Programme Manager for Public and Community Learning, Tate Liverpool
Alison’s role includes managing the Tackling The Blues programme, building upon Tate Liverpool’s 30 years’ experience of delivering socially engaged, and deeply participatory, collaborative practice. She is a strong advocate of utilising creative learning to help tackle health inequalities and social injustice.
Professor Andy Smith
Professor of Sport and Physical Activity
Andy is the research lead for the programme with expertise in research in sport, education and mental health.
Partnership Development and Engagement Manager, Edge Hill University
Emily will focus on developing partnership engagement with schools and education providers to create opportunities for student employability, work experience and enrichment activities. Watch Emily’s introduction video.
Dr Helen O’Keeffe
Associate Dean (Students & External)
Helen is the overall lead for the programme, responsible for the strategic delivery of Tackling the Blues and all associated funding.
Tackling the Blues Coordinator, Everton in the Community
James will help develop the programme’s sports and physical activity strand. James completed his MSc in Sport, Physical Activity and Mental Health at Edge Hill, where he was a lead mentor on Tackling the Blues. Watch James’ introduction video.
Faculty External Relations and Communication Manager, Edge Hill University
Louise is responsible for ensuring effective communications throughout the partnership and promoting the programme as a whole.
Head of Programme Delivery, Tate Liverpool
Louise is responsible for the Exhibitions and Learning Teams and will be acting as the strategic lead on Tackling the Blues on behalf of Tate Liverpool.
Director of Health and Sport, Everton Football Club
Mike leads the Tackling the Blues team at Everton in the Community.