Large research projects - Projects we have funded

The Music Therapy Charity funds research fellowships in Music Therapy and scoping projects designed to lead to further large-scale international projects. This funding is only possible because of your donations.

The following Music Therapists have received research funding:

Dr Fabia Franco/Dr Letitia Slabu, Middlesex University (scoping project): "Music 4 Displaced Dyads East West: Small group music therapy for refugee caregivers and toddlers".  January 2024.

Dr Lisa Graham/Dr Tracey O'Connell, Queen's University Belfast (scoping project): "Building capacity for high-quality research on the role of music therapy in supporting informal carers of people at end of life". January 2021.

Bryony Waters, University of Nottingham (fully funded PhD): "Development and evaluation of the Person Attuned Musical Interaction in Dementia Manual UK Version (PAMI-UK)". Project started in September 2019. January 2021 Progress report

Professor Leslie Bunt
 - Music Therapy and the Child with Intellectual and Developmental Disability

Professor Colin Lee - The Analysis of Therapeutic Improvisatory Music with People living with the Virus HIV/AIDS

Dr Gary Ansdell - Music Therapy as Discourse & Discipline: A Study of 'Music Therapist's Dilemma

Dr Amelia Oldfield

Dr Cathy Warner - Music Therapy with Adults with Learning Difficulties

Sarah Hoskyns - The effects of music therapy with adult recidivists

Penny Rogers - The effect of music therapy on children suffering from abuse

Jacqueline Robarts - The effects of music therapy on teenagers with eating disorders, and on children with autism

Philippa Derrington - Music therapy with "Youth at Risk"

Claire Flower - Music Therapy with Children and Parents in a Child Development Service: A Qualitative Study of the Dynamics of Expertise

Giorgos Tsiris - Music therapy and spirituality: An international survey of music therapists’ reported perceptions

Orii McDermott - Development and evaluation of the CHORD (CHOrus Research in Dementia) manual