Musicians’ Health and Wellbeing: Research and Policy

A one-day public engagement event funded by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP)

Monday, 13th June 2016 | 9.30 am – 5 pm
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Thanks to researcher and event organiser, Raluca Matei, for sharing this information with us. Please note that places at this free event are limited and booking up quickly. To book a place and for any queries, please contact Raluca Matei (event organiser)

The physical and psychological demands of the training and practice that musicians must achieve to perform to a high standard on their instruments can produce deleterious effects on health and wellbeing, arising mostly from musculoskeletal, neurological and audiological causes. How could an interdisciplinary approach address such issues? How does research in social sciences inform policy making? To answer these questions, we bring together a group of experts for an interactive discussion.

Speakers include

Public Policy: Dr. Caroline Kenny (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology)
Music psychology: Prof. Jane Ginsborg (Royal Northern College of Music)
Music education: Naomi Norton (Royal Northern College of Music)
Audiology & Psychology: Dr. Piers Dawes (University of Manchester)
Health psychology: Dr. Jenny McSharry (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Sports psychology: Dr. Andy Hill (York St John University)


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