We are a world-class, interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to advancing the understanding of music therapy and its ability to affect positive change on health and human wellbeing.
Investigating the effects of music therapy intervention for children and adults in neurorehabilitation after brain injury, and for people with dementia.
Breakthrough research on the influence of music therapy practice for young people and adults with a range of emotional challenges and mental illness.
Neuroscientific research inquiry into the impact of music therapy on cognition processes, emotion, memory and brain development.
Exploring the clinical value of music-focused approaches to working with children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
Find out how our research enhances the social, economic, and cultural impact of music therapy research in the UK and internationally.
Our world-leading music therapy work, in particular our focus on the wellbeing of people living with dementia, earned The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021. These prizes are the highest national honour in higher and further education. They recognise outstanding work that shows the highest levels of quality and innovation and delivers significant public benefit.Find out more about this prize