Dr Catherine Baker's interdisciplinary research is located within the genre of Arts and Science Collaboration. Her PhD investigated the role of eye movements within the act of drawing and interpreting landscape. In more recent years her focus has shifted towards clinical science working directly the patients whose condition or illness is hidden with its true impact only revealed by diagnostic imaging process that are able to 'look under the skin'. Her current projects centre on the relationship between phenomenology and illness considering the lived-body experience as opposed to the more naturalistic view of the dysfunction of the biological body. The team working with Baker includes a surgeon, psychologist, human geographer and horticulturalist, together they are exploring physiognomic perception and the embodied subject in the environing natural world of objects through digital arts with young patients and their families.
Birmingham School of Art
Birmingham City University