Research project

Your Brain Explained

Project overview

Theatre for Life’s project is for children and young people living in poverty who have little support with their healthcare, mental health, and lifestyle choices. During free workshops, young people will use drama and science activities (Escape Your Brain escape room developed in partnership with LifeLab) to understand how their brain works and how lifestyle choices could impact their future health. They will also meet people living with dementia and their carers to understand how people can live well with dementia.

Using these findings, 5 young actors aged between 18-25 will create a piece of theatre that will tour 6 schools in socially deprived areas of Southampton and Portsmouth.


Other researchers

Dr Kath Woods-Townsend

Principal Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Scientific Literacy
  • Health Literacy
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Professor Roxi Carare

Head of School

Research interests

  • Causes and new therapeutic strategies for dementias and other neurodegenerative diseases
  • New early diagnostic measures in dementia based on biomarkers from the nose
  • Drug delivery to the brain
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Research outputs