Lucinda Jarrett is artistic director of Rosetta Life. She founded the organisation in 1997 in order to challenge our contemporary representation of illness and to enable people who are facing death to participate more fully in cultural life. Lucinda read English Literature and Theatre at Edinburgh University and then studied the semiotics of dance at the University of Paris VIII under Helene Cixous. She worked in television for five years where she worked as associate television producer for French, American and British broadcasters, before founding Rosetta Life. She is a published writer and poet, has a strong track record of delivering theatre within healthcare settings, and has worked with independent dancers and is a founder member of the Living Body alliance, a network of movement practitioners working in End of Life Care. She is currently holder of a Wellcome Trust Clore Leadership Fellowship exploring arts as a tool for advocacy and public engagement.