Denis Roche is an artist and composer with a strong record in socially-engaged contemporary arts practice. He has worked extensively making art in clinical environments where he devised an art intervention that reduced levels of anxiety and depression amongst patients undergoing treatment for Leukaemia.
He has developed research strategies for Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Health Charity and successfully initiated collaborations between the Royal College of Art, Imperial College School of Medicine, Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing and the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.
His expertise lies in creating unifying concepts for art programmes, negotiating with state and semi-state bodies including Health Authorities and Local Government, fundraising and negotiating terms and contracts.
His research interest lies at the intersection of art and cognitive science and he has published on contemporary arts practice, artificial intelligence and the ethics of robot assisted care of the elderly.
His work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Smithsonian Institute, Washington by special request of the Under Secretary for Health, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the National Naval Medical Hospital, MD, Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Thursday Club, Goldsmiths College, London. His music compositions were featured in a collaboration with the National Ballet of China and a number of film productions.
St.James Hospital,Dublin, Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, University College Hospital London, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Imperial War Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum,