Erinn – PhD Graduate

Having practised music therapy for many years, I returned to academic work in order to understand more fully the relationship of music to social life and how this might be expressed in music therapy theory.

The Nordoff Robbins programme has offered me the opportunity to creatively pursue my own research agenda while providing solid methodological and theoretical training. The faculty are generous in their time and attention, and fellow students are stimulating and diverse in their backgrounds and interests. Seminars are filled with lively and challenging discussion, and are designed so that students at different stages of the research process can both learn from and help guide their colleagues. I could not imagine a better programme for anyone who is interested in a rigourous PhD experience, values a vibrant and supportive research community, and is passionate about contributing to an interdisciplinary conversation about what music therapy can be.