Who's Who

Conference chairs

Conference chairs

Philippa Derrington
Philippa Derrington 
Queen Margaret University, UK
Giorgos Tsiris

Giorgos Tsiris
Queen Margaret University; St Columba’s Hospice Care, UK

 

Organising committee chair

Luke Annesley
Luke Annesley, University of the West of England; Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, UK

 

Scientific committee chair

Claire Flower
Claire Flower
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

 

Organising committee

Organising committee

Meg Dowling Meg Dowling 
Scottish Music Therapy Trust, UK
Clare Gillespie Clare Gillespie 
Queen Margaret University; NHS Borders, UK
Nicky Haire Nicky Haire,
Queen Margaret University; University of Edinburgh, UK
Emma Maclean Emma Maclean
Queen Margaret University; NHS Lothian, UK
Gráinne Ravani Foster Gráinne Ravani Foster 
Nordoff Robbins, UK
Joon Oh Joon Oh
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Caroline Hussey Caroline Hussey
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  Andrew Langford
British Association for Music Therapy, UK
  Jonathan Booth
British Association for Music Therapy, UK

 

Scientific commitee

Scientific committee

Portrait of Gustavo Gattino

Gustavo Schulz Gattino

Aalborg Universitet 

Denmark  

Portrait of Katrien Foubert

Katrien Foubert

LUCA School of Arts, 

Leuven,  

Belgium 

Portrait of Ana Katusic

Ana Katusic 

University of Zagreb, 

Croatia

Portrait of Ayelet Dassa

Ayalet Dassa

Bar-Ilan University, 

Israel

Portrait of Eva Phan Quoc

Eva Phan Quoc

University of Music and Performing Arts, 

Vienna, 

Austria 

Portrait of Anke Coomans

Anke Coomans

Luca School of Arts,  

Leuven,  

Belgium 

Portrait of Mitsi Akoyunoglou

Mitsi Akoyunoglou 

Ionian University,  

Corfu

Portrait of Josephine Geipel

Josephine Geipel

Universität Heidelberg, Germany 

Portrait of Jiri Kantour

Jiri Kantor  

Palacky University,  

Olomouc 

Czech Republic

Portrait of Alexandra Ullsten

Alexandra Ullsten

Örebro University,  

Sweden

Portrait of Krzyzstof Statchyra

Kris Stachyra  

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University,  

Lublin,  

Poland 

Portrait of Patxi Del Campo

Patxi del Campo

Instituto Música, Arte y Proceso  

Vitoria,  

Spain 

Portrait of Hans Petter Solli

Hans Petter Solli

The Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo,  

Norway

Portrait of Kirsi Tuomi

Kirsi Tuomi

University of Jyväskylä 

Finland

Portrait of Alfredo Raglio

Alfredo Raglio 

Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri IRCCS, Pavia, Italy

 

Conference advisory group

Conference advisory group

Stine Lindahl Jacobsen Stine Lindahl Jacobsen 
Aalborg University, Denmark
Hanne Mette Ridder Hanne Mette Ridder 
Aalborg University, Denmark
Catherine Warner Catherine Warner 
University of the West of England, UK
Tessa Watson Tessa Watson 
University of Roehampton, UK

 

Conference administration team

Administration team

Usha Aravinth Usha Aravinth 
British Association for Music Therapy, UK
Lisa Partridge Lisa Partridge 
British Association for Music Therapy, UK

Hosts

Hosts

British Association for Music Therapy

The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is the national body representing music therapists and music therapy in the UK. BAMT provides both practitioners and non-practitioners with information, professional support, and training opportunities. It is also a charity committed to promoting and raising awareness of music therapy, and providing information to the general public.

The objects of the BAMT are to promote for the public benefit the art and science of music therapy and the use and development of music therapy for children and adults with a wide range of needs, to advance education in  music therapy, and to promote understanding of music therapy for the general public.

BAMT currently has over 1000 members from the UK and abroad. Benefits of membership to BAMT include a regular magazine, subscription to the British Journal of Music Therapy and opportunities to be involved in the work of this prestigious organisation.

Whether you are a music therapist, in training or simply interested in music therapy, we warmly invite you to become a member or associate member.

Queen Margaret University

As the only provider of arts therapies training programmes in Scotland, Queen Margaret University (QMU) plays a vital role in the development of the field not only in terms of preparing the new generations of music therapists, but also in terms of research, service development and commercialisation. Renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which focuses on making a positive impact on society, QMU has widely recognised expertise in health and rehabilitation, as well as creativity and culture.

The MSc Music Therapy programme is situated within the School of Health Sciences and the Division of Occupational Health and Arts Therapies, and over the years has attracted students from across Europe and beyond.

In response to the changing needs of the field and of society in general, the arts therapies programmes at QMU have developed a new framework for their work leading contemporary practice, research and education. The framework is based on five pillars: creativity, relational working, psychodynamic perspectives, ecology, and integrity. These pillars are considered alongside the advancement of interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange within an internationally recognised person-centred practice framework.

QMU has become a dynamic hub for music therapy in the country with a growing international reputation. Hosting international music therapy symposia and research days has become a key feature of the University. QMU is also a kind sponsor of the open access journal Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy.