Mr Toby Chanter

Mr Toby Chanter

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



·   PhD Candidate - Digital Arts Practice and Medical Humanities (2017-present)

·   Student Representative for Post Graduate Research - Faculty of Arts & Humanities (2017- 2018)

·   Based between i-Dat and the School of Humanities and Performing Arts


·   MA Medical Anthropology -  School of Oriental and African Studies (2015) 
·   BSc Oriental Medical Studies -  University of Westminster (2011)
·   BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy - University of the West of England (2008)

Professional membership

·   Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

·   Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

·   British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)

·   Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)

·   Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine (SOMM)



Research interests

·   Practice as Research
·   Digital Arts
·   Immersive and Interactive Installation
·   Sensory Studies
·   Post-humanism / New Materialism / Critical Epistemologies
·   Knowledge Production & Qualitative Methodologies in Medicine
·   Anthropology of Medical Practices

Grants & contracts

·   Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) / National Productivity and Investment Fund (NPIF) 3-year Stipendiary Doctoral Research Funding, 2017 - 2020.

·   Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Student Development Fund. £640 awarded to attend POSTHUMAN KNOWLEDGE(S) conference, Utrecht University, Netherlands, August 2019.



Other academic activities

 Conference Papers

·   “Immateriality in The Clinic: Legitimising Arts Practice in the Production of Medical Knowledge”. 

Presented at Association of Medical Humanities Annual Conference: Material Medicine: Objects, Bodies and the Haptic, 26 – 28 June 2019, University of Plymouth.

·   “The Corporeal Envelope: Immersion and Digitally Mediated Embodiment”. 

Presented at Performance. Experience. Presence Conference, 26- 27 October 2018, University of Plymouth.

·   “Auto-Ethnography: The Role of Patient Narrative and The Challenges of Qualitative Methodologies in Medical Research”. 

Presented at Methodological Innovations Annual Conference: Contemporary, Collaborative and Creative Approaches to Research Questions, 25 May 2017, University of Plymouth.


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