: Midlands Model.  Liverpool: National Museums Liverpool.

Kerry Wilson, Tamsin Cox, Paul Kyprianou and Kate Rodenhurst (2014) Evaluation of Arts Council England’s Libraries Development Initiative. Liverpool: ICC.

Kerry Wilson (2014) Communities of Practice as a framework for understanding the professional impact of collaborative cultural work. Liverpool: ICC.


Kerry Wilson and Lauren Grindrod  (2013)  An Evaluation of House of Memories Dementia Training Programme: Northern Model.  Liverpool: National Museums Liverpool.


Kerry Wilson and Dave O’Brien  (2012)  It’s not the Winning … Reconsidering the Cultural City. Liverpool: ICC.

Briony Birdi, Kerry Wilson and Sami Mansoor (2012) What we Should Strive for is Britishness: An attitudinal investigation of ethnic diversity and the public library. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 44 (2), 118-128.


Kerry Wilson (2011) Social Policy, Belief and Responsibility in the Arts: Comparing experiences of cultural leaders in Australia and the UK. Liverpool: ICC.

Kerry Wilson and Andrew Goodwin  (2011)  Continuing Professional Development in Liverpool City Region’s Arts and Cultural Sector: Exploring needs, engagement and the role of Higher Education. Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University.



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