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Fiona Hamilton




Fiona Hamilton

Director of Studies, Tutor and Research Adviser

MA Oxon English Language and Literature

Director Orchard Foundation

Tutor Poetry School

Therapeutic Writing Practitioner


Email: fiona.hamilton@metanoia.ac.uk

Website: www.fionahamilton.org


Telephone: 0208 579 2505




Fiona Hamilton specialises in creative, expressive and reflective writing and devising projects with creative and therapeutic aims. She has extensive group and one-to-one experience of facilitating in the NHS and complementary healthcare, with community groups devising projects to raise awareness and challenge stigma, with young people in schools, and on experimental poetry and drama projects.

She is Arts Lead for the National Centre for Integrative Medicine and at the University of Bristol teaches students who wish to complement clinical studies by exploring concepts of health and their own lives using poetry, movement, humour, conversation and reflective writing. Fiona runs courses and is a mentor with Orchard Foundation. She has published work for theatre, poetry collections, radio pieces, and public art, and during the pandemic a play for live online audiences which explored themes of mind and body and the power of music and dance. Particularly relevant to her CWTP role are published work for the book ‘Medicine, Health, and the Arts’, ‘Words and Thresholds’ in Scriptum Creative Writing Journal, and the books ‘Writing Routes’ and ‘Writing Works’


Institute Roles (as applicable)

  • Director of Studies, Tutor and Research Adviser

    MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes

    Practitioner Certificate in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes


Recent Publications

2019: Structures and Spaces: Poetry of Buildings in Axon: Creative Explorations Vol 9, University of Canberra (article)

2018: Clay Bricks in Cornerstones, book and BBC Radio 3 series, Little Toller Press

2016: Fractures, Gomer Press (poetry)

2016: Stories for Wellbeing in Later Life http://ageofcreativity.tumblr.com

2014: Bite Sized, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (poetry story)

2014: Words and Thresholds: an exploration of writing process and practice, Scriptum Creative Writing Studies, Jyväskylä University, Finland (article)

2014: The Memory of Water, Poetry Please, BBC Radio 4

2013: The Heart of the Matter: Creating Meaning in Health and Medicine through Creative Writing in Medicine, Health and the Arts, Routledge (chapter)

2012: Language, Story and Health in Journal of Holistic Healthcare, BHMA (article)

2012: Writing in a Changing World, Lapidus Journal (article)

2012: Travels with Words, Writing in Education Issue 58 (article)

2010: Beginnings and Endings; Signals, Lines and Reflections in Writing Routes, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (chapters)

2007: Making Pierogi, short story for BBC Radio 4

2006: Creative Writing Activities in Writing Works, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (chapters)

2006: Skinandi, Two Turtles Press (poetry)