Hilary Moss is Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at the World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland and previously the Director of the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. She completed her PhD in 2014 on aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts for older people in hospital at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine under the supervision of Prof Desmond O’Neill.  She is a musician and Music Therapist and has an MBA in Health Service Management. Her research interests include arts therapies; singing and health; health humanities; dementia, chronic pain and inter-disciplinary research. She has just conducted a major survey on the health benefits of singing in a health service workplace choir and was commissioned to research and develop training for dancers working in health care spaces. She is founder and chair of the Arts and Health Research Network at UL.


Moss H, Lynch J, O'Donoghue J. Exploring the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir: an international cross-sectional mixed-methods study. Perspectives in Public Health. 2017. http://hdl.handle.net.proxy.lib.ul.ie/10344/6922

Moss H, O’Neill D. Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia. Dementia. 2017:1471301217736163. http://hdl.handle.net.proxy.lib.ul.ie/10344/6216

Corrigan C, Peterson L, McVeigh C, Lavin P, GJ M, Wall C, et al. The Perception of Art among Patients and Staff on a Renal Dialysis Unit. Irish Medical Journal. 2017;110(9). http://hdl.handle.net.proxy.lib.ul.ie/10344/62

Khan W, Moss H. Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine. JAMA Neurology. 2017.  http://hdl.handle.net.proxy.lib.ul.ie/10344/5980

Moss H and O'Neill D. Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings. Lancet 2014;383:1032-3. http://hdl.handle.net.proxy.lib.ul.ie/10344/5363