Alexandra Georgaki

TIME-A Music Therapist

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Department of Music and Performing Arts

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Music therapy

Alexandra is a music therapist for the Trial of Improvisational Music Therapy's Effectiveness for children with autism spectrum disorders (TIME-A), an international research study.

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Alexandra studied education at the University of Athens while completing her music studies in piano and music theory at the Conservatorium. In 2005 she completed her postgraduate studies in music therapy at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Since then she's worked in schools, hospital and community settings with people with autism, with severe and profound learning difficulties and with people with acquired brain injuries in the UK. She has also presented her work at national and international conferences.

Alongside the TIME-A project, Alexandra works in a secondary special needs school and in a paediatric oncology unit.

Research interests

  • Music therapy and autism, severe and profound learning difficulties, Rett Syndrome, onoology
  • Playfulness in music therapy
  • Interdisciplinary work


  • BA Education, University of Athens
  • PGDip Music Therapy, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Diploma in Piano performance and music theory

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member, British Association for Music Therapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council

Recent presentations and conferences

Georgaki, A. and Sutherland H., 2013. Joint music therapy and speech and language therapy groups in a secondary-aged special needs school. Poster presentation at the Inaugural Nordoff-Robinns Plus Research Conference, Music and Communication: Music Therapy and Music Psychology, London, UK.

Georgaki, A., 2012). Music therapy with people with Rett’s syndrome. Paper presentation at the European Congress of Dramatherapy and Playtherapy, Athens, Greece.

Georgaki, A., 2012. Music therapy groups for young people with severe learning difficulties who are about to leave education. Paper presentation at the Music Therapy and Dramatherapy conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.