Hometown: Oxford, England
Education: BA (Hons) Theology and Religious Studies, University of Cambridge. MLitt Theology, Imagination and the Arts, ITIA, University of St Andrews
Ewan is a doctoral student at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA) in St Andrews, under the supervision of George Corbett (ITIA) and John Swinton (University of Aberdeen). He is researching ways of using popular artworks (novels, films and television series) to design new forms of emotional, psychological and spiritual care for cancer patients.
This involves using fictional narratives, characters and imagery to reflect and reframe patients’ experiences of living with cancer, helping them to understand and articulate the affect of cancer on their lives. Ewan is developing the impact of his research through an ongoing collaboration with the Maggie’s cancer care charity.
Ewan has also published articles in the fields of Literature and Theology, Medical Humanities, Narrative Medicine and Television Studies. He is interested in developing interdisciplinary approaches to studying the intersections between spirituality, disease and trauma, and popular culture.
As a keen singer, Ewan is involved in various ways in the excellent St Andrews music scene. In his spare time, he also enjoys long walks with his fiancé Karlee, cooking and eating good food, reading, and playing football. Ewan is associate editor at the ITIA online journal Transpositions and a member of the Transept artists’ group.