Developing Research on Music and Health (2nd meeting of SMHN)

This one-day event to develop and promote new research in Scotland into improving health and wellbeing with music was aimed at music practitioners, healthcare professionals, academics and interested members of the public. The morning took the form of a workshop for those with a proposal or research idea that they wish to develop, giving the opportunity to discuss this with a panel of experts. The afternoon seminar consisted of presentations on current research and practice in Scotland, focusing on music and the health of children and young adults. The programme is below, or you can download a PDF file here.


AM     Workshop: Designing music and health research

            Room G42, Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

09:30    Welcome & Registration                          

09:55    Prof Raymond MacDonald (SMHN/University of Edinburgh)           

                  Introduction: Issues for research design in the field of music and health

10:10    Dr Gianna Cassidy (Glasgow Caledonian University)          

                  Funding research into music, health & new technologies: Playlist for Life

10:25    Dr Satu Baylan (University of Glasgow)    

                  MELLO: music listening and stroke recovery

10.40    Jo-Anne Robertson (Academic & Clinical Central Office for Research & Development)      

Research with NHS patients: the role of ACCORD

10:55    Coffee                                                                  

11.10    Discussion and advice session: Opportunity for attendees to discuss their research proposals or ideas they would like to take forward. An advisory panel will include:

Margaret Dakers Thomson (CSO Patient Engagement Group)

Jo-Anne Robertson (ACCORD)

Dr Pamela Dicks (Scottish Children’s Research Network)

SMHN team

12.10    SMHN team roundup: ways for SMHN to support research development

12:20    Close

12.30    Lunch at Alison House


PM      Seminar: Music and Health from childhood to adulthood

                  Atrium, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9DF

13:15    Performance - Cheyne Gang COPD choir

13:30    Dr Philippa Derrington (Queen Margaret University)

                  Music therapy with adolescents

13:45    Dr Pamela Dicks

                  ScotCRN- supporting research in children

14:05    Dorothy Lawrence (University of Edinburgh)

Designing & running a randomised controlled trial of a filtered music listening intervention for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

14:25    Dr Gareth Williams (University of Edinburgh)

                  Breath Cycle: Singing & Cystic Fibrosis

15:00    Coffee                        

15:20    Sarah Bax, Penny Johnson, Margaret Knight (Music in Hospitals)

Music work with children in hospital

15.40    Steve Hollingsworth (Royal Conservatoire Scotland/Artlink)

                  Auditory environments for individuals with profound learning disabilities

16:10    Discussion: Music and health across the lifecourse

16:40    Dr Graeme Wilson (SMHN/University of Edinburgh): Roundup & SMHN update     

17:15    Wine reception

Mar 02 2015, 9:30am - 5:30pm GMT