Music Therapy Research
See some of the representative highlights of research activity by the staff at Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music. Follow the link to the staff member's biography to find out more about their research outputs in recent years.
Assoc Prof Sarah Hoskyns
Associate Professor Sarah Hoskyns's research areas include:
- Changes to perception and action in group music therapy with adult recidivist offenders
- Co-mentor collaboration in music therapy teaching team, Guildhall, London.
- Collaboration with Counties Manukau DHB & MMus Therapy graduate Ajay Castelino, seeking to determine whether short term music therapy can reduce anxiety in older adults.
The effects of singing, listening and playing in short term music therapy for adults with Huntington’s Disease.
- PhD research into Masters Education in Music Therapy inquiring into international attitudes and practice on integrating research and clinical teaching.
- With UK colleague Prof Leslie Bunt: approaches to training music therapists in Handbook of Music Therapy
Dr Daphne Rickson
Daphne Rickson's research areas include:
- The development of a music therapy school consultation protocol for children with special educational needs and their support teams.
- Music therapy for adolescent students with special education needs (aggression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)).
- Effective education practice for children with autism.
- Action Research as strategy to develop understanding of music therapy consultation in a practice context.
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