Lecturer

Division: Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Mrs Emma Maclean (MA, (Distinction), PG Dip, BA (Joint Honours) is a Lecturer in the Occupational Therapy & Arts Therapies Division.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Teaching & Learning

Emma Maclean (nee Pethybridge)

Emma is a Part-Time Lecturer and Module Coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Studies 2 module in Music Therapy for the Division of Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies. Emma completed her PgDip (Nordoff Robins) and MSc (Anglia Ruskin) in Music Therapy, giving her a broad knowledge of approaches to music therapy. Emma gained experience as an Advanced Paediatric Practitioner in the NHS before taking her post with Queen Margaret University.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In addition to her role at QMU, Emma currently works as a lead music therapist in the NHS where her clinical work includes children services, adult and older people’s mental health (including Dementia) and supervision. She is a member of the British Association for Music Therapy and represents BAMT on the Allied Health Professionals Federation Scotland (AHPFS).  She also continues to work as a freelance musician by playing violin in Ceilidh, Tango bands and local orchestras including the Meadows and Orchestra of the Canongait.

Research interests include partnership working and collaboration, evaluation, group work, children, adult and older people's mental health. Publications include a peer reviewed article on an evaluation of partnership working in the British Journal of Music Therapy and a chapter on the prospective concept of Educational Music Therapy in the book, ‘Arts Therapies in Schools’ (Pethybridge and Robertson 2010).  Emma has presented at numerous conferences and, with Kate Pestell (NHS Lothian), gave the opening plenary for the BAMT conference in Glasgow 2016, ‘Music Therapy in a Changing Landscape’.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • 2013 ongoing BAMT representative on AHPFS
  • 2013 – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, (PR055505)
  • 2004 – Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (AS04014)
  • 2003 – Member of the British Association of Music Therapy (7987)

Professional Social Media:

  • Twitter @ECMaclean

Research interests include partnership working and collaboration, evaluation, group work, children, adult and older people's mental health. Publications include a peer reviewed article on an evaluation of partnership working in the British Journal of Music Therapy and a chapter on the prospective concept of Educational Music Therapy in the book, ‘Arts Therapies in Schools’ (Pethybridge and Robertson 2010).  Emma has presented at numerous conferences and, with Kate Pestell (NHS Lothian), gave the opening plenary for the BAMT conference in Glasgow 2016, ‘Music Therapy in a Changing Landscape’.

Active Research Interests:

  • Partnership working and collaboration, evaluation, group work, children, adult and older people's mental health

Research Methods:

  • Case study research, focus groups

Emma is a Part-Time Lecturer (0.2wte) and Module Coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Studies 2 module in Music Therapy for the Division of Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies. She teaches postgraduate students on the MSc Music Therapy, focusing mainly on level 2 supervision for practice education placements, professional projects and interdisciplinary studies 2.

Teaching:

  • PG OM166 Professional Project
  • PG OM 165 Interdisciplinary Studies 2 and Interpersonal Learning
  • PG OM 164 Practice Placement 2