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Conversation about Graphic Medicine with Ian Williams & Muna Al-Jawad (13 April, 4-5pm BST)

Join us as we continue Season Three of Conversations about Arts, Humanities and Health with:

Dr Ian Williams & Dr Muna Al-Jawad on Wednesday 13 April at 4:00pm – 5:00pm BST (online).

Co-hosts Ian Sabroe and Dieter Declercq will talk with Ian and Muna about graphic medicine and explore the intersection between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. We’ll also delve into influences on graphic medicine from the wider field of medical/health humanities – including education theory, postcolonial theory and queer theory.

Dr Ian Williams is a comics artist, writer and doctor who lives in Brighton. His graphic novel, The Bad Doctor, was published in 2014 and followed up in 2019 by The Lady Doctor. Both were critically acclaimed and he is working on his third, for the same publishers, provisionally entitled The Sick Doctor, which will be published in 2022.  He named the area of study called Graphic Medicine, building the eponymous website in 2007, which he currently co-edits. He is Founder of the not-for-profit Graphic Medicine International Collective and co-author of the Eisner-nominated Graphic Medicine Manifesto.
Dr Muna Al-Jawad is a consultant geriatrician and senior lecturer in medical education in Brighton. In 2010 she started drawing comics as part of a masters in clinical education, and her superhero alter-ego “Old Person Whisperer” was born. She uses comics in her practice as a medical teacher and in her research. She does and supervises comics-based research into various areas of practitioner and student experience. You can find some of her work here:

How To Register 

Attendance is free, but please register via EventbriteYou will then receive an email with a link for the webinar.

If you have any questions for Ian and Muna in advance of the event, please do email them to


Conversations about Arts, Humanities and Health is a series of free, online events where scholars, health professionals, and the public discuss how arts and humanities can inform healthcare. For each event, we have a conversation with a leading expert working at the intersection of humanities and health. These conversations are then produced into episodes of our podcast, an ever-growing catalogue of practical knowledge, observations, and candid insights directly from those at the forefront of medical humanities.

Hosted by the University of Kent and with the support of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Conversation about Arts, Humanities and Health events seek to develop meaningful dialogue and connection between humanities and medicine. This project is a joint initiative by Dr Dieter Declercq (University of Kent) and Prof Ian Sabroe (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Sheffield).

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