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Simon Gilbertson

Førsteamanuensis, Førsteamanuensis i musikkterapi
  • E-postSimon.Gilbertson@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 452 48 980
  • Besøksadresse
    Lars Hilles gate 3
    5015 Bergen
  • Postadresse
    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


Since joining UiB in 2010 I have taught in the following courses:

MUF101 Music, culture and society

MUTP101 Introduction to music therapy

MUTP104 Musicking

MUTP111 Music and Brain

MUTP203 Music making in music therapy groups

MUTP205 Introduction to music therapy practice

MUTP302 Improvisation in music therapy

MUTP303 Music therapy profession

MUTP305 Music therapy in medical contexts

MUTP312 Music therapy research methods

MUTP350 Master thesis supervision

Guest lecturer:

ELMED230 Brain and Music

VIT210 Mennesket: Natur og kultur


Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Music in a Concussive Monologue . Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Imagining Something Else: A Queer Essay. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy. 26 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). In visible hands: The matter and making of music therapy. The Journal of music therapy. 487-514.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Improvisation and meaning. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 65-74.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (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.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2009). A reference standard bibliography: Music therapy with children who have experienced traumatic brain injury. Music and Medicine (Nedlagt 2013). 129-139.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). The silent epidemic of road traffic injury: What can music therapists do about it? Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy.
Faglig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Music therapy in neurological rehabilitation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Music therapy in early neurosurgical rehabilitation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Music of the Body.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Music of the Body.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Music therapy and Aphasia.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Materializing Care: An introduction.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). Horizontal and Vertical Research development.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2019). A Dialogical Creative Practice Immersion: Co-constitution and Inseparability.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Challenges and possibilities for musical knowledge transmission, learning and education between music disciplines.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2014). The art of scientific writing: Preparing manuscripts and surviving peer review.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). The art of scientific writing: Preparing manuscripts for journal submission and surviving the peer review process.
Populærvitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Musikkterapi og afasi (Music therapy and aphasia).
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Severe traumatic social brain injury and music therapy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Co-creativity in music therapy and performance.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Micro-interactions in creative practices as social and cultural regeneration: Interdisciplinary approaches from early neurological rehabilitation and post-war reconciliation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (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 .
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2020). ‘Staying in alignment in times of trouble’: A case example of adopting digital education and assessment in music therapy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). The In Visible Society: Devices of acknowledging visible and invisible practices of sounding.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). In/separability and Music: A quantum narrative of learning and teaching.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Improvised songs in clinical settings: An illustration-supported recall method.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). A quantum analysis of improvised song creation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). A quantum analysis of an improvised song in music therapy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Researching the music therapy process: Matter, making and methods.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Music. Matter. Making: Toward a music therapy beyond the human.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Knowing/Communicating the clinical process of music therapy practice: Illustrative Approaches.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Just for the record: Quantum anarchy plus colonial inscription in arts focused research.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). In audible movements: on the edges of perception and beyond.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2017). Critically evolving: Current trends in arts-based research in music therapy.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Unruly multiplicity: Interdisciplinary rehabilitation and the undisciplined nature of human illness and care.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Inscription devising and the in/separability of musical materials.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Clinical application of music therapy in neurorehabilitation.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Music therapy, matter and embodied practice in medical education.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Intra-Weaving: Meeting through the motions of making.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Musikk, terapi og nevrologiske sykdommer.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Keynote presentation: Navigation and Sounding: Fundamental modes of being: sensing creative music practices.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2012). Imaging and sensing - Convergence of basic and applied research and practice with music, music therapy and the brain.
Annen presentasjon
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2018). Fanfare for the In Visible Society.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Music therapy in principle and practice. Music Education Research. 251-253.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (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.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2011). Forms of Vitality: Exploring Dynamic Experience in Psychology, the Arts, Psychotherapy, and Development. Nordisk tidsskrift for musikkterapi. 263-264.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). International perspectives in music therapy education and training: Adapting to a changing world. Charles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd..
Vitenskapelig monografi
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2008). Music therapy and traumatic brain injury: A light on a dark night.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice in Adult Medical Care.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2016). Music therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury. 22 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). In the light of day: A real-world perspective on childhood severe traumatic brain injury and music therapy during early neurosurgical rehabilitation. 10 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2015). Exploring Resistance and Change in Music Therapy Learning for Students and Educators. 22 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2013). Adults with Stroke. 31 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2021). Steps towards self-criticality: On access, inclusion and the inevitability of exclusion.
  • Vis forfatter(e) (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.
Faglig kapittel
  • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). Undefining Music Therapist. C39.P1-C39.N49. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) (2022). The Oxford Handbook of Queer and Trans Music Therapy. Oxford University Press.

Se fullstendig oversikt over publikasjoner i 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)

I have been a member of the doctoral assessment committee for the following PhD scholars:

Sue Baines, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Jason Noone, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Triona McCaffrey, University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland

Søren Vester Hald, Aalborg University, Denmark

Monique van Bruggen-Rufi, Leiden University, Netherlands

Tine Grieg Viig, University of Bergen, Norway

Oded Ben Horin, University of Bergen, Norway

Tora Gaden, University of Bergen, Norway

Jessica Atkinson, King’s College, University of London

Aaron Moorehouse, Bath Spa University, Bath