Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research

Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research
Keynote speaker: Dr Katie Overy

School of Music
University of Leeds

9-10 November 2018

The recent All-Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry on Arts, Health and Wellbeing highlights that ‘the arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived’ and ‘can help meet major challenges facing health and social care: ageing, long-term conditions, loneliness and mental health’. As the recent increase in research activity in the general area of music, health and wellbeing demonstrates, music has a vital role to play within this process and this two-day conference aims to explore the diverse ways in which researchers and practitioners work together to enhance our understanding and practice around music in health and therapeutic contexts.

Conference registration is now available here.

Early bird rates (payable by 2nd July 2018):

  • £60 student rate
  • £95 SEMPRE members
  • £130 standard rate

Later registration (after 2nd July 2018):

  • £80 student rate
  • £115 SEMPRE members
  • £150 standard rate

For all enquiries, please contact the conference organisers (Dr Freya Bailes/Dr Karen Burland) at sempreconf18@leeds.ac.uk.

Accommodation options

Provisional Programme Outline

Friday 9th November 2018

9am Registration
9.45am Welcome
10am Papers – Social Enterprise
Papers – Inclusive Design
12.25pm Lunch
1.25pm Papers – Theories and Models
Papers – Communities
4.30pm Collaborative conversations
6pm Drinks reception

Saturday 10th November 2018

9.15am Keynote presentation
10.15am Break
10.30am Papers – Children and Music
12.10pm Lunch
1.10pm Papers – Musicians’ Wellbeing
Papers – Musical Interventions
4pm Roundtable Discussion

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