Who's who

Who's Who

Conference chairs

Conference chairs

     Image of Phillipa Derrigton Philippa Derrington 
Queen Margaret University, UK
       Image of Giorgos Tsiris Giorgos Tsiris
Queen Margaret University; St Columba’s Hospice Care, UK


Organising Chair Committee

     Image of Luke Annesley Luke Annesley, University of the West of England; Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Scientific committee chair

      Image of Claire Flower Claire Flower
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Organising committee

Organising committee

Image of Meg Dowling Meg Dowling 
Scottish Music Therapy Trust, UK
Image of Clare Gillespie Clare Gillespie 
Queen Margaret University; NHS Borders, UK
Image of Nicky Haire Nicky Haire,
Queen Margaret University; University of Edinburgh, UK
Image of Emma MacLean Emma Maclean
Queen Margaret University; NHS Lothian, UK
Image of Grainne Ravani Foster Gráinne Ravani Foster 
Nordoff Robbins, UK
Image of Joon Oh Joon Oh
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Image of Caroline Hussey Caroline Hussey
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
              Andrew Langford Andrew Langford
British Association for Music Therapy, UK
              Eleanor Tingle Eleanor Tingle
British Association for Music Therapy, UK
             Davina Vencatasamy

Davina Vencatasamy
University of West of England and University of Derby



Jonathan Booth
British Association for Music Therapy, UK


Scientific committee

Scientific committee

     Image of Gustavo Schulz Gattino

Gustavo Schulz Gattino

Aalborg Universitet,  


       Image of Katrien Foubert

Katrien Foubert

LUCA School of Arts, 



       Image of Ana Katusic

Ana Katusic 

University of Zagreb, 


Image of Ayalet Dassa

Ayalet Dassa

Bar-Ilan University, 


Image of Eva Phan Quoc

Eva Phan Quoc

University of Music and Performing Arts, 



Anke Coomans

Anke Coomans

Luca School of Arts,  



Image of Mitsi Akoyunoglou

Mitsi Akoyunoglou 

Ionian University,  


Image of Josephine Geipel

Josephine Geipel

Universität Heidelberg,


Image of Jiri Kantor

Jiri Kantor  

Palacky University,  


Czech Republic

Image of Alexandra Ullsten

Alexandra Ullsten

Örebro University,  


Image of Kris Stachyra

Kris Stachyra  

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University,  



Image of Patxi del Campo

Patxi del Campo

Instituto Música, Arte y Proceso  



Image of Hans Petter Solli

Hans Petter-solli

The Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo,  


     Image of Kirsi Tuomi

Kirsi Tuomi

University of Jyväskylä,  


     Image of Alfredo Raglio

Alfredo Raglio 

University of Pavia, 



Conference advisory group

Conference advisory group

    Stine Lindahl Jacobsen Stine Lindahl Jacobsen 
Aalborg University, Denmark
       Hanne Mette Ridder Hanne Mette Ridder 
Aalborg University, Denmark
      Catherine Warner Catherine Warner 
University of the West of England, UK
       Tessa Watson Tessa Watson 
University of Roehampton, UK


Conference administration team

Administration team

      Usha Aravinth Usha Aravinth 
British Association for Music Therapy, UK
      Lisa Partridge Lisa Partridge 
British Association for Music Therapy, UK



British Association for Music Therapy

The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is the national body representing music therapists and music therapy in the UK. BAMT provides both practitioners and non-practitioners with information, professional support, and training opportunities. It is also a charity committed to promoting and raising awareness of music therapy, and providing information to the general public.

The objects of the BAMT are to promote for the public benefit the art and science of music therapy and the use and development of music therapy for children and adults with a wide range of needs, to advance education in  music therapy, and to promote understanding of music therapy for the general public.

BAMT currently has over 1000 members from the UK and abroad. Benefits of membership to BAMT include a regular magazine, subscription to the British Journal of Music Therapy and opportunities to be involved in the work of this prestigious organisation.

Whether you are a music therapist, in training or simply interested in music therapy, we warmly invite you to become a member or associate member.

Queen Margaret University

As the only provider of arts therapies training programmes in Scotland, Queen Margaret University (QMU) plays a vital role in the development of the field not only in terms of preparing the new generations of music therapists, but also in terms of research, service development and commercialisation. Renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which focuses on making a positive impact on society, QMU has widely recognised expertise in health and rehabilitation, as well as creativity and culture.

The MSc Music Therapy programme is situated within the School of Health Sciences and the Division of Occupational Health and Arts Therapies, and over the years has attracted students from across Europe and beyond.

In response to the changing needs of the field and of society in general, the arts therapies programmes at QMU have developed a new framework for their work leading contemporary practice, research and education. The framework is based on five pillars: creativity, relational working, psychodynamic perspectives, ecology, and integrity. These pillars are considered alongside the advancement of interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange within an internationally recognised person-centred practice framework.

QMU has become a dynamic hub for music therapy in the country with a growing international reputation. Hosting international music therapy symposia and research days has become a key feature of the University. QMU is also a kind sponsor of the open access journal Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy.