Small Grants - Projects we have funded

May 2023

  • Jane Brackley: "Music therapy in Education and Adolescent Identity Formation: The Impact and Implications of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma".
  • Victoria Kammin: "Understanding Child and Parent Experience of receiving Music Therapy in a Children's Hospice setting: a qualitative study of child and parent experiences and perspectives".
  • Gillian O'Dempsey: "A child rights informed inquiry into children's experiences of music therapy in mainstream primary schools".
  • Leanne O'Keeffe: "The Effect of Music Therapy on Behavious that Challenge for Children with Dravet Syndrome".

December 2022

  • ARRIMT: "Designing a research project as part of the Alliance for Recovery Research in Music Therapy (ARRIMT): An international collaboration among music therapy service users, practitioners and researchers". Report due end of April 2024.
  • Emma Maclean: "Creating conditions to co-shape meaningful personalised measures in the arts therapies in statutory community mental health services: Arts-based transformational action research".
  • Joon Oh: "Music Therapy with Young People from Multicultural Backgrounds: A mixed-methods exploration of the experience through the lens of person-centred practice framework".
  • Joanna Turner: "Siblings, silence, and sounds: Exploring the impact of music therapy on a child with selective mutism, when in the therapy with a sibling".
  • Tina Warnock: "How can the use of non-verbal interplay in music therapy support the development of vocal communication in verbal and non-verbal autistic children?" (report expected end of 2024)

May 2022

  • Hilary Davies/Beth Pickard: "Understanding the Lived Experiences of Disabled Music Therapists and Disabled Music Therapy Students in the UK"
  • Vicky Kammin: "Experiences of Music Therapy in Paediatric Palliative Care from multiple stakeholder perspectives"

December 2021

  • Joon Oh: "Music therapy with young people from multicultural backgrounds in South Korea: A mixed-methods exploration of the experience through the lens of person-centred practice famework" - Interim Report
  • Tara Roman: "What is important about music therapy for children and young people with complex disabilities?  How do children and young people with complex disabilities and music therapists work together in music therapy?" - Interim Report.

May 2021

  • Jane Brackley

December 2020

May 2020 Small Grants Call

December 2019 Small Grants Call

May 2019 Small Grants Call

December 2018 Small Grants Call

May 2018 Small Grants Call

December 2017 Small Grants Call

May 2017 Small Grants Call

December 2016 Small Grants Call

May 2016 Small Grants Call

December 2015 Small Grants Call

May 2015 Small Grants Call

  • Claire Flower: 'Music Therapy with Children and Parents in a Child Development Service: A Qualitative Study of the Dynamics of Expertise.':  The study has involved running multiple focus groups with three different cohorts of participants: parents whose children are currently having music therapy, music therapists within the Child Development Service (CDS), and a cross-disciplinary group of staff within the CDS.  The small grant has funded research time during the recruitment and data collection periods of the study, enabling these phases of activity to be completed within the planned timeframe.
  • Ntourntoufis Panayotis: The main aim of our research at the Gordon Hospital is to show that music psychotherapy can reduce hospital readmission rates of patients with the above diagnoses, therefore saving the NHS money and improving both the quality of life and the life expectancy of these 'career patients' (report awaited).

Lisa Margetts: "Psychodynamic Music Therapy and the work of classroom practitioners with children with complex needs in Belarus"