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Current Research Project Requests

Utilising the Memory Bump in Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

Author: Lily Siggs
E-maills7724@my.acm.ac.uk
Institution: Academy of Contemporary Music

This research is being carried out by Lily Siggs as part of a final year undergraduate degree in Music Industry Practice, at the Academy of Contemporary Music. The topic for the dissertation is Utilising the Memory Bump in Music Therapy for Dementia Patients. Participants will be asked to answer a survey which will provide valuable data to answer the question: How can the Memory Bump be Utilised in Music Therapy to Alleviate the Symptoms of Dementia?

Information and consent form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4SMKJMup0gZuVIa-cDnAfFwBrtr8J2jE4nEw3dN93978_EQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Survey:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJNw2knZrnas_KAd_RO5-L2X2vIajhQQwRW25UrBLkTy_7oQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

EXAMINING THE ACCESSIBILITY OF MA MUSIC THERAPY TRAINING IN THE UK FOR ETHNICALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

I am a second-year MA Music Therapy Student at Roehampton University. I am undertaking a research project as part of my studies, and I would like to interview music therapists from African, Caribbean or other origin. Whilst studying the MA course, as a black male of Afro-Caribbean descent, I have been uniquely aware of differences and lack of diversity within the profession of music therapy. This has been one of the driving forces behind my desire to research this area.

The research aims to examine the accessibility of music therapy training for people of ethnically diverse backgrounds. The recent BAMT diversity report showed that less that black people form less than 2% of qualified music therapists in the UK. The interviews will seek to explore which factors may contribute to this, a discussion of participants' own experiences whilst training, and how MA training courses can increase accessibility at the point of entry for people from ethnically diverse communities. Interviews will be conducted 1:1 online.

Please contact me at Lindo@roehampton.ac.uk if you are interested in knowing more.
Thank you.
Daryl Lindo

'THE IMPACT OF MUSIC THERAPY ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR FAMILY CARER'

I am a final year Music Therapy MA student at UWE Bristol, and I am carrying out a research project entitled 'The impact of music therapy on the relationship between a person with dementia and their family carer'.

I would like to interview family carers on their experiences of music therapy, and I am looking for music therapists who work with couples in their homes. If this is something that you do, and you would be happy to talk to me about it, please email me on rebecca2.lunt@live.uwe.ac.uk

Many thanks,

Becky Lunt

"CAN MUSIC HEAL ANY MENTAL ILLNESS, THE DEPRESSION CASE STUDY"

I am a current MA student in Music Management at the University of West London, my graduation will be in September. I am doing my dissertation project about "Can music heal any mental illness, The Depression case study", in that project I am describing my experience with depression and anxiety disorder and I am conflicting that through further research. Furthermore, I would like to interview two music therapists with different methodologies so I can collect data for my final project.

The interview could be through video recording or voice recording, before submitting the project I will submit to you the content that I am about to send to my teacher.

Kind Regards
Georgia Tyrokomaki

Please contact me at giouli_tr@yahoo.gr

Here is my video link from my thesis presentation at my university.
"IS A MUSIC A WAY TO RECOVER FROM DEPRESSION ?"

CONSULTATION EXPLORING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABILITY FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROVISION OF PRE – REGISTRATION AHP PRACTICE PLACEMENTS

My name is Dr Sarah Elliott; I am a Clinical Education Improvement Fellow working in association with Health Education England, Canterbury Christchurch University, Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Council of Deans of Health.

I am inviting you to participate in a consultation exploring the development of a sustainability framework for the provision of pre – registration AHP practice placements. The first stage of this consultation is to scope, collate and categorise themes via this questionnaire relating to the sustainability of practice placement provision which will form the basis of the sustainability framework alongside a literature review.

The link for the questionnaire is:
https://canterbury.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/scoping-questionnaire-for-ahp-practice-placement-sustainab-2
The questionnaire will take 10-15 minutes to complete. Focus groups and consensus methodologies will then be utilised to create the framework.

If you would like to be involved in the focus groups or consensus process, please email Dr Sarah Elliott at sarah.elliott16@nhs.net to express your interest.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this questionnaire. Please share widely with your teams and any relevant colleagues who are interested in the sustainable delivery of AHP practice placements.

SURVEY REGARDING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

I am a student at The Academy of Contemporary Music and i am currently completing my dissertation about the use of drums and percussion within music therapy for children with special needs.

The survey should only take around twenty minutes and I would greatly appreciate all the responses I get.

At the bottom of this email there will be a link to an information sheet and a consent form that go over what the project is in more detail as well as another link to the actual survey

Information sheet and consent form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQBbN8vK0UH9oOT9-1l03vbEBtEsaSVV7rqTJKE8AtZ2v5Sg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Survey:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_AlDMrFSYFrMagoRmoiriW437d8N-W8iE8KN7BY-oEyaA0A/viewform?usp=sf_link

Many thanks
Thomas Spray


EXPLORING RECENTLY QUALIFIED MUSIC THERAPISTS’ EXPERIENCE OF INTUITION DURING MUSIC THERAPY SESSIONS WITH INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS


Author: Kelly Fraser
Email: fraserk2@roehampton.ac.uk
Institution: University of Roehampton

Call for Participants
My name is Kelly Fraser and I am a student on the Music Therapy MA course at the University of Roehampton. I am looking to recruit three recently qualified music therapists with a maximum of 3 years clinical experience to participate in my project. Participants will be practising in the UK and working with a variety of clients in different clinical settings and/or in private practice. Participation involves a single interview of up to one hour long, which will be held virtually via Zoom in July 2021.

Project description
This research project intends to contribute to the small but growing body of research that explores the value and reliability of intuition as a therapeutic tool to support the development of the therapeutic relationship. This is of particular relevance to the relationship building in music therapy, as it oscillates between music and words.

An initial review of the literature has revealed a significant gap in research on the phenomenon in music therapy in the UK.The theme of clinical experience is pertinent in the research findings thusfar and therefore I aim to extend upon the current research by illuminating the experiences of newly qualified music therapists.

Thank you for taking time to read this advertisement. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch as soon as possible.


MUSIC THERAPY AND PSYCHOSIS – WHAT IS THE ROLE OF CULTURE?

My name is Mario Eugster and I am a music therapist with many years of experience working in adult mental health settings. I would like to invite participants in a study exploring the role of culture in music therapy with adults affected by psychosis. This research project is part of my PhD studies at Nordoff Robbins/Goldsmith’s University of London.

What does participation in this study involve?
This is a preliminary and explorative study which aims to survey and gather views and perspectives on the role of culture in music therapy work with people affected by psychosis. The aim of the study is firstly, to find out whether music therapists consider this topic to be of relevance, and secondly to explore what aspects of culture are deemed to be important when music therapists work with adults with psychosis. The concept of culture is deliberately kept open for the purpose of this study.
Participation involves 1 hour interview (on zoom).
This pilot study has been reviewed and approved by the Nordoff Robbins Research Ethics Committee (NRREC).

If you have experience working with adults affected by psychosis and are willing to participate in this pilot study please contact me for further information on mario.eugster@nordoff-robbins.org.uk. Thank you!