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Russell Hogarth
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Russell Hogarth: Honorary Fellow & Community Engagement Ambassador University of Central Lancashire, Philanthropist & Social entrepreneur Co-founder & Chair Creative Communities Group.   

Russell co-founded the Pan-University Creative Communities Group in 2012 along with a number of his colleagues including, Prof Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Deputy Vice Chancellor Derby University and Stephen Sloss Chief Executive Salvere and formerly Director of Social Services, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. Stephen is an entrepreneur in social enterprise, social care and health

He was recently awarded a fellowship by the National Forum for Health and well-being [NFHW] This award was presented to him by the vice president of the Royal College of Pathology at an event held at the University of Central Lancashire

He’s area of special interest and experience is community engagement in higher education. Along with his knowledge of mental health, social care and policy-making is now recognised and well respected both nationally and internationally. His voluntary work in this area has resulted in him being invited to both the House of Commons and House of Lords. Russell has advised and been published with the Chief Social Worker for Adults Department of Health London

Russell is an active campaigner for social inclusion and equality. He chaired the 2012 Equality and Diversity conference for the University of Central Lancashire and is current a member of the UCLan E&D conference committee

Along with his fellow CCG members he helps to organise the international 1 billion rising community event to highlight violence against women and children

Russell has led on a number of highly successful community involvement initiatives including the One in Four mental health Film Festival and the World Health organisation Mental Health day community event [the one in four is now the largest community led university film festival in the UK]

He’s an executive committee member with the National Forum for health and well-being and helps organise the NFHW Health Mela’s held annually throughout the year across Lancashire and Yorkshire

Russell is also a director of the design in mental health network, 4Hub 360 and Creativity Works Preston

He's a non-executive member for Holistic Dreams and Fingerprints

Russell is a patron and supports a number of social enterprises including, P.A.N.D.A [children with brain injuries and learning difficulties] and Change the Conversation [dedicated to helping people, organisations and communities work collaboratively]

Russell is a service user representative for the College of Social work, Skills for Care, The disability partnership board and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

He is actively involved in health and social care research and has been published on a number of occasions.

In higher education Russell is a public engagement ambassador for the national coordinating centre for public engagement [Bristol] and is a social entrepreneur mentor for UNLtd

His area of special interest is in the use of narrative, media and creative teaching techniques as a pathway to inclusion and accessible education.

The book that he has co-edited ‘Creative Education, Teaching and Learning’ featuring a number of chapters by creative communities group members is published by Macmillan's Palgrave and will be available late summer 2015


University of Central Lancashire

GreenBank 266 Creative Communities Group  Preston PR1 2HE Lancashire UK

Tel:01772 894707

Tel/Text: 07940455714

Email: Russ.Hogarth@gmail.com

Twitter: @RussHogarth

Russell Hogarth