Current Research Projects

2017 – present

  • The genetic basis of singing ability: a twin study (ARC Discovery Project - DP170102479 - $421,000)
  • Music Therapy Interventions for Dementia: Cluster Randomised Control Trial (NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Grant - APP1137853 - $1,014,430)
  • Music making memories: an engagement and learning project to promote wellbeing in people with dementia at the Grainger Museum Scheme (Melbourne Engagement Grant - $9,600)
  • Does music listening during pulmonary rehabilitation in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improve outcomes? A mixed-methods study

2016 – present

  • Choir participation to improve wellbeing and relationship quality
    for community-dwelling people with dementia and their primary caregivers (NHMRC/ARC Dementia Research Fellowship – APP1106603 - $569,698)

2015 – present

  • ParkinSong: Investigating the long-term effects of singing groups for people with Parkinson’s disease and their carers (UoM internal grants - $44,556)
  • Music Therapy in Virtual Environments: a telehealth project for community-dwelling people with quadriplegia (Melbourne Networked Society Institute Seed Grant - $55,900)