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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
  • Show author(s) (2021). Music in a Concussive Monologue . Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Imagining Something Else: A Queer Essay. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. 26 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2015). In visible hands: The matter and making of music therapy. The Journal of music therapy. 487-514.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Improvisation and meaning. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 65-74.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2009). A reference standard bibliography: Music therapy with children who have experienced traumatic brain injury. Music and Medicine (Nedlagt 2013). 129-139.
  • Show author(s) (2008). The silent epidemic of road traffic injury: What can music therapists do about it? Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Music therapy in neurological rehabilitation.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Music therapy in early neurosurgical rehabilitation.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Music of the Body.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Music of the Body.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Music therapy and Aphasia.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Materializing Care: An introduction.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Horizontal and Vertical Research development.
  • Show author(s) (2019). A Dialogical Creative Practice Immersion: Co-constitution and Inseparability.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Challenges and possibilities for musical knowledge transmission, learning and education between music disciplines.
  • Show author(s) (2014). The art of scientific writing: Preparing manuscripts and surviving peer review.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The art of scientific writing: Preparing manuscripts for journal submission and surviving the peer review process.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2015). Musikkterapi og afasi (Music therapy and aphasia).
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2022). Severe traumatic social brain injury and music therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Co-creativity in music therapy and performance.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Micro-interactions in creative practices as social and cultural regeneration: Interdisciplinary approaches from early neurological rehabilitation and post-war reconciliation.
  • Show author(s) (2021). How can we nurture the “seeds of research” we encounter in the clinical field: Report and discussion from the dialogue group for studying musical- clinical- practices .
  • Show author(s) (2020). ‘Staying in alignment in times of trouble’: A case example of adopting digital education and assessment in music therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2018). The In Visible Society: Devices of acknowledging visible and invisible practices of sounding.
  • Show author(s) (2018). In/separability and Music: A quantum narrative of learning and teaching.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Improvised songs in clinical settings: An illustration-supported recall method.
  • Show author(s) (2018). A quantum analysis of improvised song creation.
  • Show author(s) (2018). A quantum analysis of an improvised song in music therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Researching the music therapy process: Matter, making and methods.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Music. Matter. Making: Toward a music therapy beyond the human.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Knowing/Communicating the clinical process of music therapy practice: Illustrative Approaches.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Just for the record: Quantum anarchy plus colonial inscription in arts focused research.
  • Show author(s) (2017). In audible movements: on the edges of perception and beyond.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Critically evolving: Current trends in arts-based research in music therapy.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Unruly multiplicity: Interdisciplinary rehabilitation and the undisciplined nature of human illness and care.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Inscription devising and the in/separability of musical materials.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Clinical application of music therapy in neurorehabilitation.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Music therapy, matter and embodied practice in medical education.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Intra-Weaving: Meeting through the motions of making.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Musikk, terapi og nevrologiske sykdommer.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Keynote presentation: Navigation and Sounding: Fundamental modes of being: sensing creative music practices.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Imaging and sensing - Convergence of basic and applied research and practice with music, music therapy and the brain.
Other presentation
  • Show author(s) (2018). Fanfare for the In Visible Society.
Book review
  • Show author(s) (2013). Music therapy in principle and practice. Music Education Research. 251-253.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Forms of Vitality: Exploring Dynamic Experience in Psychology, the Arts, Psychotherapy, and Development. Nordisk tidsskrift for musikkterapi. 263-264.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2015). International perspectives in music therapy education and training: Adapting to a changing world. Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd..
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (2008). Music therapy and traumatic brain injury: A light on a dark night.
Reference material
  • Show author(s) (2013). Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Adult Medical Care.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2016). Music therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Exploring Resistance and Change in Music Therapy Learning for Students and Educators. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Adults with Stroke. 31 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Steps towards self-criticality: On access, inclusion and the inevitability of exclusion.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Undefining Music Therapist. C39.P1-C39.N49. In:
    • Show author(s) (2022). The Oxford Handbook of Queer and Trans Music Therapy. Oxford University Press.

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.

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)

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)