Small Grants - Projects we have funded

Panayotis Ntourntoufis, December 2017: Presentation of two papers at the BAMT Conference
- "Towards a National Baseline for Clinical Work With Psychosis. Using a controlled audit of hospital episodes statistics to show the efficacy of long-term music psychotherapy."
- "Practical quantitative evaluation of music therapy with young adults with complex conditions."

Irene Pujol Torras, December 2017: The use of group vocal improvisation as a music therapy technique in a mental health setting (report awaited)

Maya Sherwin, December 2017: The role of traditional Amazonian songs as theraputic tools in psycho-emotional healing: A phenomonological study of musical experiences during the ceremonial practice of traditional medicine at Takiwasi (report awaited)

Claire Flower, May 2017: Music Therapy with Children and Parents in a Child Development Service: A Qualitative Study of the Dynamics of Expertise

Veronica Austin, May 2017: An investigation in the assessment and evaluation procedures of individual music therapy for young people with intellectual disability in special schools (report awaited)

Camilla Ferrant, May 2017: How does long-term improvised musical interaction in a 1:1 setting influence children's capacity for empathy? (report awaited)

Phoene Cave, December 2016: The Lung Cycle

Jessica Atkinson, May 2016: Does working with carers affect music therapists' concept and practice of therapy?

Elizabeth Denton-Reed, May 2016: Music Therapy with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Students: A Service Evaluation

Claire Flower, May 2016: Music Therapy with Children and Parents in a Child Development Service: A Qualitative Study of the Dynamics of Expertise

Irene Pujol-Torras, December 2015: Exploration of the use of Group Vocal Improvisation (GVI) as a Music Therapy technique in a Mental Health setting.

Giorgios Tsiris, December 2015: The relationships between music therapy and spirituality in everyday contexts (report awaited).

Claire Flower, May 2015: '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, May 2015: 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).

Stella Jean Dickinson, May 2015: To enable time off clinical work over six weeks for focused writing of a post-doctoral music therapy manual that is based on ten years of research and development in secure hospital settings.  Title: "The clinician's guide to forensic music therapy"  (report awaited).