Music for Health Research Centre research

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The Music Therapy provision at the University's Department of Music and Performing Arts was set up in 1994 by Helen Odell-Miller and Amelia Oldfield. In addition to providing the first MA Music Therapy training in the UK, the department became a world-leading centre for research, leading to the establishment of the Music for Health Research Centre (MHRC) in 2007.

Members of the MHRC have many years of experience in clinical practice in a variety of fields, which is reflected in their publications and research interests. You'll find a list of major publications below.

Since the beginning of music therapy at the University, we have also conducted various research projects and produced a number of videos, as well as supervising both MA and PhD projects.

Our research areas include:

  • older people, including dementias and Alzheimer's disease
  • younger populations within child adolescent and young adult psychiatry particularly pervasive developmental disorders and personality disorders

Envisioning the Future

The unique publication Envisioning the Future arose from The International Music Therapy Consortium public event held in March 2015 at Temple University USA. The aim is to summarise international research outcomes and future priorities in music therapy in 17 different subject areas. Anglia Ruskin University is a member of this International Consortium, and our own Professors Amelia Oldfield, Jorg Fachner and Helen Odell-Miller presented at the conference. Their chapters on music therapy and autism, music therapy and neuroscience, music therapy and forensics (criminal justice) respectively were authored as outcomes of the conference and are published in this volume.


Other publications

Baker, F., Wigram, T., and Gold, C. (2005) 'The effects of a song-singing programme on the affective speaking intonation of people with traumatic brain injury'. Brain Injury 19(7),519-528.

Baker, F., & Wigram, T. (2005) Songwriting: method, techniques & clinical applications for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Bonde, L., Nygaard- Pedersen, I., and Wigram, T (2001) Når Ord ikke Slår Til: En håndbog i Musikterapiens teori og praksis i Danmark. KLIM: Århus. (Music Therapy: When words are not enough. A handbook of Music Therapy Theory and Practice in Denmark).

Carter, C., and Oldfield, A. (2002) 'A music therapy group to assist clinical diagnoses in child and family psychiatry' in: A. Davies and E. Richards (eds), Group work in music therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley pp. 149-163.

Carr, C.; Odell-Miller, H.; and Priebe, S.; (2013) A systematic review of music therapy practice and outcomes with acute adult psychiatric in-patients. Plos One Journal.

Cass, H., Reilly, S., Owen, L., Wisbeach, A., Weekes, L., Slonims, V., Wigram, T., and Charman, T (2003) 'Findings from a multi-disciplinary clinical case series of females with Rett Syndrome'. Developmental Medicine & Child Oncology, 45 : 325-337.

Compton Dickinson, S; Odell-Miller, H and Adlam, J; (2013) Forensic Music Therapy. London: Jessica Kingsley. (including two chapters by Odell-Miller).

Ettenberger, M.; Cárdenas, C.; Parker, M. and Odell-Miller, H. (2016) Family-centred music therapy with preterm infants and their parents in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Colombia – A mixed-methods study Nordic Journal of Music Therapy pp. 1-28 | DOI: 10.1080/08098131.2016.1205650.

Ettenberger, M.; Odell-Miller, H.; Rojas, C.; Serrano S.; Parker, M.; and Llanos S. (2014) Music therapy with premature infants and their caregivers in Columbia-a mixed methods pilot study including a randomized trial. Voices 14 (2) 2014.

Fachner, J., 2014. Communicating change - meaningful moments, situated cognition and music therapy - a reply to North (2014). Psychology of Music, 42(6), pp.791-799, doi: 10.1177/0305735614547665.

Fachner, J., Erkkila, J. and Brabant, O., 2014 in revision. On musical identities, social pharmacology and timing in music therapy. In: Hargreaves, D., MacDonald, R. and Miell, D. (Eds.). Musical Identities. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fachner, J., 2014, submitted. Measuring music and musical responses. In: Wheeler, B. (Ed.). Music Therapy Research. Gilsum: Barcelona Publishers.

Fachner, J., Grocke, D., Hunt, A., Forsblom, A., Ala-Ruona, E. and Bonde, L.O., 2014. Music therapy, altered states, and imagery. In: Fachner, J., Kern, P. and Tucek, G. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy. Music Therapy Today (special issue), 10, pp.246-7). Krems: Chair of Publications of the World Federation of Music Therapy.

Fachner, J., 2014. Music therapy and brain research: where are we heading? In: Fachner, J., Kern, P. and Tucek, G. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy. Music Therapy Today (special issue) (eBook ed., 10, pp.88-9). Krems: Chair of Publications of the World Federation of Music Therapy.

Fachner, J., Kern, P. and Tucek, G., 2014. Editorial for the Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy: Cultural Diversity in Music Therapy, Practice, Research, and Education. In: Fachner, J., Kern, P. and Tucek, G. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 14. World Congress of Music Therapy. Music Therapy Today (special issue), 10, pp.8-9). Krems: Chair of Publications of the World Federation of Music Therapy.

Gavrielidou, M and Odell-Miller, H., (2016) “An Investigation of Pivotal Moments in Music Therapy in Adult Mental Health”. The Arts in Psychotherapy.

Gold C., Wigram T & Elefant C (2006) 'Music therapy for autistic spectrum disorder (Cochrane Review)', The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2006. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Gold, C., Heldal, T.O., Dahle, T., & Wigram, T. (2005). 'Music therapy for schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like illnesses'.(Review) The Cochrane Library. Issue 2

Gold, C., Wigram, T., & Voracek, M. (2007) 'Effectiveness of music therapy for children and adolescents with psychopathology: A quasi-experimental design'. Psychotherapy Research 17(3): 292-300.

Grocke, D., & Wigram ,T., (2006) Receptive methods in music therapy: techniques and clinical applications for music therapy clinicians, educators and students London: Jessica Kingsley.

Haire, N. And Oldfield, A. (2009) 'Adding Humour to the Music Therapist's tool-kit: Reflections on its Role in Child Psychiatry' British Journal of Music therapy, 23(1), 27-34

Holmes, J.; Oldfield, A. and Polichroniadis, M. (2011 ) Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families; A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Family Work. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Hsu, M. H., Flowerdew, R., Parker, M., Fachner, J., & Odell-Miller, H. (2015). The impact of music therapy on managing neuropsychiatric symptoms for people with dementia and their carers: a randomised controlled feasibility study. BMC Geriatrics. 15:84 doi:10.1186/s12877-015-0082-4.

Hsu, M.H., Pendry, R., Odell-Miller, H., Fachner, J. and Parker, M., 2014. What a glorious feeling, I'm happy again: music therapy and dementia symptoms. In Fachner, J., Kern, P. and Tucek, G. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy. Music Therapy Today (special issue) (eBook ed., 10, pp.122-3). Krems: Chair of Publications of the World Federation of Music Therapy.

Jones, A., and Oldfield, A. (1999) 'Sharing sessions with John', in J Hibben (ed). Inside Music Therapy: Client Experiences,. Philiadelphia: Barcelona Publishers, pp. 165-171.

Loth, H. (2016) ‘Transposing musical cultures in music therapy: exploring the use of Indonesian gamelan music in western clinical practice’ in D. Dokter, M. Hills de Zarate (eds.) Intercultural Arts Therapies Research. Routledge

Loth, H. (2016) ‘Transposing musical cultures in music therapy: exploring the use of Indonesian gamelan music in western clinical practice’ in D. Dokter, M. Hills de Zarate (eds.) Intercultural Arts Therapies Research. Routledge

Loth, H. (2015) ‘Music Therapy with people who have eating disorders’ Loth H. in J. Edwards (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy. Oxford University Press

Loth, H. (2015) ‘Music Therapy with people who have eating disorders’ Loth H. in J. Edwards (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy. Oxford University Press

Loth, H. (2013). Book Review of 'Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding' in British Journal of Music Education, 30, pp 152-154.

Loth, H. (2008) 'Music therapy groups for families with a learning disabled toddler: Bridging some gaps' in A. Oldfield and C. Flower, (eds) Music Therapy with Children and their Families, London: Jessica Kingsley

Loth, H (2006) 'How Gamelan Music Has Influenced Me as a Music Therapist: A Personal Account' in Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, Web essay

Loth, H. (2002) 'There's no getting away from anything in here: A music therapy group within an inpatient setting for adults with eating disorders' in A. Davies and E. Richards (eds), Music Therapy and Group Work. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Loth, H. (1996) 'Music therapy in forensic psychotherapy - crime psychodynamics and the offender patient' in C. Cordess and M Cox (eds), Crime, psychodynamics and the offender patient, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Loth, H (1994) 'Choice denial and the law,' in Journal of British Music Therapy, Vol.8, no.2.

Maidhof, C., Kästner, T., Makkonen, T. (2014). Combining EEG, MIDI, and Motion Capture Techniques for Investigating Musical Performance. Behavior Research Methods, 46, 185-95, doi: 10.3758/s13428-013-0363-9.

Maidhof, C., Pitkäniemi, A., Tervaniemi, M. (2013). Predictive error detection in pianists: A combined ERP and motion capture study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00587.

Maidhof, C. (2013). Error monitoring in musicians. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00401.

Maidhof, C., Koelsch, S. (2011). Effects of Selective Attention on Syntax Processing in Music and Language: An ERP Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 2252-2267. doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21542.

Maidhof, C., Vavatzanidis, N., Prinz, W., Rieger, M., & Koelsch, S. (2010). Processing Expectancy Violations during Music Performance and Perception: An ERP Study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 2401-2413. doi:10.1162/jocn.2009.21332.

Maidhof, C., Rieger, M., Prinz, W., Koelsch, S. (2009). Nobody’s Perfect: ERP Effects Prior to Performance Errors in Musicians Indicate Fast Monitoring Processes. PLoS ONE 4(4): e5032. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005032.

Moules, T., Clarke, S. and Odell-Miller, H.; (2012). Review and analysis of service evaluation: pilot evaluation tool for music therapy for children in palliative care. BJMT, in press. Expected date Dec 2012.

O'Kelly, J.W. Magee. W. Street, A. Fachner, J. Drake, A. I. Cahen, J. Särkämö, T., Ridder, H. M. Jungblut, M. Melhuish, R. Taylor, D. 2014. Music Therapy Advances in Neuro-disability - Innovations in Research and Practice: Summary Report and Reflections on a Two-Day International Conference. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, [e-journal]

Odell-Miller, H. (2016) The role, function and identity of music therapists in the 21st century, including new research and thinking from a UK perspective British Journal of Music Therapy. Vol. 30(1) 5–12 DOI: 10.1177/1359457516639549.

Odell-Miller, H (2016) The Future of Music Therapy in Forensic and Criminal Justice Settings. In C. Dileo (ed). Envisioning the future of music therapy. Temple University Publications: USA.

Odell-Miller, H. (2016) Music therapy for people with a diagnosis of personality disorder: considerations of thinking and feeling. In J.Edwards (ed). The Oxford Textbook for Music Therapy OUP: Oxford.

Odell-Miller, H.; (2014) The development of clinical music therapy in post-war Britain as a profession in mental health practice: music, health and therapy’ in S. Goodman and V. Bates (eds.) Medicine, health and the arts in post war Britain London: Routledge.

Odell-Miller, H. (2011) Introduction to Music Therapy and Psychiatry. On line module published by The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Odell-Miller, H. (2011) Value of Music Therapy for people with personality disorders July 2011 | Volume 14 | Number 10.

Odell-Miller, H and Richards, E (2009) Supervision of music therapy: a theoretical and practical handbook. London: Routledge

Odell-Miller, H (2007) 'The practice of music therapy for adults with mental health problems: the relationship between diagnosis and clinical method', PhD thesis, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Odell-Miller, H., Hughes, P. and Westacott, M., (2006) 'An investigation into the effectiveness of the arts therapies for adults with continuing mental health problems' in Psychotherapy Research 16 (1), 122-139.

Odell-Miller, H. (2005) Book Review of 'Between couch and piano: psychoanalysis, music, art and neuroscience: G. Rose' in Psychodynamic Practice, Volume 11;part 4, pp. 459-463.

Odell-Miller, H. (2003) 'Are words enough?' in L. King and R. Randall, (eds). The Future of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, London: Whurr .

Odell-Miller, H. (2002) 'Musical narratives in music therapy treatment for dementia' in L. Bunt and S. Hoskyns, (eds). The Handbook of Music Therapy London: Routledge

Odell-Miller, H. (2002) 'One man's journey and the importance of time: music therapy in an NHS day centre' in A. Davies and E. Richards (eds). Music Therapy and Group Work, London: Jessica Kingsley

Odell-Miller, H., Westacott, M., Hughes, P., Mortlock, D., and Binks, C., (2001) An Investigation into the Effectiveness of the Arts Therapies (Art Therapy, Dramatherapy, Music Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy) by measuring symptomatic and significant life change for people between the ages of 16-65 with continuing mental health problems, Cambridge: Anglia Polytechnic University and Addenbrooke's NHS Trust joint publication

Odell-Miller, H. (2001) 'Music therapy and its relationship to psychoanalysis' in Y. Searle, and I. Streng (eds). Where Analysis Meets the Arts. London: Karnac

Odell-Miller, H. (1999) 'Investigating the value of music therapy in psychiatry: outcome related to reasons for referral' in A. Wigram and J. de Backer, (eds). Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Psychiatry. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Odell-Miller, H. (1995) 'Why provide music therapy in the community for adults with mental health problems?', British Journal of Music Therapy, 9, (1), 4-10.

Odell-Miller, H. (1991) 'The experience of one man with schizophrenia' in K. Bruscia, (ed), Case Studies in Music Therapy, Pennsylvania: Barcelona Publishers.

Odell-Miller, H. (1988) 'A music therapy approach in mental health' in Psychology of Music and Music Education, 16:62-70.

Oldfield, A, (2016d) Music Therapy with Families in a Psychiatric Children’s Unit in: S. Lindahl Jacobsen and G. Thompson (eds) Models of Music Therapy with Families, Jessica Kingsley Publications.

Oldfield, A. (2016c) Emotional Expression in Family Music Therapy, in: L.Konieczna (ed) Emotional Expression and Music Therapy, Katowice, The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music Press, pp. 115-128.

Oldfield, A. (2016b) Family approaches in music therapy with young children in: The Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy, edited by Jane Edwards, Oxford University Press, pp. 158-175.

Oldfield, A. (2016a) The Future of Music Therapy with Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in: C. Dileo (ed) Envisioning the future of music therapy. Published by Temple University’s Arts and Quality of Life Research Center, USA, pp. 96-103.

Oldfield, A, Tomlinson, J and Loombe, D. (2015) Flute, Accordion or Clarinet? Using the characteristic of our instruments in music therapy. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Oldfield, A. (2015) 35 years as a music therapist – the best job in the world…, Music Therapy Today, World Federation of Music Therapy online journal, Spring 2015, 11(1), 150-161

Oldfield, A., Bell, K., and Poole, J.A., 2012. Three Families and Three Music therapists; Reflections on Short-term Music Therapy in Child and Family Psychiatry. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 21(3), pp.250-267.

Oldfield, A (2011 / 2012) 'Introduction' in Music Therapy in Schools: Working with Children of all Ages in Mainstream and Special Education, London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Oldfield, A (2011) 'Parents' Perceptions of Being in Music Therapy with their Children' in J.Edwards (ed) Music in Parent-Infant Programmes, Oxford University Press.

Oldfield, A. (2011) 'Exploring Issues of Control through Interactive Improvised Music Making' in T.Meadows (ed) Developments in Music Therapy Practice: Case Examples, Barcellona Publishers, U.S.A.

Oldfield, A. (2008) 'Providing Support and Working in Partnership; Music Therapy with Pre-school Children and their Parents at a Child Development Centre' in A. Oldfield and C. Flower (eds) Music Therapy with Children and their Families. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Oldfield, A. (2008) 'Supervision of Music Therapists Working with Children in Schools' in H. Odell-Miller and E. Richards (eds) Supervision of Music Therapy, Routledge.

Oldfield, A. and Flower, C. eds. (2008) Music Therapy with Children and their Families. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Oldfield, A. (2006) Interactive music therapy in child and family psychiatry - clinical practice, research and teaching, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Oldfield, A. (2006) Interactive music therapy, a positive approach - music therapy at a child development centre, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Oldfield, A. and Nudds, J. (2005) The Croft - a unit for child and family psychiatry in Cambridge Training video produced by Anglia Polytechnic University, available from the British Association for Music Therapy.

Oldfield, A. and Franke C. (2005) 'Improvised songs and stories in music therapy diagnostic assessments at a unit for child and family psychiatry - a music therapist's and a psychotherapist's perspective' in T.Wigram and F. Baker (eds.), Songwriting, methods, techniques and clinical applications for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Oldfield, A. (2004) Music therapy with children on the autistic spectrum, approaches derived from clinical practice and research PhD thesis available from Anglia Ruskin University.

Oldfield, A., Bunce, L. and Adams, M. (2003) 'An investigation into short-term music therapy with mothers and young children', British Journal of Music Therapy, Vol 17, No 1, pp. 26-45.

Oldfield, A. and Nudds, J. (2002) Joshua and Barry - Music therapy with a partially sighted little boy with cerebral palsy, Winner of the Royal Television Society, East Anglia, Non-Broadcast Video of the Year (2002-2003) Award, Training video produced by Anglia Polytechnic University, available from the British Association for Music Therapy.

Oldfield, A. (2001) 'Three music therapy research projects: an emerging methodology' in J. Robarts (ed.) Music Therapy Research: growing perspectives in theory and practice. London: BSMT Publications, pp. 34-41.

Oldfield, A. and Lucy Bunce, L. (2001) 'Mummy can play too... - short term music therapy with mothers and young children' British Journal of Music Therapy, Vol 15, No 1 pp.27-36.

Oldfield, A., MacDonald, R. and Nudds, J. (2000) Music therapy for children on the autistic spectrum. Training video produced by Anglia Polytechnic University, available from the British Association for Music Therapy.

Oldfield, A. (2000) 'Music therapy as a contribution to the diagnosis made by the staff team in child and family psychiatry - an initial description of a methodology that is still emerging through clinical practice' in T. Wigram (ed), Assessment and evaluation in the arts therapies. Herts: Harper House Publications, pp.93-101.

Oldfield, A. (1999) 'Listening, the first step towards communicating through music' in P. Milner, and B. Carolin (eds.) Time to listen to Children, London: Routledge , pp. 188-199.

Oldfield, A., Macdonald, R. and Nudds, J. (1999) Training as a music therapist: the MA in music therapy at APU, Commendation by the Royal Television Society, East Anglia, Non-Broadcast Video of the Year (2000-2001), Training video produced by Anglia Polytechnic University, available from the British Association for Music Therapy.

Oldfield, A. (1995) 'Communicating through music - the balance between following and initiating' in T. Wigram, R. West and B. Saperston, (eds.), The art and science of music therapy: a handbook, USA: Harwood Academic Publishers, pp. 226-237.

Pool, J. and Odell-Miller H. (2011) 'Aggression in music therapy and its role in creativity with reference to personality disorder'. In The Arts in Psychotherapy. 38 (3) 169-177.

Richards, E, Davies, A and Barwick, N.(2014) Group Music Therapy:a Group Analytic Approach London: Routledge

Richards, E., and Davies, A. (1997) 'Music therapy in acute psychiatry; our experience of working as co-therapists in a group for patients from two neighbouring wards' British Journal of Music Therapy 13, 2, 53-59.

Richards, E and Davies. A. (2002) Music therapy and group work, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Richards, E. (1999) 'A response to Esme Towse' British Journal of Music Therapy 15, 1, (1999).

Richards, E. (2007) 'What bit of my head is talking now?: music therapy with people with learning disabilities and mental illness' in , T. Watson, (ed.) Music therapy with adults with learning disabilities. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Ridder, H.M. and Fachner, J., 2014, submitted. Objectivist case study research. Single-subject and small-n research. In Wheeler, B. (Ed.). Music Therapy Research. Gilsum: Barcelona Publishers.

Schäfer, T. and Fachner, J., 2014. Listening to music reduces eye movements. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-9, doi: 10.3758/s13414-014-0777-1.

Schaverien, J. and Odell-Miller, H. (2005) 'The arts therapies' in G.Gabbard, J.Beck and J.Holmes, eds. Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (pp. 87-95). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shipley, A. and Odell-Miller, H.; (2012). The Role of Music Therapy for Anxious Adolescent School Refusers: Identity and the Self. British Journal of Music Therapy.

Strange, J.; Odell-Miller, H and Richards, E. (2016) Collaboration and assistance in music therapy practice: roles, relationships, challenges. London: JKP (includes 1 sole authored chapter by Odell-Miller and other jointly authored).

Street, A. J. Magee, W. L. Odell-Miller, H. Bateman. A. Fachner, J. C. 2015. Home-based Neurologic Music Therapy for Upper Limb Rehabilitation with Stroke Patients at Community Rehabilitation Stage - a Feasibility Study Protocol. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, [e-journal] 9 (00480)

Street, A. 2015. The Two Guitarists as Warp and Weft: A Case Study. In: Oldfield, A. Tomlinson. J. Loombe. D, ed. 2015. Flute, Accordian or Clarinet: Using the Charateristics of Our Instruments in Music Therapy. London. Jessica Kingsley.

Street, A. 2014 Using Garageband music software with adults with acquired brain injury at Headway East London: Identity, Communication and Executive Function. In: W. Magee, ed. 2014. Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings, 2014. London: Jessica Kingsley. Ch.11

Street, A. 2012. Combining Functional and Psychoanalytic Techniques, Using Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) and Songwriting to Treat a Man with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, [e-journal]12 (3), pp.6.

Tomlinson, J. Derrington, P and Oldfield, A. (2012) Music Therapy in Schools:. Working with Children of all Ages in Mainstream and Special Education, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Wigram, T. (2002) 'Indications in music therapy: evidence from assessment that can identify the expectations of music therapy as a treatment for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD): meeting the challenge of evidence based practice'. British Journal of Music Therapy 16, (1) 11-28.

Wigram, T. (2002) 'Assessment and clinical evaluation in music therapy' in T. Wigram, I. Nygaard Pedersen & L.O.Bonde (eds.), A comprehensive guide to music therapy: theory, clinical practice, research and training. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Wigram, T. (2002) 'Evidence based practice in music therapy' in T. Wigram, I.Nygaard Pedersen & L.O.Bonde (eds) A comprehensive guide to music Therapy: theory, clinical practice, research and training. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Wigram, T (2004) Improvisation: methods and techniques for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Wigram, T. (2005) 'Survey Research' in B. Wheeler & K.Bruscia (eds) Music therapy research: qualitative and quantitative methods (2nd Edition). Phoenixville: Barcelona Publishers.

Wigram, T (2005) 'Songwriting methods - similarities and differences: developing a working model' in F. Baker & T.Wigram (eds), Songwriting: methods, techniques and clinical cases for music therapy clinicians, educators and students. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Wigram, T. (2006) 'Musical creativity in children with cognitive and social Impairments'. in I. Deliege & G. Wiggins (eds.) Musical creativity: multidisciplinary research in theory and practice, Psychology Press: Taylor and Francis.

Wigram, T., Nygaard Pedersen, I.,& Bonde, L.O. (2002) A comprehensive guide to Music Therapy: theory, clinical practice, research and training. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Wigram, T & Lawrence, M (2005) 'Music Therapy as a tool for assessing hand use and communicativeness in children with Rett Syndrome'. Brain and Development 27, S95-S96.

Wigram, T & Gold, C. (2006) 'Research evidence and clinical applicability of music therapy for autism spectrum disorder', Child Care: Health and Development 32, 5, 535-542.

Wigram, T & Elefant, C (2007) 'Therapeutic dialogues in music: nurturing musicality of communication in children with autistic spectrum disorder and Rett Syndrome' in C. Trevarthen and S. Malloch, (eds) Communicative Musicality. OUP (In press)

Wigram, T & Wosch, T (2007) 'Microanalysis in music therapy: a comparison of different models and methods and their application in clinical practice, research and teaching music therapy' in T. Wosch & T. Wigram (eds.) Microanalysis: methods, techniques and applications for clinicians, researchers, educators and students London: Jessica Kingsley.

Wosch, T. & Wigram, T. (2007) Microanalysis: methods, techniques and applications for clinicians, researchers, educators and students, London: Jessica Kingsley.