Dr Tricia King is a researcher in creative arts health projects for wellbeing focusing on creative engagement with older people through photographic and creative practices.
Utilising lens-based techniques such as photo voice, photo-elicitation, documentary and collaborative photography, Tricia develops collaborative participant driven projects anchored in ethically focused research methods and underpinned by friendship and reciprocity. Her work predominantly focuses on older people living in aged care and people living with dementia to explore their lived experience, enhance well-being and help develop programs to assist with greater socialisation and communication. Her current work involves interdisciplinary collaborations with health professionals to develop methods of creative projects to increase creativity, movement, socialisation and wellbeing and explorations of photographic practices with people living with dementia.
Tricia’s creative practice explores interdisciplinary place-based projects which investigate how remote embodied experiences of natural environments can facilitate ecological empathy, cultural knowledge and connection to place.