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  1. Podcast18 September 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Finding memories in music

    University of Melbourne music therapist Professor Felicity Baker uses singing and songwriting to ease the behavioural and emotional symptoms of dementia.

  2. 14 September 2018 - Music, Arts & Screen

    How music could revolutionise dementia care

    An international study, led by the University of Melbourne, is bringing music in as medicine to help treat people with dementia and depression.

  3. 11 August 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Clearing the fog of dementia with song

    A new study led by the University of Melbourne will investigate the potential for music therapy as a dementia treatment.

  4. 27 July 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Hip Hop’s healing power

    Hip Hop pays off in engaging kids in learning, finds University of Melbourne music therapy researcher, as genre's recognised health benefits go mainstream

  5. 9 November 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Spinal patients sing to breathe easy in virtual world

    Music therapy and technology researchers are using virtual reality to allow quadriplegics to sing together to boost their breathing and connectedness.

  6. 28 July 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Let’s rework our approach with ‘angry young people’

    18-year-old David Ali Sonboly shot and killed strangers in his local shopping centre in Munich. What lessons can we learn about working with young people?

  7. 29 February 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    On a positive note: Songwriting as a therapy method

    In creating music we can share something of our experiences and ourselves – a notion explored by Professor Felicity Baker in therapeutic songwriting.