Anna Woolf FRSA is London Arts and Health’s CEO. Anna has lived experience of birth trauma and has worked with UCH maternity (2018) Tea and Toast: Poems for New Mums, Maternal Journal Maternal Journal (2021) and The Mum Poem Press (2021) Songs of Love and Strength exploring this topic. Anna is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Royal Society of Public Health. She is a trustee for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society which was founded by her own Mother who has RA, 21 years ago as a patient-led charity, supporting people living with Arthritis.
Anna is also currently doing a part-time PhD at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and her project is in collaboration with young people who are experiencing invisible chronic illness. As well as being a freelance lecturer at RCSSD teaching undergraduates applied theatre and performing health, Anna also freelanced as a theatre practitioner and has worked with a range of organisations, such as Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, Box Clever Theatre, Talawa Theatre, Peer Productions and C&T Theatre to name but a few.
At London Arts and Health, Anna has driven content and ideas around cultural social prescribing, practitioner care and networking with key stakeholders in Creative Health across London. Anna authored the Cultural Social Prescribing Myth Buster, co-chairs the London Action on Creative Health stakeholder group and runs initiatives such as the Digital Sandpit for LAH.