Christine Dunford

    Email Address: cdunfo1@uic.edu
    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Theatre and Music
    Title: Associate Chair
    Office: L010 Phone: 312-413-7642
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Research interests include connections between creative performance, memory and well-being. Specifically, I co-founded a program called the Memory Ensemble that use performance activities and improvisation to improve quality of life for people with memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 3

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Qualifications include some experience with qualitative research (e.g. interview, participant observation). Student must be detail oriented and self-directed.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Student will research/write a literature review of related work conducted in the fields of theatre, performance studies. etc. In addition, student might transcribe recordings of Memory Ensemble sessions. Student may need to complete IRB training.

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