Chloe Bradwell

Chloe Bradwell

Chloé Bradwell is a performing arts practitioner and current AHRC funded (South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership) PhD candidate at the University of Exeter and Aberystwyth University. Her PhD thesis explores the social and cultural value of performing arts with people living with dementia. Chloé aims to challenge discourses and representation of people living with dementia as being a burden to society and explores how the arts intervene in these negative discourses to re-value people living with dementia as individuals with non-typical cognitive function, who can be a social and cultural asset. Chloé has held the positions of activities manager and research associate in care homes and continues working as a freelance artist and consultant in dementia care. In 2017, Chloé was awarded a grant so that she could train with some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field of arts and dementia in the USA and became a certified TimeSlips facilitator. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chloé have been working with Entelechy Arts on a remote creative project which involves her making sensory cards that serve as a starting point for care home residents and staff to co-create stories during the period of lockdown.