Scientific research

Did you know?

A growing number of rigorous, peer-reviewed studies conclude that healthcare clowns have a genuine impact on mental and even physical health.

The most thoroughly researched aspect of medical clowning is the positive effect of clowns on children in hospitals, but initial studies have also been done with other target groups. 

A Culture of Learning

Evaluation and learning processes are integrated into all aspects of our work. RED NOSES is dedicated to adopting innovative and joyful methods of evaluation that reflect our values. We are currently working on developing a learning toolkit specifically designed for Healthcare Clowning Organisations, with tools, templates, and guidelines that will be made publically available to help bring the whole sector forward.

Join the Movement

RED NOSES contributes to improving our understanding of healthcare clowning by working together with researchers around the world. We partner with universities, consultancies, and research institutes to conduct studies and evaluations.

Interested in joining our research network? Contact us!


Maggie Rössler, PhD
Head of Research and Evaluation
T: +43 660 208 7770 is supporting us with the free use of their online survey software.