From a broad research experience base, interests include health communication, multidisciplinary research in the clinical setting, investigating the research needs of clinicians, links between noise and stress, music and public health, multicultural issues, psychosocial effects of physical illness and treatment, and professional music therapy (including relaxation and mental imagery). This occurs within the context of qualitative and mixed method research approaches, clinical trials and audits, and as linked to areas including chronic disease self-management and graduate workforce issues.
Broad Research Areas:
Health Services Research, Clinical Governance, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Medicine, Community Medicine
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Past Member, Research Development Committee, SPHCM, Foundation Member, Mid-Career Women in Research Network, UNSW, Australian Music Therapy Association. Registered Music Therapist, Past National President, Conference Convenor, Current Reviewer for Australian Journal of Music Therapy, Music and Imagery Association of Australia, Registered Guided Imagery and Music Therapist, Founding member. Invited Member of the Professional Practices Committee, Certification Board for Music Therapy (USA). Board Certified Music Therapist, Association for Music and Imagery (USA). Fellow, Accredited Primary Trainer in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music , American Music Therapy Association. Professional Member., Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
Specific Research Keywords:
Health Communication, Health across the Lifespan, Psychosocial Issues, Research-policy Interface, Music Therapy