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PhD Defence by Julian O’Kelly: The Development of Evidence Based Music Therapy with Disorders of Consciousness

PhD Defence by Julian O’Kelly: The Development of Evidence Based Music Therapy with Disorders of Consciousness

This thesis develops the evidence base for music therapy in the assessment of awareness in disorders of consciousness, or vegetative and minimally conscious states. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ROOM!

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29.04.2014 kl. 13.30 - 16.30

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The Development of Evidence Based Music Therapy with Disorders of Consciousness by Julian O’Kelly

This thesis develops the evidence base for music therapy in the assessment of awareness in disorders of consciousness, or vegetative and minimally conscious states.

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The thesis comprises a PhD by publication with three published peer reviewed papers, the last of which is freely available in open access format.

Paper I: O'Kelly, J., & Magee, W.L. (2013). Music therapy with disorders of consciousness and neuroscience: the need for dialogue. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. 22(2), 93-106.
doi: 10.1080/08098131.2012.709269

Paper II: O'Kelly, J., & Magee, W.L. (2013). The complementary role of music therapy in the detection of awareness in disorders of consciousness: an audit of concurrent SMART and MATADOC assessments. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23(2), 287-298.
doi:10.1080/09602011.2012.753395

Paper III: O'Kelly J., Magee, W.L. James, L., Palaniappan, R., Taborin, J., & Fachner, J.  (2013). Neurophysiological and behavioural responses to music therapy in vegetative and minimally conscious states. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:884. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00884
Available on an open access basis.

Examining Committee:
Assoc. Professor Niels Hannibal (Chair), AAU, Musikterapi, Denmark.
Professor Mari Tervaniemi, the Institute of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Professor Eckart Altenmüller, the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine at the University of Music Drama and Media in Hannover, Germany.

Supervisors: Associate Professor Dr. Wendy Magee and Professor Hanne Mette Ridder

The defence is followed by a reception.

Everybody is welcome!

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Department of Communikation and Psychology

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Aalborg University, Fibigerstræde 15, Auditorium A - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ROOM!