Published: 28 July 2014 at 15:34
Impact of Professor Oldfield’s 34-year career is recognised by international body
An academic from Anglia Ruskin University has become the first ever recipient of the World Federation of Music Therapists’ Clinical Impact Award.
Amelia Oldfield, Professor of Music Therapy, was presented with the honour during the opening ceremony of the 14th World Congress of Music Therapy earlier this month.
The conference, held in Krems, Austria, was attended by over 1,000 music therapists and students from 46 different countries, and Professor Oldfield received the award for her “long-term impact on advancing the knowledge and practice of music therapy”.
Professor Oldfield has worked continuously as a clinical music therapist for the past 34 years and helped to set up the world-leading Masters in Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin in 1994.
In addition to her role at Anglia Ruskin, Professor Oldfield works three days a week at the Croft Child and Family Unit, which is part of the Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, she assesses and treats young children with a wide range of developmental and emotional difficulties, and will often work jointly with the children and their families.
Professor Oldfield said: