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Research Focus

Aisling McCormick is a PhD research candidate in the drama department under the supervision of Dr Aoife McGrath. Her research focus area is dance and maternal health. she is currently investigating past and present collaborations between artists and maternity health services to ascertain the potential benefit of dance as an intervention to improve maternal health. As a freelance dance artist and creative facilitator, and as a mother of two, she has come to this research role with a practical and personal interest.

Achievements

Aisling McCormick is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from Dublin, based in Belfast. Her choreography has been performed in Samuel Beckett Theatre, Project Arts CentreSmock Alley Theatre and Accidental Theatre. She has extensive experience teaching and facilitating dance and music workshops in many settings, and currently is a key facilitator for the Belfast Movement Choir intergenerational project with Maiden Voyage Dance. For many years she directed the intercultural Discovery Gospel Choir (Dublin), including 3 all-Ireland tours, working with DisneySky TV, and collaborating with artists such as KílaGemma HayesBrendan Graham and Liam O’MaonlaíAisling has a PGCE teaching qualification and experience teaching dance A Level, GCSE and BTEC Level 3 Diploma Performing Arts. In 2019 and 2020 she was awarded two Arts Council NI bursaries to create new dance work. An experienced choral singer and director, Aisling regularly performs with HIVE Improvised Choir and as a freelance singer.

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
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