About the team
Guy Noble, has been working in the field of Arts and Health for over 20 years having successfully commissioned and delivered over 70 artist commissions in healthcare and public realm. In 1998 he set up Addenbrooke’s Arts, the arts and health programme at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Since 2005 he has worked as Arts Curator at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and developed the arts programme into one of the country’s flagship arts and health projects today. In this role he has overseen the commissioning of art in 6 major capital hospital projects working with artists such as Dryden Goodwin, Grayson Perry and Peter Blake.
He has previously served as Chair of London Arts and Health Forum and is passionately committed to the role that the arts play in transforming people’s lives for the better. He has published many articles about arts in health and has co-authored a book called Museums, Health and Wellbeing, 2013, Ashgate publishing. He is co-chair of the National Performance Advisory Group: Arts, Heritage and Design in Healthcare.
Laura has worked at UCLH since 2019, where she started as the first Arts and Heritage Apprentice in the NHS. During her time at UCLH she has completed a Cultural Heritage Diploma and is responsible for delivering the award-winning Staff Arts offer, Creative Comfort, an early response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on UCLH staff wellbeing. Laura is part of the first cohort of UCL’s pioneering new postgraduate course, the Creative Health MASc with her dissertation focused on the potential of the arts for improving healthcare staff wellbeing. She is a member of the National Performance Advisory Group: Arts, Heritage and Design in Healthcare.
Prior to working at UCLH, her passion for heritage led to curatorial and visitor engagement roles in the National Trust and at Strawberry Hill House. Laura is passionate about widening access to heritage and has a personal interest in the potential of genealogy as a tool for improving wellbeing.
Kryssie joined the team as Arts Apprentice in June 2022. She studied Fine Art at Manchester School of Art and graduated in 2020. Her interest in arts in healthcare comes from her artistic background and wanting to use her creative skills to improve the wellbeing of others. Prior to working at UCLH, Kryssie worked at Departure Lounge Gallery, assisting with the delivery of a varied arts programme for the local community of Luton. She is a member of the National Performance Advisory Group: Arts, Heritage and Design in Healthcare.