Creative workshop for eczema: understanding how adult eczema affects lives
Eczema affects 10% of adults. Despite this, and although eczema is visible, there is limited public awareness of the existence of eczema in adults or its effects on the individual.
Writer and Professor of Fine Art, Maria Fusco, will lead a free workshop inviting you to share your experiences of living with adult eczema and your perceptions of the long-term health and social outcomes through writing. Stories from the workshop will drive the content for a theatre production about eczema, expanding on the play ECZEMA! commissioned by National Theatre Wales, written and directed by Maria Fusco, who herself has eczema.
This free workshop is open to adults with eczema, adults who have lived closely with family members who have adult eczema, and the research community and clinicians to attend. A small contribution for your time, reimbursement of reasonable local travel costs and refreshments will be provided to workshop participants.
Led by Professor Sinéad Langan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), this project will engage adults to understand why adult eczema remains an “invisible visible” disease and how people perceive the impact of eczema on health and social outcomes in the long-term. This public engagement project is funded by the Wellcome Trust, as part of a Research Enrichment – Public Engagement grant held by Professor Langan, connected to her research using linked electronic health data to improve eczema diagnosis and outcomes.
This event will not be livestreamed.