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  • E-mailSimon.Gilbertson@uib.no
  • Phone+47 452 48 980
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    Lars Hillesgt. 19, 4. etage
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    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

Music and the nervous system, central, peripheral and social

Multi-modal sensory and cognitive processes in communication

Interdisciplinary communication and interaction

Improvisation and meaning

Music therapy and neurorehabilitation

MUF101 Music, culture and society

MUTP101 Introduction to music therapy

MUTP111 Music and Brain

MUTP203 Music making in music therapy groups

MUTP302 Improvisation in music therapy

MUTP303 Music therapy profession

MUTP312 Music therapy research methods

MUTP350 Master thesis supervision

Academic article
  • 2019. Imagining Something Else: A Queer Essay. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. 26 pages.
  • 2015. In visible hands: The matter and making of music therapy. The Journal of music therapy. 487-514.
  • 2013. Improvisation and meaning. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 65-74.
  • 2013. Converging reflections on music therapy with children and adolescents: A collaborative seminar on diverse areas of music therapy practice and research. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
  • 2009. A reference standard bibliography: Music therapy with children who have experienced traumatic brain injury. Music and Medicine (Nedlagt 2013). 129-139.
  • 2008. The silent epidemic of road traffic injury: What can music therapists do about it? Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
  • 2019. Music therapy and Aphasia.
  • 2019. Materializing Care: An introduction.
  • 2019. Horizontal and Vertical Research development.
  • 2019. A Dialogical Creative Practice Immersion: Co-constitution and Inseparability.
  • 2018. Challenges and possibilities for musical knowledge transmission, learning and education between music disciplines.
  • 2014. The art of scientific writing: Preparing manuscripts and surviving peer review.
  • 2013. The art of scientific writing: Preparing manuscripts for journal submission and surviving the peer review process.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2015. Musikkterapi og afasi (Music therapy and aphasia).
Academic lecture
  • 2018. The In Visible Society: Devices of acknowledging visible and invisible practices of sounding.
  • 2018. In/separability and Music: A quantum narrative of learning and teaching.
  • 2018. Improvised songs in clinical settings: An illustration-supported recall method.
  • 2018. A quantum analysis of improvised song creation.
  • 2018. A quantum analysis of an improvised song in music therapy.
  • 2017. Researching the music therapy process: Matter, making and methods.
  • 2017. Music. Matter. Making: Toward a music therapy beyond the human.
  • 2017. Knowing/Communicating the clinical process of music therapy practice: Illustrative Approaches.
  • 2017. Just for the record: Quantum anarchy plus colonial inscription in arts focused research.
  • 2017. In audible movements: on the edges of perception and beyond.
  • 2017. Critically evolving: Current trends in arts-based research in music therapy.
  • 2016. Unruly multiplicity: Interdisciplinary rehabilitation and the undisciplined nature of human illness and care.
  • 2016. Inscription devising and the in/separability of musical materials.
  • 2016. Clinical application of music therapy in neurorehabilitation.
  • 2015. Music therapy, matter and embodied practice in medical education.
  • 2015. Intra-Weaving: Meeting through the motions of making.
  • 2013. Musikk, terapi og nevrologiske sykdommer.
  • 2013. Keynote presentation: Navigation and Sounding: Fundamental modes of being: sensing creative music practices.
  • 2012. Imaging and sensing - Convergence of basic and applied research and practice with music, music therapy and the brain.
Other presentation
  • 2018. Fanfare for the In Visible Society.
Book review
  • 2013. Music therapy in principle and practice. Music Education Research. 251-253.
  • 2012. Music therapy education and training: from theory to practice, by Karen D. Goodman. Springfield: Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2011, 324 pp. ISBN: 978-0398-08609-1. Nordisk tidsskrift for musikkterapi. 197-198.
  • 2011. Forms of Vitality: Exploring Dynamic Experience in Psychology, the Arts, Psychotherapy, and Development. Nordisk tidsskrift for musikkterapi. 263-264.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2015. International perspectives in music therapy education and training: Adapting to a changing world. Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd..
Academic monograph
  • 2008. Music therapy and traumatic brain injury: A light on a dark night.
Reference material
  • 2013. Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Adult Medical Care.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2016. Music therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury. 22 pages.
  • 2015. In the light of day: A real-world perspective on childhood severe traumatic brain injury and music therapy during early neurosurgical rehabilitation. 10 pages.
  • 2015. Exploring Resistance and Change in Music Therapy Learning for Students and Educators. 22 pages.
  • 2013. Adults with Stroke. 31 pages.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • 2013. Exploring potentials for the use of music and music therapy in antenatal care: A review and discussion. Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Book: Gilbertson, S. & Aldridge, D. (2008). Music therapy and traumatic brain injury: A light on a dark night. London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Dr. rer. medic. (PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Witten/Herdecke)

Diploma in Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins/City University)

Diplom Musikterapeut (University of Witten/Herdecke)

State Registered Music Therapist (Health Professions Council, UK)

In Visible Hands: An arts-based research project investigating the meaning given to embodiment in music therapy practice using sculpture and qualitative analysis of therapist's narratives on the use and meaning of their hands in music therapy.

In Audible Movements: A multidisciplinary collaborative research project investigating interrelations between physical movement and musical structures in multidisciplinary music improvisation. Study uses multiple high definition cameras and Noldus Observer XT data capture and analysis software.

Music therapy implementation in medical contexts: An international collaboration between Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre (GAMUT) and Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME)

Interdisciplinary education and training in primary health care (TVEPS and TVEPS Research)