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Dr. Hilary Moss

Biography

Hilary Moss is Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at the World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland and formerly the Director of the National Centre for Arts and Health, 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. She established the Arts and Health Research Cluster at UL and is a member of the Health Research Institute and the Ageing Research Cluster at University of Limerick. She is on the board of the Irish Humanities Alliance, is country representative on the European Music Therapy Confederation and an editor of Music and Medicine International Journal.Research interests include aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts in health care settings; singing, health and well-being; music and chronic pain; spirituality, music and health; health humanities; arts and health practice; music in everyday life and inter-disciplinary research. For further list of publications, conference presentations, funding and research activity please contact Hilary.Moss@ul.ie Watch my UL TALK for more information on my research interests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1t3lr_eWwI

Research Interests

Research interests include aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts in health care settings; singing, health and well-being; music and chronic pain; spirituality, music and health; health humanities; arts and health practice; music in everyday life and inter-disciplinary research. For further list of publications, conference presentations, funding and research activity please contact Hilary.Moss@ul.ie Watch my UL TALK for more information on my research interests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1t3lr_eWwI

Teaching Interests

I have extensive experience of several methods of teaching, including large lectures, seminars, small group tutorials, individual supervision, workplace teaching (healthcare settings) and blended learning (online courses). I combine practical, experiential art making (music, art, creative writing and film) with theory, formal teaching and discussion.

I am Course Director of the MA Music Therapy at UL, teaching students all aspects of the curriculum. I supervise individual research students, supervise clinical practice, teach theory, musical and clinical skills and teach individual, small group and classroom size groups. I am experienced in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate as well as adults returning to learning and engaging through non-traditional routes. I currently supervise 5 PhD students. I lead a module entitled Music, Dance and Human Behaviour for undergraduates as well as giving guest lectures to courses including MA Classical Strings, MA Community Music and more.
In the last two years I have led a review of all modules on the MA Music Therapy. Student evaluations have been received twice each year since 2016 with positive feedback on my teaching content, delivery and course structure.

I have experience of Third level course design and development, including developing two brand new courses - one for medical students at Trinity College Dublin (medical humanities) and one for artists working in healthcare settings (Maynooth University) and a new module for undergraduate students at UL (Arts and Health). I regularly evaluate my teaching through surveys and qualitative feedback from students. I have experience of assessing students through both written and verbal methods, recruitment processes and supervision of medical students' research projects and supervising medical students' research. I have established a number of partnerships with cultural institutions who offer education and outreach programme to service users in hospital. These include the National Gallery of Ireland, IMMA and the National Concert Hall.
I regularly conduct site visits for music therapy students, observing their work, liaising with placement co-ordinators and offering real-time feedback on work being conducted on placement.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2018 Irish Humanities Alliance ,
  • 2018 Healthy Campus Committee, UL,
  • 2018 Irish World Academy Research Approval Process Committee,
  • 2018 Irish World Academy Quality Review,
  • 2016 British Association of Music Therapy Teaching and Education committee,
  • 2016 UL Personal Advisor Student Support Committee,
  • 2008 Kildare County Council Arts in Health Steering Group,
  • 2003 Health Service Executive Eastern Region Arts Committee ,

Association

  • 2017 Country Representative, European Music Therapy Confederation
  • 2016 AssociateMember, Royal Society for Public Health (UK)
  • 2003 Member, Association of Arts Co-ordinators in Hospitals, Ireland
  • 2003 Member, Society for the Arts in Healthcare, USA
  • 1999 Member, Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists
  • 1996 Member, British Association of Music Therapy

Employment

  • 2016 University of Limerick - Course Director and Senior Lecturer
  • 2010 Trinity College Dublin - Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine
  • 2010 Maynooth University - Occasional Lecturer
  • 2003 Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin - Director of Arts and Health
  • 2002 Haringey NHS Trust, London - Music Therapist Researcher
  • 1999 The Carers Association - Family Resource Centre Manager, West Dublin
  • 1996 West London NHS Trust & Oxfordshire NHS, UK - Music Therapist

Education

  • 2014 Trinity College Dublin, School of Medicine - PhD
  • 2002 University College Dublin (UCD) - MBA
  • 1996 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy
  • 1994 University of Reading - BA (Hons)

Consultancy

  • 2006 Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children - Consultancy service for Per Cent for Art design/art commissions for hospital
  • 2006 Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust - External clinical supervisor
  • 2006 Blue Box Creative Centre, Limerick - Independent service evaluation and recommendations for art and music therapy services.
  • 2005 Meath Community Unit - Consultancy to develop music therapy service

Award

  • 2006 - Business2Arts award
  • 2005 - Health Service Executive Innovation Awards

Other

  • Queen Margaret University, Scotland, 2018 - 2021
  • Member of HRI 2017 - present
  • Member 2019 - present. Awarded funding €267,000 to cluster
  • Irish World Academy, participated in selection and interview process for Classical Strings Associate Teacher 2018
  • 2018; Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Outreach

  • Developing music therapy engagement/relationship with University of Cape Coast and local community health organisations in Ghana. 2018 -

Publications

Books

2021

Music and Creativity in Hospitals and Healthcare Settings: Does Music Matter?
Moss, H.
(2021) Music and Creativity in Hospitals and Healthcare Settings: Does Music Matter?
UK : Routledge Focus Series

2006

Patient Voices, Poems by patients of The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin
Moss, Hilary and Granier, Mark
(2006) Patient Voices, Poems by patients of The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin
Colour Books Ltd Dublin

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

An evaluation of workplace choir singing amongst Health Service staff in Ireland
Moss, H and O'Donoghue, J
(2019) An evaluation of workplace choir singing amongst Health Service staff in Ireland
In Health Promotion International; pp. 1 - 8
DOI: doi: 10.1093/heapro/daz044.

2019

Music in the chronic pain experience: An Investigation into the Use of Music and Music therapy by Patients and Staff at a Hospital Outpatient Pain Clinic
Fitzpatrick, K and Moss, H and Harmon, D
(2019) Music in the chronic pain experience: An Investigation into the Use of Music and Music therapy by Patients and Staff at a Hospital Outpatient Pain Clinic
In Music and Medicine; pp. 6- 22.

2018

Music Therapy, Spirituality and Transcendence
Moss, Hilary
(2018) Music Therapy, Spirituality and Transcendence
In Nordic Journal Of Music Therapy;
DOI: 10.1080/08098131.2018.1533573

2017

The Perception of Art among Patients and Staff on a Renal Dialysis Unit
Corrigan, C and Peterson, L and McVeigh, C and Lavin, PJ and GJ, Mellotte and Wall, C and Baker Kerrigan, A and Barnes, L and O’Neill, D and Moss, H
(2017) The Perception of Art among Patients and Staff on a Renal Dialysis Unit
In Irish Medical Journal;

2017

Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine
Khan W, Moss H.
(2017) Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine
In Jama Neurology;
[ULIR]

2017

Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia
Moss, Hilary; O'Neill, Desmond
(2017) Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia
In Dementia-International Journal Of Social Research And Practice;
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301217736163
[ULIR]

2017

Exploring the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir: an international cross-sectional mixed-methods study
Moss, H and Lynch, J and O'Donoghue, J
(2017) Exploring the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir: an international cross-sectional mixed-methods study
In Perspectives in Public Health; pp. 160- 168
DOI: DOI: 10.1177/1757913917739652

2017

Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine
Khan, W. and Moss, H.
(2017) Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine
In JAMA Neurology;
DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.1639

2016

Arts and Health: A New Paradigm
Moss, Hilary
(2016) Arts and Health: A New Paradigm
In Voices: A World Forum For Music Therapy;
DOI: 10.15845/voices.v16i3.863
[ULIR]

2016

The Role of the Curator in Modern Hospitals: A transcontinental perspective
Moss, H; O'Neill, D
(2016) The Role of the Curator in Modern Hospitals: A transcontinental perspective
In The Journal of medical humanities;
DOI: 10.1007/s10912-016-9423-3
[ULIR]

2015

Stravinsky syndrome: giving a voice to chronic stroke disease
O'Neill, D; MacSweeney, CA; Cornell, A; Moss, H
(2015) Stravinsky syndrome: giving a voice to chronic stroke disease
In Quarterly Journal Of Medicine; pp. 489-493
DOI: doi:10.1093/qjmed/hcu059

2015

Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals
Khan, WU,Mohamad Onn Yap, IA,O’Neill, D,Moss, H
(2015) Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals
In Medical Humanities;
DOI: 10.1136/medhum-2015-010778
[ULIR]

2015

A Community Art Therapy Group for Adults With Chronic Pain
O'Neill, A and Moss, H
(2015) A Community Art Therapy Group for Adults With Chronic Pain
In Art Therapy; pp. 158-167
DOI: DOI: 10.1080/07421656.2015.1091642

2014

The aesthetic and cultural interests of patients attending an acute hospital. A phenomenological study
Moss, H,O'Neill, D
(2014) The aesthetic and cultural interests of patients attending an acute hospital. A phenomenological study
In Journal Of Advanced Nursing; pp. 121-129
[ULIR]

2014

Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings
Moss, H,O'Neill, D
(2014) Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings
In The Lancetthe Lancet; pp. 1032-1033
[ULIR]

2013

The Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients with Stroke
O'Connell, Clare,Cassidy, Aoife,O'Neill, Desmond,Moss, Hilary
(2013) The Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients with Stroke
In Journal Of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases;
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2013.04.027
[ULIR]

2012

A review of qualitative methodologies used to explore patient perceptions of arts and healthcare
Moss, H,Donnellan, C,O'Neill, D
(2012) A review of qualitative methodologies used to explore patient perceptions of arts and healthcare
In J Med Ethics; Medical Humanitiesj Med Ethics; Medical Humanities; pp. 106-109
DOI: 10.1136/medhum-2012-010196
[ULIR]

2012

The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, The Weinstein Company and UK Film Council, 2010
Moss, Hilary
(2012) The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, The Weinstein Company and UK Film Council, 2010
In Arts & Health; pp. 183-185
DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2011.584887

2012

Medical Humanities - Serious Academic Pursuit or Doorway to Dilettantism?
Moss, H and O'Neill, D
(2012) Medical Humanities - Serious Academic Pursuit or Doorway to Dilettantism?
In Irish Medical Journal; pp. 261 - 2

2009

What training do artists need to work in healthcare settings?
Moss, H,O'Neill, D
(2009) What training do artists need to work in healthcare settings?
In J Med Ethics; Medical Humanitiesj Med Ethics; Medical Humanities; pp. 101-105

2008

Reflections on Music Therapy and Arts in Health
Moss, H
(2008) Reflections on Music Therapy and Arts in Health
In British Journal Of Music Therapybritish Journal Of Music Therapy; pp. 83-87

2007

A Cure for the Soul? The Benefit of Live Music in the General Hospital
Moss, H and Nolan, E and O'Neill, D
(2007) A Cure for the Soul? The Benefit of Live Music in the General Hospital
In Irish Medical Journal; pp. 636 - 638

2003

Service Evaluation: Music Therapy and Medicine for the Elderly
Moss, Hilay
(2003) Service Evaluation: Music Therapy and Medicine for the Elderly
In British Journal Of Music Therapybritish Journal Of Music Therapy; pp. 76-90

1999

Creating a New Music Therapy Post: An Evidence-Based Research Project
Moss, Hilary
(1999) Creating a New Music Therapy Post: An Evidence-Based Research Project
In British Journal Of Music Therapybritish Journal Of Music Therapy; pp. 49-59

Conference Publications

2017

1st International Dementia and the Arts Reearch Conference, Royal Society for Public Health, UK
Moss, H
(2017) 1st International Dementia and the Arts Reearch Conference, Royal Society for Public Health, UK

2017

3rd International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference: ‘Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare', Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery
Moss, H
(2017) 3rd International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference: ‘Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare', Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery

2017

Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference,Bristol, UK
Moss, H
(2017) Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference,Bristol, UK

2016

Annual Research Day , Department of Medical Gerontology & The Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin
Moss, H
(2016) Annual Research Day , Department of Medical Gerontology & The Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin

2016

Psycho-Oncology and the Arts 18th International Psycho-Oncology Society Congress
Moss, H
(2016) Psycho-Oncology and the Arts 18th International Psycho-Oncology Society Congress

2016

Health Research Futures Lab Research Showcase, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick
Moss, Hilary
(2016) Health Research Futures Lab Research Showcase, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick

2016

Re-Visioning our Voice: Resourcing music therapy for contemporary needsBritish Association of Music Therapy Bi-annual Conference, Glasgow.
Moss, Hilary
(2016) Re-Visioning our Voice: Resourcing music therapy for contemporary needsBritish Association of Music Therapy Bi-annual Conference, Glasgow.

2016

Rethinking Ageing and Memory through interdisciplinary research, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Moss, H
(2016) Rethinking Ageing and Memory through interdisciplinary research, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

2016

Song performance; context and its transformative power. The 46th Kommission fur Volksdichtung International Ballad Conference: Songs of Liberation, Rebellion and Resistance
Moss, H
(2016) Song performance; context and its transformative power. The 46th Kommission fur Volksdichtung International Ballad Conference: Songs of Liberation, Rebellion and Resistance

2013

The Meath Foundation Research SymposiumThe Meath Foundation Research Symposium
Moss, H
(2013) The Meath Foundation Research SymposiumThe Meath Foundation Research Symposium
In The Meath Foundation Research SymposiumThe Meath Foundation Research Symposium; DublinDublin

2012

Medical Gerontology Study DayMedical Gerontology Study Day
Moss, H
(2012) Medical Gerontology Study DayMedical Gerontology Study Day
In Medical Gerontology Study DayMedical Gerontology Study Day; Trinity College DublinTrinity College Dublin

2012

Music Network National Music and Health ConferenceMusic Network National Music and Health Conference
Moss, H
(2012) Music Network National Music and Health ConferenceMusic Network National Music and Health Conference
In Music Network National Music and Health ConferenceMusic Network National Music and Health Conference; Dublin CastleDublin Castle

2012

UK Association of Medical HumanitiesUK Association of Medical Humanities
Moss, H
(2012) UK Association of Medical HumanitiesUK Association of Medical Humanities
In UK Association of Medical HumanitiesUK Association of Medical Humanities; University of CorkUniversity of Cork

2012

ArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath ConferenceArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath Conference
Moss, H
(2012) ArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath ConferenceArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath Conference
In ArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath ConferenceArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath Conference; BelfastBelfast

2011

Narratives of Health and Illness Across the LifespanNarratives of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
Moss, H
(2011) Narratives of Health and Illness Across the LifespanNarratives of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
In Narratives of Health and Illness Across the LifespanNarratives of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan; DublinDublin

2011

European Geriatric Medicine SocietyEuropean Geriatric Medicine Society
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O'Neill, D
(2011) European Geriatric Medicine SocietyEuropean Geriatric Medicine Society
In European Geriatric Medicine SocietyEuropean Geriatric Medicine Society; Malaga, SpainMalaga, Spain

2011

Irish Gerontological SocietyIrish Gerontological Society
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O'Neill, D
(2011) Irish Gerontological SocietyIrish Gerontological Society
In Irish Gerontological SocietyIrish Gerontological Society; Irish Journal of Medical ScienceIrish Journal of Medical Science DublinDublin

Published Reports

2018

Dance and health research project
Moss, McLoughlin & O'Donoghue
(2018) Dance and health research project
Limerick, Ireland : University of Limerick

2018

Sing while you work - the well-being benefits of workplace choirs
Moss & O'Donoghue
(2018) Sing while you work - the well-being benefits of workplace choirs
Limerick : University of Limerick

2017

Sing Yourself Better: The Health and Well-being Benefits of Singing in a Choir
Moss, Hilary; Lynch, Julie; O'Donoghue, Jessica
(2017) Sing Yourself Better: The Health and Well-being Benefits of Singing in a Choir
UL : Irish Wolrld Academy of Music and Dance
[ULIR]

Non Published Reportss

2014

National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2014
Moss, Hilary
(2014) National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2014

2012

National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2012
Moss, Hilary
(2012) National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2012

2012

National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2013
Moss,Hilary
(2012) National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2013

2011

National Centre for Arts and HealthAnnual Report 2011
Moss, Hilary
(2011) National Centre for Arts and HealthAnnual Report 2011

Artworks

2012

Designing medical humanities curricula: What are the cultural, artistic and leisure pursuits of medical students?
Jenkins, E,Mawhinney, R,Moss, H,O’Neill, D
(2012) Designing medical humanities curricula: What are the cultural, artistic and leisure pursuits of medical students?
2nd year Research Study Day2nd year Research Study Day : School of Medicine Trinity College DublinSchool of Medicine Trinity College Dublin

2011

Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients living with Stroke
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O’Neill, D
(2011) Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients living with Stroke
Trinity Medical School ConferenceTrinity Medical School Conference

Electronic Articles

2011

Perspectives: Can good arts and health practice be taught?
Moss, H
(2011) Perspectives: Can good arts and health practice be taught?
www.artsandhealth.iewww.artsandhealth.ie

Presentations

2011

Aesthetic deprivation disorder? The role of the arts in hospital
Moss, H
(2011) Aesthetic deprivation disorder? The role of the arts in hospital
4th School Of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day4th School Of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day : Trinity College DublinTrinity College Dublin

Unpublished works

2010

National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2010
Moss, Hilary
(2010) National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2010
DublinDublin : Tallaght HospitalTallaght Hospital pp. 15-