Webinar: Music as a mechanism of change in disorders of consciousness: How and why does music 'work'? with Prof Wendy Magee

2 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:30
Online event

Prof Wendy Magee

The Cambridge Institute of Music Therapy Research presents the next webinar in our Public Research Lecture Series 2020-21 with music therapist Prof Wendy Magee.

Drawing on the neuroscience, rehabilitation and music therapy literature, this presentation will examine music therapy with children and adults with disorders of consciousness. By considering the latest theoretical propositions for the effects of music with this population, we will explore the possible mechanisms of change, with illustrations of case materials. An overview of recent research developments on this topic will be shared to point to future directions as relevant to music therapy.

Wendy L. Magee is Profession of Music Therapy at Temple University, teaching for both the Philadelphia and Japan campuses. She has practiced in neurological rehabilitation since 1988 as a music therapy clinician, researcher, managed and trainer (Australia, Ireland, UK and USA).

As a clinician, Wendy's experience lies with adults with complex needs stemming from acquired neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, degenerative neurological illness and disorders of consciousness. Her research publications span music therapy, music psychology, neuroscience, medicine, rehabilitation, and health sociology, including a Cochrane review.

Wendy's primary research topic since 2012 has been developing and validating music-based measures for disorders of consciousness with research partners in the USA, UK, Europe, South America, New Zealand and China.

Event Details

2 November 2020, 17:30 - 18:30
Online event
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