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Dr. Hilary Moss

PHD MBA Dip MTH

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

Book

Book Chapter

2007

Integrating Models of Music into Acute Hospitals: An Irish Perspective
Moss, Hilary
Music: Promoting health and Creating Community in Healthcare Contexts

2005

Rehabilitation alterer Schlaganfallpatienten: Evaluation
Moss, Hilary
Musiktherapie in der Neurorehabilitation

Conference Publication

2013

The Meath Foundation Research SymposiumThe Meath Foundation Research Symposium
Moss, H
The Meath Foundation Research SymposiumThe Meath Foundation Research Symposium

2012

Medical Gerontology Study DayMedical Gerontology Study Day
Moss, H
Medical Gerontology Study DayMedical Gerontology Study Day

2012

UK Association of Medical HumanitiesUK Association of Medical Humanities
Moss, H
UK Association of Medical HumanitiesUK Association of Medical Humanities

2012

ArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath ConferenceArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath Conference
Moss, H
ArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath ConferenceArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath Conference

2012

Music Network National Music and Health ConferenceMusic Network National Music and Health Conference
Moss, H
Music Network National Music and Health ConferenceMusic Network National Music and Health Conference

2011

European Geriatric Medicine SocietyEuropean Geriatric Medicine Society
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O'Neill, D
European Geriatric Medicine SocietyEuropean Geriatric Medicine Society

2011

Irish Gerontological SocietyIrish Gerontological Society
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O'Neill, D
Irish Gerontological SocietyIrish Gerontological Society

2011

Narratives of Health and Illness Across the LifespanNarratives of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
Moss, H
Narratives of Health and Illness Across the LifespanNarratives of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan

Edited Book

Other Publication

2011

Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients living with Stroke
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O’Neill, D

Peer Reviewed Journal

2018

Music Therapy, Spirituality and Transcendence
Moss, Hilary
Nordic Journal Of Music Therapy DOI: 10.1080/08098131.2018.1533573

2017

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

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
Irish Medical Journal

2016

Arts and Health: A New Paradigm
Moss, Hilary
Voices: A World Forum For Music Therapy DOI: 10.15845/voices.v16i3.863

2016
2016

A Fuller Picture: Evaluating an Art Therapy Programme in a Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Service
Catherina Brady, Hilary Moss, Brendan D Kelly
J Med Ethics; Medical Humanitiesj Med Ethics; Medical Humanities

2015

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

2015

Stravinsky syndrome: giving a voice to chronic stroke disease
O'Neill, D; MacSweeney, CA; Cornell, A; Moss, H
Quarterly Journal Of Medicine DOI: doi:10.1093/qjmed/hcu059

2015

Hospitalization and Aesthetic Health in Older Adults
Moss, H,Donnellan, C,O'Neill, D
Journal Of The American Medical Directors Association DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2014.10.019

2014

Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings
Moss, H,O'Neill, D
The Lancetthe Lancet

2013

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

2012
2012

A review of qualitative methodologies used to explore patient perceptions of arts and healthcare
Moss, H,Donnellan, C,O'Neill, D
J Med Ethics; Medical Humanitiesj Med Ethics; Medical Humanities DOI: 10.1136/medhum-2012-010196

2012
2009

What training do artists need to work in healthcare settings?
Moss, H,O'Neill, D
J Med Ethics; Medical Humanitiesj Med Ethics; Medical Humanities

2008

Reflections on Music Therapy and Arts in Health
Moss, H
British Journal Of Music Therapybritish Journal Of Music Therapy

2007

A Cure for the Soul? The Benefit of Live Music in the General Hospital
Moss, H and Nolan, E and O'Neill, D
Irish Medical Journal

2003

Service Evaluation: Music Therapy and Medicine for the Elderly
Moss, Hilay
British Journal Of Music Therapybritish Journal Of Music Therapy

1999

Creating a New Music Therapy Post: An Evidence-Based Research Project
Moss, Hilary
British Journal Of Music Therapybritish Journal Of Music Therapy

Published Report

2018

Dance and health research project
Moss, McLoughlin & O'Donoghue

2017