Joy Paton

Dr Joy Paton is an artist, academic and art therapy researcher/practitioner. She is currently a Senior Research Associate in the School of Social Science and Psychology at Western Sydney University where she is working on projects with peak body service providers investigating mental health recovery through arts-based methodologies. Joy is enthusiastic about the role of art and nature in personal and collective wellbeing. She has curated a number of exhibitions related to these themes and to issues of social and environmental justice. Joy is also an Honorary Associate in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney where her latest research focuses on problems of poverty and development in the Asia Pacific region. Her co-authored chapter on this topic will appear in the forthcoming book Ethical lssues in Poverty Alleviation (Springer). Amongst other publications, Joy is the author of Seeking Sustainability (Routledge) and co-author of Market Society (Cambridge University Press).

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