Brid Phillips


  • The University of Western Australia (M315), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Bríd Phillips is a Research Fellow on the Good Arts, Good Mental Health project at UWA. She holds a PhD in English and Cultural Studies (UWA 2017), an MA in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (UWA, 2012), and a BA in English and Classics (UWA 2010). She also has an extensive clinical background in emergency nursing. Her research is focused on arts and health, Shakespearean studies with a special interest in the history of emotions, narrative medicine, and health and medical humanities.

Roles and responsibilities

Research Fellow, Centre for Arts, Mental Health and Wellbeing, UWA

Co-founder, The Heart of the Matter Health Humanities project


Research interests

Arts and Health

Shakespearean Studies

History of Emotions

Health Humanities

Medical Humanities



Current projects

  • Good Arts, Good Mental Health
  • The Heart of the Matter
  • Literature in Health and Well-Being
  • Moved/staged readings as an educational tool

Teaching overview

BMED3001: Narrative Medicine for Research, Education and Practice

BMED2001: Humanities in Health and Medicine

IMED5805: Innovation and Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education

ENGL3602: Shakespeare: Page, Stage, Screen

HIST3017: Mysticism, Melancholy, and Madness

ENGL1002: LIterary Classics

ENGL2602: Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies

ENGL2601: Narrative and Culture in Pre-Modern England

HUMA4001: Feeling the Past: Emotions in History


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