Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research

Two-day conference to explore how researchers and practitioners can work together.

Keynote speaker: Dr Katie Overy. 

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.

For all enquiries, including accommodation options, please contact the conference organisers (Dr Freya Bailes/Dr Karen Burland) at

Accommodation options.

Download the full conference programme here.