Dr Gail   Kenning
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Gail Kenning

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Dr Gail Kenning is a researcher and artist working with socially engaged practices, participatory engagement and co-design approaches to understand and support psychosocial wellbeing. With a focus on older people, intergenerational practice and mental health she works with the Art Gallery of New South Wales co-developing the Art and Dementia program and PAUSE a program for carers in Palliative Care. Kenning is currently using EmbodiMap – a VR psychosocial engagement tool – working with War Memorial Hospital and developing VR nature and wellbeing experiences for communities in the Woollahra Municipal Council area. Kenning has developed co-design and psychosocial practices for people with dementia including for advanced stages (as acknowledged by Alzheimer’s Society UK) that involve participatory workshops, storytelling, and creative making. arts-based discussion and use of Visual Matrix (Kenning, 2022, Froggett, Manley, & Roy, 2015). She engages in a range of qualitative and psychosocial methods and phenomenological/deep listening analysis approaches and has advised on how qualitative data can inform the development of clinical trials involving social and creative engagements (Kenning, G., Ee, N., Xu, Y., Luu, B. L., Ward, S. A., Goldwater, M. B., . . . Peters, R. (2021). Intergenerational Practice in the Community—What Does the Community Think? Social Sciences, 10(10). doi:10.3390/socsci10100374). Gail was part of the development team on the award winning The Visit—a immersive exploration of the lived experience of dementia— and published in Dementia  and The Big Anxiety: Taking Care of Mental Health in Times of Crisis onits use of verbatim approaches to understand lived experience and it how it cultivates empathy (Kenning, Bennett, & Kuchelmeister, 2022; Papadopoulos et al., 2021). She is secretary of the Arts Health Network NSW and ACT (AHNNA) and has affiliations with NeuRA UNSW, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Eindhoven University and University of Technology Sydney.

Phone
02 8936 0598
Location
Art and Design Block F
  • Books | 2020
    Brankaert R; Kenning G, 2020, HCI and Design in the Context of Dementia, Brankaert R; Kenning G, (ed.), Springer
    Books | 2018
    Treadaway C; Fennell J; Prytherch D; Kenning G; Prior A; Walters A; Taylor A, 2018, Compassionate design: How to design for advanced dementia – A toolkit for designers, Cardiff Metropolitan Press, Cardiff
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V, 2022, 'The Visit: A collaborative confabulation', in Bennett J (ed.), The Big Anxiety: Taking Care of Mental Health in Times of Crisis, Bloomsbury Academic, London & New York, pp. 80 - 89, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/big-anxiety-9781350297791/
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Kenning G, 2022, 'Arts engagement: Experiences to support wellbeing and inform understanding of lived experience', in Crawford P (ed.), Encyclopaedia of health humanities
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Kenning G, 2021, 'Project-based Participatory Practice and Research: Reflections on Being ‘in the Field’', in Vear C (ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of Practice-Based Research, Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group, London, https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-of-Practice-Based-Research/Vear/p/book/9780367341435
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 95 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70293-9_8
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Kenning G; Brankaert R, 2020, 'Framing in Context', in Brankaert R; Kenning G (ed.), Human–Computer Interaction Series, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32835-1_1
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Brankaert R; Kenning G, 2020, 'Where from and Where Next?—HCI and Design in the Context of Dementia', in Brankaert R; Kenning G (ed.), Human–Computer Interaction Series, Springer International Publishing, pp. 349 - 355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32835-1_22
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Kenning G, 2020, 'Reciprocal Design', in Brankaert R; Kenning G (ed.), Human–Computer Interaction Series, Springer International Publishing, pp. 17 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32835-1_2
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Kenning G, 2020, 'Connecting with and through art', in Mateus-Berr R; Gruber LV (ed.), Arts & Dementia. Interdisciplinary Perspectives, De Gruyter Edition Angewandte, Vienna, pp. 326 - 339
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Kenning G; Ilsar A; Brankaert R; Evans M, 2019, 'Improvisation and Reciprocal Design: Soundplay for Dementia', in Dementia Lab 2019 : making design work : engaging with dementia in context : 4th Conference, D-Lab 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, October 21-22, 2019, Proceedings, Springer International Publishing, pp. 82 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33540-3_8
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Kenning G, 2019, 'Crafting wellbeing: Using digital technologies to support co-designed lace-making processes', in Toeters M (ed.), Unfolding Fashion Tech Pioneers of Bright Futures, Onomatopee, Netherlands, pp. 86 - 90
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Treadaway C; Fennell J; Prytherch D; Kenning G; Walters A, 2019, 'Designing for well-being in late stage dementia.', in Coles R; Costa S; Watson S (ed.), Pathways to Well-Being in Design Examples from the Arts, Humanities and the Built Environment, Routledge, London
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Kenning G; Law J, 2018, 'Knitting and crochet as experiment: Exploring social and material practices of computation and craft', in Luckman S; Thomas N (ed.), Craft Economies, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 187-197 - 187-197
  • Edited Books | 2018
    Griffith S; Carruthers K; Bliemel M, (eds.), 2018, Visual tools for developing student capacity for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship, Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign Illinois, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-117-1/CGP
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Ilsar A; Kenning G; Trolland S; Frame C, 2022, 'Inclusive improvisation: exploring the line between listening and playing music', ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS)
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kenning G; Visser M, 2021, 'Evaluating quality of life and wellbeing at the intersection of dementia care and creative engagement', Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301221997309
    Journal articles | 2021
    Peters R; Ee N; Ward SA; Kenning G; Radford K; Goldwater M; Dodge HH; Lewis E; Xu Y; Kudrna G; Hamilton M; Peters J; Anstey KJ; Lautenschlager NT; Fitzgerald A; Rockwood K, 2021, 'Intergenerational Programmes bringing together community dwelling non-familial older adults and children: A Systematic Review', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 94, pp. 104356 - 104356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2021.104356
    Journal articles | 2021
    Haan MD; Brankaert R; Kenning G; Lu Y, 2021, 'Creating a Social Learning Environment for and by Older Adults in the Use and Adoption of Smartphone Technology to Age in Place', Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.568822
    Journal articles | 2021
    Papadopoulos C; Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'A visit with Viv: Empathising with a digital human character embodying the lived experiences of dementia', Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, vol. 20, pp. 2462 - 2477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301221998888
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kenning G; Ee N; Xu Y; Luu BL; Ward SA; Goldwater MB; Lewis E; Radford K; Anstey KJ; Lautenschlager NT; Fitzgerald JA; Rockwood K; Peters R, 2021, 'Intergenerational Practice in the Community—What Does the Community Think?', Social Sciences, vol. 10, pp. 374 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci10100374
    Journal articles | 2020
    Houben M; Brankaert R; Kenning G; Eggen B; Bongers I, 2020, 'The perspectives of professional caregivers on implementing audio-based technology in residential dementia care', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176333
    Journal articles | 2019
    Treadaway C; Fennell J; Taylor A; Kenning G, 2019, 'Designing for playfulness through compassion: design for advanced dementia', Design for Health, vol. 3, pp. 27 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24735132.2019.1593295
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bennett J; Froggett L; Kenning G; Manley J; Muller L, 2019, 'Memory Loss and Scenic Experience: An Arts Based Investigation', Forum: Qualitative Social Research/Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-20.1.3126
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kenning G, 2019, 'Chronic health: if not us then who? A review of an exhibition exploring the assistive, speculative, provocative and challenging role of design for health — Embassy of Health, Dutch Design Week', Design for Health, vol. 3, pp. 162 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24735132.2019.1592357
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kenning G, 2018, 'Reciprocal design: inclusive design approaches for people with late stage dementia', Design for Health, vol. 2, pp. 142 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24735132.2018.1453638
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kenning G; Treadaway C, 2018, 'Designing for dementia: Iterative grief and transitional objects', Design Issues, vol. 34, pp. 42 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/DESI_a_00475
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kenning G; Treadaway C, 2017, 'Conversations at the edge of play: media, communication and cultural intersections with dementia', Continuum, vol. 31, pp. 868 - 880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2017.1370075
    Journal articles | 2016
    Treadaway C; Kenning G, 2016, 'Sensor e-Textiles: person centered co-design for people with late stage dementia', Working with Older People, vol. 20, pp. 76 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/WWOP-09-2015-0022
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kenning G, 2016, 'Arts Festival of Dementia a First for Australia', Australian Journal of Dementia Care, pp. 30 - 30
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kenning G, 2015, 'Creative craft-based textile activity in the age of digital systems and practices', Leonardo - Oxford the Cambridge MA (online), vol. 48, pp. 450 - 456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_00907
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kenning G, 2015, '‘Fiddling with threads’: Craft-­‐based textile activities and positive well-­‐being', Textiles: Journal of Cloth and Culture, vol. 13, pp. 50 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175183515x14235680035304
    Journal articles | 2015
    Killick J; Kenning G, 2015, 'Hand i Pockets: Creativity, playfulness and fun', Journal of Dementia Care, vol. 23, pp. 25 - 27
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kenning G, 2015, 'Fellowships, Residencies and Resonances: A Self-Interview', Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 6, http://median.newmediacaucus.org/the_aesthetics_of_erasure/fellowships-residencies-and-resonances-a-self-interview/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Killick J; Kenning G, 2015, 'Hand i pockets; playfulness, fun and dementia', Australian Journal of Dementia Care, vol. 4, pp. 9 - 11
    Journal articles | 2014
    Macnamara J; Kenning G, 2014, 'E-electioneering 2007-2013: Trends in online political campaigns over three elections', Media International Australia, vol. 152, pp. 57 - 74, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000342036600006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2011
    Macnamara J; Kenning G, 2011, 'E-electioneering 2010: Trends in social media use in Australian political communication', Media International Australia, vol. 139, pp. 7 - 22
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Houben M; Brankaert R; Dhaeze E; Kenning G; Bongers I; Eggen B, 2022, 'Enriching Everyday Lived Experiences in Dementia Care', in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Virtual, presented at TEI, Virtual, 13 February 2022 - 16 February 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3490149.3501326
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Jumisko-Pyykkö, S; Kenning G, 2022, 'In Sync! Design for Social Connection', in HCI International 2022, Springer, Virtual, presented at HCI International 2022, Virtual, 26 June 2022 - 01 July 2022, https://2022.hci.international/
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Houben M; Brankaert R; Kenning G; Bongers I; Eggen B, 2022, 'Designing for Everyday Sounds at Home with People with Dementia and their Partners', in CHI2022, ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) CHI (Computer Human Interaction), New Orelans and Virtual, presented at CHI2022, New Orelans and Virtual, 30 April 2022 - 05 May 2022
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Houben M; Berlo MV; Kenning G; Brankaert R, 2022, 'Soundscapes for Storytelling and Meaningful Activity in Dementia Care', in DRS2022, Design Research Society, Bilbao, presented at Design Research Society 2022, Bilbao, 25 June 2022 - 03 July 2022
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Papadopoulos C; Neidorf M, 2021, The Visit, at: http://www.aspera.org.au/research/sightlines/sightlines-journal-2021/
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopoulos C, 2021, 'The Visit', in 14th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, Tallinn, presented at 14th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, Tallinn, 07 December 2021 - 10 December 2021, https://icids2021.ardin.online/art-exhibition
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Papadopoulos C; Neidorf M, 2021, 'The Visit - TO BE DELETED - duplicate', in 14th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, Tallinn, presented at 14th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, Tallinn, 07 December 2021 - 10 December 2021, https://icids2021.ardin.online/art-exhibition
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2021
    Kenning G; Gulotta D, 2021, Together Art and Dementia: Arts engagement for people with lived experience of dementia, Art Gallery New South Wales, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, Published: 01 June 2021, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0CrOWozLHQ;%20www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/channel/clip/683/
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021, Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver, Canada/Online only, presented at Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver, Canada/Online only, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021, https://www.ecuad.ca/events/dementia-lab-conference
    Conference Papers | 2021
    de Groot W; Kenning G; van den Hoven E; Eggen B, 2021, 'Exploring how a multi sensory media album can support dementia care staff', in Dementia Lab, Vancouver (virtual), presented at Dementia Lab, Vancouver (virtual), 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70293-9_4
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Houben M; van Engen V; Kenning G; Brankaert R, 2021, 'Smile: Capturing and sharing personal photos to stimulate social relations and support self identity in dementia', in Brankaert R; Rayber C; Houben M; Malcolm P; Hannon J (eds.), Design For Inclusion, Springer, Vancouver (Virtual), pp. 1 - 113, presented at Dementia lab, Vancouver (Virtual), 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70293-9_7
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Gitau L, 2021, 'A virtual visual matrix focussing on the visit', presented at Dementia Lab 2021, Vancouver online, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021
    Conference Posters | 2021
    Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V, 2021, 'Collaborative approaches in the development of digital companions to support people living with dementia', Virtual, presented at Australian Dementia Forum 2021, Virtual, 31 May 2021 - 01 June 2021
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, EmbodiMap VR, Ongoing experimental development, not a specific exhibition, 01 March 2021 - 31 March 2021, medium: Virtual Reality, at: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/5315851651819402/
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Kenning G; Bennett J, 2021, 'The transformative potential of arts–based methodologies: The Visit', presented at Hope and Empathy in Uncertain Times Symposium, Virtual, 28 October 2021 - 29 October 2021, https://bit.ly/2ZwUZr2
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Houben M; Brankaert R; Bakker S; Kenning G; Bongers I; Eggen B, 2020, 'The Role of Everyday Sounds in Advanced Dementia Care', in CHI '20: Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Association for Computing MachineryNew YorkNY United States, Hawaii (online), presented at CHI: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Hawaii (online), 27 April 2020 - 01 May 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376577
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Ilsar A; Kenning G, 2020, 'Inclusive improvisation through sound and movement mapping: From DMI to ADMI', in ASSETS 2020 - 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ACM, presented at ASSETS '20: The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3373625.3416988
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopoulos C, 2020, 'The Visit: An immersive experience engaging with the lived experience of dementia', in Australian Dementia Forum Abstracts, Adelaide, presented at Australian Dementia Forum 2020, Adelaide, 31 May 2020 - 02 June 2020
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Kenning G; Bennett J, 2020, 'The Visit', presented at Engaging Dementia 12th International Dementia Conference, Dublin, Ireland/Virtual, 02 November 2020 - 03 November 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopoulos C, 2020, 'The Visit VR. Understanding the experience of living with dementia', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Hodge J; Foley S; Brankaert R; Kenning G; Lazar A; Boger J; Morrissey K, 2020, 'Relational, Flexible, Everyday: Learning from Ethics in Dementia Research.', in Bernhaupt R; Mueller FF; Verweij D; Andres J; McGrenere J; Cockburn A; Avellino I; Goguey A; Bjøn P; Zhao S; Samson BP; Kocielnik R (eds.), Proc SIGCHI Conf Hum Factor Comput Syst, ACM, United States, pp. 1 - 16, United States, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376627
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Dean R; Neidorf M, 2020, 'The Visit (Abstract IEEE VR 2020)', in IEEE VR 2020, Atlanta, presented at 27th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Atlanta, 22 March 2020 - 26 March 2020, http://ieeevr.org/2020/
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Kenning G; Bennett J; White F, 2020, 'Age discourse and the transformative potential of arts engagement', in AAG Conference Abstracts, Online, presented at Australian Association of Gerontology 53rd Conference, Online, 10 November 2020 - 20 November 2020, https://aag.eventsair.com/2020-aag-conference/
    Reports | 2020
    Kenning G; White F, 2020, These Walls Could Talk: Visual matrix to extend engagement for older people, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2020, 'EmbodiMap VR. Extending body-mapping into the third dimension.', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020, http://ismar20.org/demonstrations/
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Gitau L; Burgess S, 2020, 'EmbodiMap VR. A tangible and immersive body-mapping experience.', in Frameless Journal, Vol.3, Rochester NY, presented at Frameless Symposium, Rochester NY, 19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020, https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2020, 'The Visit VR. An immersive experience to counteract stigma about dementia.', in Frameless Symposium, Rochester, NY, presented at Frameless Symposium, Rochester, NY, 19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020, https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Kenning G; Bennett J, 2020, 'The Visit: using arts-based immersive approaches to explore the lived experiences of dementia', in AAG Abstract, Online, presented at Australian Association of Gerontology 53rd Conference, Online, 10 November 2020 - 20 November 2020, https://aag.eventsair.com/2020-aag-conference/
    Conference Presentations | 2020
    Kenning G, 2020, 'Together Art and Dementia: Connecting with and through Art', presented at Demedarts Symposium, Austria - Virtual, 19 November 2020 - 19 November 2020
    Reports | 2020
    Kenning G, 2020, WEVE It feels like home: Understanding the needs of older people, University New South Wales, Sydney
    Reports | 2020
    Kenning G, 2020, Connecting with and through art: Arts engagement for liveable communities, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Houben M; Brankaert R; Bakker S; Kenning G; Bongers I; Eggen B, 2019, 'Foregrounding everyday sounds in dementia', in DIS 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, pp. 71 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3322276.3322287
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Neidorf M; Dean R; Papadopoulos C, 2019, The Visit, The Big Anxiety - festival of people + arts + science, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 27 September 2019 - 09 November 2019, medium: Immersive Visualisation, Virtual Reality, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Brankaert R; Kenning G; Welsh D; Foley S; Hodge J; Unbehaun D, 2019, 'Intersections in HCI, design and dementia: Inclusivity in participatory approaches', in DIS 2019 Companion - Companion Publication of the 2019 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, pp. 357 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3301019.3319997
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Bennett J; Ginnivan N; Kuchelmeister V; McKinnon A; Neidorf M; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Dean R, 2019, Course of Empathy, The Empathy Clinic, Online and UNSW Galleries, 27 September 2019 - , medium: Website, at: https://courseofempathy.org/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Kenning G; Pledger D; Mitchell H, 2019, The Visit (VR), The Empathy Clinic, AGNSW, UNSW Galleries, DAX centre, Melbourne, Western Sydney University, IEEE VR conference Atlanta., 27 September 2019 - 09 November 2019, medium: VR, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Kenning G; Colemen W; Bennett J, 2019, WEVE (Woollahra Emotion Visualisation Experience), WEVE: It feels like home, Woollahra Library at Double Bay, Watsons Bay Library, Paddington Library, 05 November 2019 - 08 November 2019, medium: Synchronous multi media screen installation
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Visser M; Kenning G; Parker D, 2019, 'Dementia, social interaction and communication: informing protocols for practice', in 2019 AAG Conference Oral Presentations – Abstracts, Australian Association of gerontology, Sydney, presented at Australian Association of Gerontology, Sydney, 05 November 2019 - 08 November 2019, https://www.aag.asn.au/documents/item/3391
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Kenning G; Ilsar A; Brankaert R; Evans M, 2019, 'Soundplay for wellbeing', in Neidderer K; Ludden G; Cain R; Wolfel C (eds.), International MinD Conference 2019. Dresden, 19.-20.September 2019, TUD Press, Dresden, pp. 69 - 84, presented at International MinD Conference 2019. Dresden, 19.-20.September 2019, Dresden, 19 September 2019 - 20 September 2019, https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa2-366024
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Lazar A; Toombs AL; Morrissey K; Kenning G; Boger J; Brankaert R, 2018, 'HCIxdementia workshop: Engaging people living with dementia', in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3170613
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Kenning G; Treadaway C; Fennell J; Prytherch D, 2018, 'Evaluation or ‘anecdote’? Understanding the impact of design', in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, presented at Design 4 Health, Sheffield, 04 September 2018 - 06 September 2018
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Fennell J; Treadaway C; Kenning G, 2017, 'Design for Dementia: Making Spaces for Uncertainty', in Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017;, Melbourne, presented at Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017;, Melbourne, 04 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Treadaway C; Kenning G; Prytherch D; Fennell J, 2016, 'LAUGH: DESIGNING TO ENHANCE POSITIVE EMOTION FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA', in Proceedings - D and E 2016: 10th International Conference on Design and Emotion - Celebration and Contemplation, Design and Emotion, Amsterdam, pp. 37 - 44, presented at Design and Emotion, Amsterdam, 27 September 2016 - 30 May 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Treadaway C; Prytherch D; Kenning G; Fennell J, 2016, 'In the moment: designing for late stage dementia', in In the moment: designing for late stage dementia, Design and Research Society, Brighton UK, presented at Design and Research Society, Brighton UK, 27 June 2016 - 30 June 2016
    Reports | 2016
    Kenning G, 2016, Making It Together: Person-centred making fror engagement and fun, Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of New South Wales
    Reports | 2016
    Kenning G, 2016, Evaluation of Arts Access Programs for Dementia, Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Creative Written Works | 2015
    Kenning G, 2015, Arachne's Muse, Muse, Archipelago Press
    Creative Written Works | 2015
    Kenning G, 2015, Penelope's Muse, Muse, Archipelago Press
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Kenning G, 2015, 'Art, affect and ageing: creativity Vs deficit', in ISEA 2015, International Symposium Electronic Arts, Vancouver, presented at International Symposium Electronic Arts, Vancouver, 14 August 2015 - 18 August 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Treadaway C; Kenning G; Coleman S, 2015, 'Sensor e-Textiles: Designing for persons with late stage dementia', in Christer K (ed.), Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference of Design4Health, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield UK, presented at Design4Health 2015 European Conference, Sheffield UK, 13 July 2015 - 16 July 2015, http://research.shu.ac.uk/design4health
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Treadaway C; Kenning G, 2015, 'Designing Sensory E-Textiles for Dementia', in Chakrabarti A; Tauru T; Nagai Y (eds.), Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Design Creativity, The Design Society, UK, pp. 235 - 242, presented at The Third International Conference on Design Creativity, Bangalore, India, 12 January 2015 - 14 January 2015, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/36126/designing_sensory_e-textiles_for_dementia
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Treadaway C; Kenning G; Coleman S, 2014, 'Designing for positive emotion: Ludic artefacts to support wellbeing for people with dementia', in Echavarria MM (ed.), Colours of Care: Design and emotion, Universidad de Los Andes, Columbia, pp. 545 - 551, presented at 9th Design and Emotion Conference, Bogota, Columbia, 06 October 2014 - 10 October 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Kenning G, 2014, 'Evolving physical pattern forms: A collaborative science approach', in Edmonds E; Brown P; Burraston D (eds.), Generative Arts Practices, Creativity and cognition studios, Sydney, presented at Generative Arts Practice, Sydney, 05 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
    Other | 2011
    Ward L (ed.), 2011, Evolutionary lace, Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Powerhouse Museum Sydney
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2011
    Kenning G, 2011, Evolutionary Lace, Make Lace Not War: LoveLace, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Editor(s): Ward L, Published: 30 July 2011, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://powerhhousemuseum.com/lovelace
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Kenning G, 2009, 'Crochet Lace as Expressions of Digital Culture', in Svenson A (ed.), Textiles as expressions of Culture, Textiles as Cultural Expressions: 11th Textiles Society of America Symposium, Hawaii, US, presented at Textiles as Cultural Expressions: 11th Textiles Society of America Symposium, Hawaii, US, 25 September 2009 - 27 September 2009
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Kenning G, 2008, 'Exploring evolutionary possibiltiesfor digital doilies', in Soddu C (ed.), Generative Art 2008, Domus Argenia, Milan, Milan, 16 December 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Kenning G, 2008, 'Exploring Evolutionary developments for Digital Dollies', in XI Generative ARt International Conference, Domus Argenia, Milan, Italy, presented at XI Generative ARt International Conference, Milan, Italy, 16 December 2008 - 18 December 2008, http://www.generativeart.com/
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Kenning G, 2005, 'Evolving physical pattern forms: A collaborative art science approach', in Generative Arts Practice, Creativity and Cognition studios Press, Sydney, presented at Engage: Interaction, Art and Experience, Univeristy of Technology, Sydney
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2005
    Kenning G, 2005, Pattern as Process, Pattern as process, 24Hr Art; Darwin

  • 2021
    • ADA Faculty Seed funding, UNSW. A co-design approach to addressing fear of falling and related activity avoidance in older adults
    • Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding, UNSW. A co-design approach to addressing fear of falling and related activity avoidance in older adults working with War Memorial Hospital
    • Woollahra Municipal Council. Immersive Experience of Nature: bringing the outside in
  • 2019 Ageing Futures Institute Seed Funding, UNSW. Extending the visual matrix: Using inclusive psychosocial engagement and qualitative data generation and evaluation to understand optimal ageing 
  • 2016 - 2019 Led or directly involved in gaining almost $250,000 in research funding in the past 5–6 years for her own research work (not including major collaborations and consortiums) including:
    • Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) ;
    • New South Wales Government, Department of Family and Community Services ‘Liveable Communities’ grant 
    • The Whiddon Group, NSW, Australia ‘Making It Together’ ;
    • Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney;
  • 2015 - 2019 Engaged as a researcher on a major internationally funded projects including:
    • International Co-Investigator on a £500,000 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project in the UK led by Professor Cathy Treadaway from Cardiff Metropolitan University (2015–18);
    • Senior Researcher on projects funded by the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) [Netherlands Organisation for Scientific research] working with Professor Elise van den Hoven, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) (2018–19);
  • 2018 Contributed to successful research grant applications including a €250,000 ZonMW grant awarded to University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e);

2021          

             Lead CI A co-design approach to addressing fear of falling and related activity avoidance in older adults funded ADA, UNSW (Gail Kenning, Volker Kuchelmeister, Prof, Kim Delbare - Advisor Scientia Professor J Bennett) partnering with War Memorial Hospital; 

Lead CI working with fEEL team DTV (Dementai TV) – developing screen-based digital human companions. partnering with New Horizons ;  

 Lead CI A co-design approach to addressing fear of falling and related activity avoidance in older adults funded Ageing Futures Institute, UNSW (Gail Kenning, Volker Kuchelmeister, Prof, Kim Delbare - Advisor Scientia Professor J Bennett) partnering with War Memorial Hospital; ;working with War Memorial Hospital

2020   

Co- CI   Co-CI Immersive media explorations of the felt experience of emotions in the body. fEEL (felt Experience and Empathy Lab), University of New South Wales (as part of Scientia Professor Jill Bennett ARC Laureate); 

Co- CI Intergenerational Integrate Project. Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), University of New South Wales (as part of Dr Ruth Peters, Ageing Futures Institute Awards)

2019   

Chief Investigator (CI), It feels like home, Woollahra Municipal Council – Community engagement with mature citizens to understand their concerns and anxieties in relation to ageing;

CI Extending the visual matrix: Using inclusive psychosocial engagement and qualitative data generation and evaluation to understand optimal ageing (Gail Kenning, Fiona White, Natasha Ginnivan, et al.), Ageing Futures Institute, UNSW; 

Co-CI, Empathetic Care Spaces: Retrofitting Care Environments to Promote Social Connection, Meaningful Engagement, and Support Wellbeing for People Living with Dementia with Associate Professor Nimish Biloria, UTS ( funded by Leigh Place, Sydney);

CI, Creativity in aged care, connection, engagement and environment, Leigh Place, Sydney;

CI, PAUSE: Engaging with Art and Creating a Time and Space for Self-care, Palliative Care NSW;

Co-CI Phenomenological and Embodied Experience Associated with Ageing in Older Adults, fEEL (felt Experience and Empathy Lab), University of New South Wales; Co-CI Course of Empathy, Empathy App, fEEL (felt Experience and Empathy Lab), University of New South Wales

2018   

CI, Soundplay for Wellbeing, University of Technology Sydney; 

CI, Arts Access Program for Liveable Communities in partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW;

2017   

Co-CI, ABC analysis of diversity in content, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC);

2016   

Co-CI, (International) LAUGH: Ludic Artefacts Using Haptics and Gesture –  £500,000 funded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project with Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales;

            CI, Making It Together, design research on creativity and craft for ageing and dementia in suburban and regional Australia;

CI, Evaluation of Art Gallery NSW Art Access Program;

Co-CI, Care through co-design, Centre for Contemporary Design Practices, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB), UTS in partnership with Lutheran Services;

Research Associate, Evaluation of the Stoner Sloth Cannabis Awareness Social Media Campaign, Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Government;

2015   

CI,        Person-Centred Activities Coffs Harbour (PACH) research of creativity and craft for ageing and dementia;

2014   

CI,        Hand i Pockets, design research exploring maker practices in participatory design for people living with dementia;
Research team member, Sensory E-Textiles, collaborative design research project with Prof Cathy Treadaway, Cardiff Metropolitan University;
Research team member, Dementia aprons, collaborative design research project with Prof Cathy Treadaway, Cardiff Metropolitan University;
Research assistant (RA), Generally Accepted Practices (GAP) Study of public relations – international industry sponsored report;
RA, Which Media Set the News Agenda: Mass Media or/and Social Media? Industry report for Isentia;

2013   

CI,       Crafting Wellbeing investigating craft activities and digital media technologies for health and wellbeing, focussing on ageing and dementia;

In my work I engage with a range of project patterns including Art Gallery New South Wales, War Memorial Hospital, Leigh Place aged Care, New Horizons Aged Care, Woollahra Municipal Council and councils and aged care facilities across the greater Sydney area.