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Fri 9th November to Sat 10th November
Collaborative Approaches to Music and Wellbeing Research

School of Music
University of Leeds

9-10 November 2018

The recent All-Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry on Arts, Health and Wellbeing highlights that ‘the arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived’ and ‘can help meet major challenges facing health and social care: ageing, long-term conditions, loneliness and mental health’. As the recent increase in research activity in the general area of music, health and wellbeing demonstrates, music has a vital role to play within this process and this two-day conference aims to explore the diverse ways in which researchers and practitioners work together to enhance our understanding and practice around music in health and therapeutic contexts.

Proposals for papers are invited on any topic relating to collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research, including (but not restricted to) practical matters, critical appraisals, educational, psychological and theoretical perspectives. The conference will also include a poster display. Contributions are welcome from researchers at all levels and are especially encouraged from postgraduate students and researchers early in their careers. Please send abstracts for papers (200 words) and posters (100 words) via email to Dr Freya Bailes/Dr Karen Burland, School of Music, University of Leeds ( by 5th March 2018.

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