Books and chapters:

  • 2023. Squawk: A Book of Bird Adventures, Pegasus: Vanguard Press.
  • 2023. ‘Mad Art Makes Sense’ (chapter) in Lewis, B. The Mad Studies Reader, New York: Routledge.
  • 2021. ‘Art, creativity and eating disorders’ in The practical handbook of eating disorders, PCCS Books.
  • 2017 (2014). Making Sense: Art Practice and Transformative Therapeutics. London: Bloomsbury. New edition.
  • ‘Together at the limit: Jean-Luc Nancy, art and community’ in Nancy and Visual Culture. Edinburgh University Press.
  • 2014. Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Visual Art(author, co-editor with Ian Buchanan). London: Bloomsbury.
  • ‘Classe Relais: On therapy as a technique of the self’in Making Sense 3: On Beauty, Creativity and Healing. Peter Lang USA.
  • 2013 Making Sense 2: Merging Theory and Practice(author, co-editor). Oxford: Peter Lang.
  • 2011Making Sense 1: For an Effective Aesthetics (author, co-editor) Oxford: Peter Lang.

Recent academic papers:

  • 2023. Downs, J., Ayton, A., Collins, L. et al. Untreatable or unable to treat? Creating more effective and accessible treatment for long-standing and severe eating disorders, The Lancet Psychiatry 10, 2 (2023): 146-154 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(22)00400-X.
  • 2022. Ibrahim, A., Ryan, S., Viljoen, D., L. Collins et al. Integrated enhanced cognitive behavioural (I-CBTE) therapy significantly improves effectiveness of inpatient treatment of anorexia nervosa in real life settings. J Eat Disord 10, 98 (2022). Doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-022-00620-y.
  • 2022. Collins, L., Burton, A., Ringrose, J., & McKinlay, A. R. (2022, April 25). ‘Arts-Based Groups for Women who have experienced Gender-Based Violence and Abuse: A Scoping Review’. doi: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/fs23c.  
  • 2021. B Schwarz J, Bärkås A, Blease C, Collins L.,Hägglund M, Markham S, Hochwarter S: ‘Sharing Clinical Notes and Electronic Health Records With People Affected by Mental Health Conditions: Scoping Review’ JMIR Ment Health2021;8(12):e34170  doi: 10.2196/34170

Publications for The British Medical Journal:

Publications for The Guardian:

Publications for The Independent:

  • 10/07/22. ‘How I channelled my hallucinations into creating children’s stories’, (Indy Voices). https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/psychosis-brain-injury-hallucinations-creativity-b2119887.html2/09/19. ‘Through Thick and Thin’, (eating disorders + obesity crisis, Long Read, Independent Premium).
  • 1/04/19. ‘How one woman’s mission to help indigenous Indians backfired into post-empire soul-searching’, (Long Read, Indy Minds).
  • 25/02/19. ‘Now I have this thing called life’: How art, family and my dog helped me overcome anorexia’, (Long Read, Indy Minds).
  • 21/12/06 ‘David Smith, Sculptures’, review of ‘David Smith, Sculptures’, Tate Modern.
  • 22/07/06 ‘Passion’, preview of Festival at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
  • 10/06/06 ‘Howard Hodgkin’, preview of this retrospective at Tate Britain.
  • 10/06/06 ‘Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture’, preview of this exhibition at ‘The Lighthouse’, Glasgow.

Publications for The Southwark News (the Art Criticism column):

  • 06/11/08 ‘Rothko blockbuster at Tate Modern’, review of ‘Rothko’, Tate Modern.
  • 25/09/08 ‘Sizzling bacon’, review of ‘Francis Bacon’, Tate Britain.
  • 22/01/08 ‘There’s a Crack in the Tate’, review of ‘Louise Bourgeois’, Tate Modern.
  • 26/07/07 ‘The film of Dalí’, Review of ‘Dalí and Film’, Tate Modern.
  • 22/07/07 ‘Blind Light at The Hayward’, review of ‘Antony Gormley; Blind Light’, Hayward Gallery.
  • 22/03/07 ‘The Dirty World of Gilbert & George’, review of ‘Gilbert and George: Major Exhibition’, Tate Modern.
  • 01/03/07 ‘Treasure trove from nothing’, review of ‘John Armleder: About Nothing’, South London Gallery.
  • 24/01/07 ‘Protest lost at Tate Britain’, review of ‘State Britain’, Tate Britain.
  • 12/10/06 ‘Steamroller Flattens Turner Prize’, review of Turner Prize, Tate Britain.
  • 28/09/06 ‘Building Blocks’, review of ‘Martin Blake; Constructed Paintings’, Sassoon Gallery.
  • 28/09/06 ‘A damn good Hood in the Wood!’, review of ‘Hood in the Wood’, Unicorn Theatre.
  • 14/09/06 ‘Improve the world in 60 years’, review of ‘How to Improve the World’, Hayward Gallery.
  • 10/08/06 ‘This is why We Love Peckham’, review of ‘I Love Peckham’ festival, Peckham.
  • 10/08/06 ‘Oz has a buzz’, review of ‘Oz’, Unicorn Theatre.
  • 04/08/06 ‘I love Peckham, do you?’, preview of ‘I Love Peckham’ Festival, Peckham.
  • 26/07/06 ‘Passion for paint’, review of ‘Passion for paint’, National Gallery.
  • 21/07/06 ‘Love and death blown up’, review of Bill Viola, Haunch of Venison.
  • 21/07/06 ‘Is this how contemporary artists party?’, review of Pierre Huyghe, Albert Oehlen, Whitechapel.
  • 20/07/06 ‘Celebration or hangover?’, review of ‘Pierre Huyghe, Celebration Park’, Tate Modern.
  • 06/06/06 ‘Kandinsky’s colourful Spirit’, review of ‘Kandinsky: The Path to Abstraction’, Tate Modern.
  • 06/06/06 ‘Queasy colours’, review of Howard Hoddgkin, Tate Britain.
  • 22/06/06 ‘A rich Rembrandt’, review of ‘Rembrandt & Co, Dealing in Masterpieces’, Dulwich Picture Gallery.
  • 15/06/06 ‘Holding life in your hands’, review of Graeme Miller, Dilston Grove.
  • 15/06/06 ‘Visions of Nature’, review of Suran Derges, Purdy Hicks Gallery.
  • 08/06/06 ‘Constable: The Great Landscapes’, review of ‘Constable: The Great Landscapes’, Tate Britain.
  • 02/06/06 ‘Another new world?’, review of ‘Modernism, Designing a New World’ at Victoria and Albert Museum.
  • 02/06/06 ‘A play for pirates!’, review of ‘Treasure Island’, Unicorn Theatre.
  • 01/06/06 ‘Do you want to go around the world?’, review of ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ at South London Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Art.
  • 24/05/06 ‘Irish Visions’, review of ‘Other Visions’, Purdy Hicks Gallery.
  • 24/05/06 ‘Artists show us inside art’, review of ‘Inside/Outside’ from ‘Artists Show Art’.
  • 18/05/06 ‘Undercover Surrealism’, review of ‘Undercover Surrealism’, Hayward Gallery.
  • 12/05/06 ‘Artists Show Art’, preview of ‘Inside/Outside’ from Artists Show Art.
  • 11/05/06 ‘Temporal Moments at the Cafe Gallery’ Review of Kabir Hussain’s ‘Temporal Moments’.
  • 5/05/06 ‘Outside is in!’, review of ‘Inner Worlds Outside’, Whitechapel Gallery.
  • 27/04/06 ‘Is this the New World?’, review of ‘Albers and Moholy-Nagy…the new world’, Tate Modern.
  • 21/04/06 ‘The London Group in Southwark’, review of the London Group Festival.
  • 4/04/06 ‘Cooltan Arts: A Safe Place’, review of Cooltan Arts Exhibition and Gallery.
  • 06/04/06 ‘A Portrait of Everything?’, review of Nigel Cooke, South London Gallery.
  • 30/03/06 ‘Nature Studies’, review of Neeta Madahar, Purdy Hicks Gallery.
  • 30/03/06 ‘Dissecting the natural world’, review of Zoe Benbow, Café Gallery.
  • 23/3/06 ‘Go Play Antarctica!’, review of Play Antarctica, Unicorn Theatre.
  • 24/02/06 ‘The Seduction of Destruction’, review of Gothic Nightmares, Tate Britain.
  • 16/02/06 ‘The Art of Light’, review of Dan Flavin, Hayward Gallery.
  • 16/02/06 ‘Gallipoli’, review of Tony Linforth-Hall, Gallery 33,
  • 09/02/06 ‘Where’s the well?’, rview of Daniel Roth, South London Gallery.

Published poetry:

  • June 2020. ‘The Bluebells’ Lockdown’ in Poems For a Pandemic. London: Harper Collins. (Best selling anthology)
  • June 2020. Featured in Elliot’s Face magazine, Jesus College, Cambridge.
  • April 2019. ‘Chromopathos’, in Arts and Letters, Issue 1, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2019-20. Being Sedated, anthology of poems being prepared, publication forthcoming.
  • Autumn 2015. ‘Tricks of the Mind’, in Battersea Review.
  • February 2015. “Dull’ in The Dull
  • February 2013. ‘And I quote’, in Inky Needles.
  • May 2013. ‘JEu du coeur’, in Squeaky Wheels.

Selected other articles:

  • 11/22. Royal Society for Public Health, Arts, Health and Wellbeing, ‘Lorna Collins: advocating lived experience in arts and health’.
  • 2019. ‘Stigma and eating disorders, theory and practice’, for Mental Elf​​​​​​​.
  • 10/21. ‘Art and mental health on Instagram’, Mental Elf, 01/10/21.
  • 05/21. Royal Society for Public Health, article on “Creative Lives”. 
  • 01/21. ‘Mood changes during art workshops: what can they teach us?’, Mental Elf, 14/01/21.
  • 10/20. ‘Recovery narratives by young people with mental health difficulties’, Mental Elf, 14/10/20.
  • 2020. ‘Arts-Based Methods in Refugee Research: Creating Sanctuary’, Arts & Health 12 (3): 278-280. 
  • 2019. ‘Stigma and eating disorders, theory and practice’, Mental Elf​​​​​​​, 20/12/19.
  • 2019. ‘Playing for Time Theatre Company: Perspectives from the Prison’, Arts & Health 12(2): 194–195.
  • ‘Mulvey, patriarchy and gender: expression and disruption in visual art’ in New Review of Film and Television Studies,15, 4. Special Issue on Laura Mulvey.
  • 05/11 ‘The Department of Wrong Answers’ in A-N magazine.
  • 07/10 ‘Making Restorative Sense with Deleuzian Morality, Art Brut and the Schizophrenic’ in Deleuze Studies, Edinburgh University Press.July 2010, Vol. 4, No. 2: pp. 234-255.
  • 01/10 ‘The Wild Being of Louise Bourgeois: Merleau-Ponty in the Flesh’ in Romance Studies 28 No. 1, pp.47-56.
  • 01/09 ‘Animated’ review of show at Wysing Arts Centre, for A-Nmagazine.
  • 07/08 ‘Sensations spill a Deluge over the Figure’ in DeleuzeStudies, Edinburgh University Press.

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