Dr Louise Younie


As a General Practitioner and Clinical Senior Lecturer I have been developing the field of creative enquiry in undergraduate medical education for over a decade, with an MSc and EdD in the field. The arts have been found an excellent vehicle for dialogue, reflection and engagement with lived experience, potentially facilitating transformative learning, practitioner development and human flourishing.

Last 2 years presentations and workshops:

Dr Louise Younie, Younie, L. The Encounter – Creative enquiry into clinical relationships and practices (invited), PRIME Annual Conference, 2019

Younie, L. ‘Enlarging human understanding through the arts’ (invited) MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health, 2019

Younie, L. ‘What can we learn with and through the arts?’ Workshop. SAPC, 2018

Younie, L. ‘Vulnerability, resilience and the arts’ (Invited) PRIME Annual Conference, 2018

Williamson, C., Scott, C., Gibbons, N., Thatcher, C., Pawsey, K., Younie, L. ‘How Can Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP) Support People to Improve their Mental Health?’ English Shared Futures, Newcastle, 2017

Training Programme Director Symposium East Midlands, 2017 (invited) ‘What can we and our Trainees learn from the arts?’

Younie, L. ‘Arts-based inquiry, fostering resilience?’ Culture, Health and Wellbeing International conference, Bristol, 2017

Younie, L. ‘Resilience’. (Invited) PRIME Annual Conference, 2017


YOUNIE, L. IN PRESS. Vulnerability, Resilience and the Arts. Cambridge Scholars. In: J. PATTERSON

(ed.) Body Talk: whose language?

YOUNIE, L. IN PRESS. For everything there is a season… Oxford University Press

YOUNIE, L. 2017. Beginner’s mind. London J Prim Care (Abingdon), 9, 83–85.

YOUNIE, L. 2016. Vulnerable leadership. London J Prim Care (Abingdon), 8, 37-38.

YOUNIE, L. 2014. Arts-based inquiry and a clinician educator’s journey of discovery. In: C.L.MCLEAN (ed.) Creative Arts in Humane Medicine. Edmonton: Brush Education Inc.

YOUNIE, L. 2013. Introducing arts-based inquiry into medical education: ‘Exploring the Creative Arts in Health and Illness’. In: MCINTOSH, P. & WARREN, D. (eds.) Creativity in the Classroom: Case Studies in Using the Arts in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Bristol: Intellect Publishers.

YOUNIE, M. L. A. 2013. Art in Medical Education: Practice and Dialogue. In: V. BATES, BLEAKLEY, A. & GOODMAN, S. (eds.) Medicine, Health and the Arts; Approaches to the Medical Humanities. Abingdon,New York,: Routledge.

THOMPSON, T., LAMONT-ROBINSON, C. & YOUNIE, L. 2010. ‘Compulsory creativity’: rationales, recipes, and results in the placement of mandatory creative endeavour in a medical undergraduate curriculum. Medical Education Online [Online]. Available: http://www.med-ed-online.net/index.php/meo/article/view/5394

YOUNIE, L. 2009. Developing narrative competence in medical students. Medical Humanities, 35, 54.

A small selection of student creative-reflective work from medical students has been collated into a book available online http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/892992.