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Hilary Moss

Associate Professor Music Therapy (Music therapy; Music; Health sciences; Human society)

Ireland

Hilary Moss is Associate Professor of Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland and previously the Director of the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. She is passionate about the interaction between music, health and well-being with over 25 years of research and practice experience as a Music Therapist and manager in mental health, older age and adult medical environments. She has an MBA in Health Service Management and completed her PhD at Trinity College Dublin Medical School. Her research interests include music/music therapy in ageing and dementia care; chronic pain and singing and health. She has published widely on health humanities and inter-disciplinary research topics. She is founder and chair of the Arts and Health Research Network at UL and has over fifty peer reviewed journal publications on arts and health related topics. Her book Music and Creativity in Healthcare Settings was published by Rout

Publications

  • Exploring the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir: an international cross-sectional mixed-methods study.
  • Increasing Public Health Awareness of and Capacity for Arts-Based Therapy in Medicine.
  • Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia.
  • The Role of the Curator in Modern Hospitals: A Transcontinental Perspective.
  • A fuller picture: evaluating an art therapy programme in a multidisciplinary mental health service.
  • The arts may not always be good for us
  • An Agenda for Best Practice Research on Group Singing, Health, and Well-Being
  • Exploring a potential role for music therapy to promote positive communication and emotional change for couples: A single-session pilot case study
  • The Perception of Art among Patients and Staff on a Renal Dialysis Unit
  • Arts and Health: A New Paradigm
  • Integrative review of singing and music interventions for family carers of people living with dementia
  • The role of the arts in the lives of older people before, during and after hospital stay: aesthetic neglect or enrichment?
  • Reflections on the place of spirituality in music therapy: Culture, ethics, methodology
  • Narratives of life and illness through music: A performance of 'Bewitched' by Ian Wilson
  • Aesthetic deprivation: the role of the arts in mental health services
  • The Aesthetics of Space
  • The role of music to sustain spirituality in healthcare
  • Control, power and the art of listening: the role of the arts in healthcare contexts
  • Music, spirituality and health: reflections from research and case examples
  • Music at the end of life: Transcendence, beauty and hope within a palliative care service
  • Music, diversity and wholeness
  • The value of social singing
  • Aesthetic environment of a hospital and dementia friendly design
  • AB111. The effect of individual music therapy on the health and well-being of people living with chronic pain
  • Pastoral Care and Creative Arts Therapies: Exploring Interdisciplinary working to support service users in hospital
  • Music in the chronic pain experience: An Investigation into the Use of Music and Music therapy by Patients and Staff at a Hospital Outpatient Pain Clinic
  • Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies
  • Music and Creativity in Healthcare Settings: Does Music Matter
  • Creativity and mental health in modern medical settings: the role of the arts for patients in an acute hospital
  • An agenda for excellence: the role of music therapy for people living with chronic pain
  • From Cacophony to Calm: Music therapy from the perspective of a person living with chronic pain
  • Music therapy for people with chronic pain: facilitators and barriers.
  • Mainstreaming medical humanities in continuing professional development and postgraduate training.
  • An evaluation of workplace choir singing amongst Health Service staff in Ireland
  • Pilot Study on Music in the Waiting Room of Outpatient Pain Clinics
  • Participation in group music therapy: A preliminary study of the experiences and perceptions of adolescents who stammer
  • Can music therapy and community music co-exist in a community-based music service? A qualitative inquiry into reflections and perceptions from professionals in the field
  • Toward a Greater Contextualization of Music and the Arts in Aging and Cognitive Disorders
  • Developing an air guitar group for an inpatient psychiatry unit
  • Dementia-inclusive group-singing online during COVID-19: A qualitative exploration
  • Together in song: Designing a singing for health group intervention for older people living in the community
  • Interdisciplinary research: Aesthetic deprivation and the  role of the arts for older people in hospital
  • Keynote: Interdisciplinary research: arts and health
  • Rethinking the medical in the medical humanities
  • Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals
  • Therapist and individual experiences and perceptions of music therapy for adolescents who stutter: A qualitative exploration
  • Music therapy, spirituality and transcendence
  • Music, spirituality and dementia: Exploring joint working between pastoral care professionals and music therapists to improve person-centred care for people with dementia (Innovative Practice)
  • Promoting well-being among people with early-stage dementia and their family carers through community-based group singing: a phenomenological study
  • Insights from an early-stage development mixed methods study on arts-based interventions for older adults following hospitalisation
  • Benefits of the arts for patients in hospital
  • The arts in palliative care: a creative future
  • Music in acute hospital
  • Aesthetic deprivation: the role of the arts in mental health services
  • A Community Art Therapy Group for Adults With Chronic Pain
  • Perspectives: Can good arts and health practice be taught?
  • Aesthetic Deprivation Disorder - the role of the arts in acute hospital
  • Patient Voices, Poems by patients of The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin
  • A writer in residence in an acute hospital
  • The role of the arts in stroke rehabilitation
  • Service Evaluation: Music Therapy and Medicine for the Elderly
  • How do patients perceive arts in hospital? Aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts in an acute hospital
  • Media Review: The King's Speech
  • A phenomenological study of the role of arts and culture for patients in an acute hospital
  • Welcome address: Music and Health: an overview
  • Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals.
  • Hospitalization and aesthetic health in older adults.
  • Stravinsky syndrome: giving a voice to chronic stroke disease.
  • Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings.
  • The aesthetic and cultural pursuits of patients with stroke.
  • The aesthetic and cultural interests of patients attending an acute hospital--a phenomenological study.
  • A review of qualitative methodologies used to explore patient perceptions of arts and healthcare.
  • What training do artists need to work in healthcare settings?
  • A cure for the soul? The benefit of live music in the general hospital.
  • Creating a New Music Therapy Post: An Evidence-Based Research Project
  • Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings
  • Aesthetics in hospital: music, noise pollution and the need for space
  • The music and health landscape in Ireland
  • Why not ask the patient? Service users perception of the role of arts in an acute hospital: research and innovation
  • A Cure for the Soul? The Benefit of Live Music in the General Hospital
  • Integrating Models of Music into Acute Hospitals: An Irish Perspective
  • The role of the arts in stroke rehabilitation
  • An overview of arts and health practice
  • Models of using music in acute hospitals in Ireland and the UK
  • Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals
  • Designing medical humanities curricula: What are the cultural, artistic and leisure pursuits of medical students?
  • Aesthetic deprivation disorder? The role of the arts in hospital
  • Hospitalization and Aesthetic Health in Older Adults
  • ARThritis-a pilot study of art therapy as adjunctive treatment in inflammatory arthritis
  • Rehabilitation alterer Schlaganfallpatienten: Evaluation
  • National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2010
  • Arts, Health and Well-being: examples from hospital practice
  • Reflections on Music Therapy and Arts in Health
  • Aesthetic and cultural pursuits of patients with stroke
  • Aesthetic and cultural pursuits of patients with stroke
  • Rethinking the medical in the medical humanities
  • A cure for the soul? The benefit of live music in the general hospital
  • Medical humanities--serious academic pursuit or doorway to dilettantism?
  • The Role of the Curator in Modern Hospitals: A Transcontinental Perspective
  • https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/10/5818
  • https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.13535.2
  • https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH8162
  • Moss H. 2022. Music and Creativity in Healthcare Settings: Does Music Matter? Routledge, London. ISBN 9780367765347
  • Collaborative knowledge sharing for mind and body: Celebrating the role of arts in health
  • Music and creativity in healthcare settings: Does music matter?
  • Aesthetics of space
  • The perception of art among patients and staff on a renal dialysis unit
  • Medical humanities serious academic pursuit or doorway to dilettantism?
  • Promoting research and scholarship in the medical and health humanities in Ireland
  • Mindful music – A pilot study of the effects of mindfulness-based music on staff members of the University of Limerick
  • Lifting spirits and building community: the social, emotional and practical benefits of all-female group singing
  • A chorus of voices: social singing and health promotion
  • Preliminary findings from the early phases of the Music and Movement for Health study: the feasibility of an arts-based health programme for older adults
  • Reducing rural isolation through music: telehealth music therapy for community dwelling people living with dementia and their family caregivers in rural Ireland
  • Group singing on social prescription: A scoping review
  • Aligning Kitwood's Model of Person-Centered Dementia Care with Music Therapy Practice
  • Exploring the potential benefits of an online music-based meditation programme for family carers of people with dementia
  • Exploring the experiences of a person with dementia and their spouse who attended a telehealth music therapy programme: Two case examples from Ireland
  • Music therapy for young children with acquired communication impairments: An international survey of clinical practices
  • A community created through group singing: Examining the health benefits of engaging in a hospital community choir

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