First-ever Deputy Editor appointed to the International Journal of Art Therapy

We are delighted to introduce Dr Zoe Moula as Deputy Editor to the International Journey of Art Therapy (IJAT), stepping up from her role as Early Career Researcher Editor.

Zoe is a researcher investigating the impact of arts therapies for children’s mental health and wellbeing, especially as a tool for prevention of mental health difficulties in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas.

We asked Zoe to tell us about her vision and goals for the new role of Deputy Editor.

‘In my new role as Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy (IJAT), I am committed to contributing to the timely peer-reviewing and publishing of high-quality research, practice and theory of art therapy.

Through the articles published by IJAT, I hope that we will gradually build the evidence and understanding of the effectiveness of art therapy across the life spectrum, starting from the very early years until the end of life, as well as the evidence on exploring the mechanisms of change occurring during the art therapy practice. 

My commitment is also to focus on the appropriate reporting of art therapy services and interventions, looking for what worked well but also what didn’t work well, so that we can make better-informed decisions in future research and practice. 

In line with IJAT’s new aims and scopes, co-designed practice, research and publications are also of particular interest, and we hope to include service user and lived experience perspectives in all aspects of the journal’s work. 

Finally, I envisage that IJAT will play a significant role in the development of future art therapy theories, research, policy and practice, which would benefit not only service users and art therapists, but also mental health and allied health professionals, educators and members of the public.Dr Zoe Moula 

To see everyone on the IJAT Board please click here


How to get involved with IJAT 

Keep up to date with the latest art therapy articles published in IJAT by setting up email alerts here.

Follow IJAT on Twitter @IJATInscape.

Join in with the conversation using the hashtag #IJATInscape. We’d love to hear which papers have influenced your practice or research.

Become an IJAT Peer Reviewer by booking on training here.

Submit a paper using the IJAT templates for research and practice papers here.

IJAT is published by BAAT and Taylor & Francis.