Jonathan specialises in music therapy research with people with neurological problems and disorders of consciousness. He is passionate about understanding how music affects our functioning, health and well-being.
As well as being a music therapist, Jonathan is a clinical supervisor and researcher specialising in neurorehabilitation and neurological populations. He trained as a music therapist and then as a researcher at Anglia Ruskin University.
Jonathan was awarded his PhD in 2013 for his research in brief group music therapy for cognitive functional gains and emotional needs of adult brain injury survivors in community neurorehabilitation.
Jonathan's clinical work includes developing interdisciplinary interventions for people with acquired brain injury and their families. As a researcher, he is dedicated to developing evidence on the use of music and music therapy in assessment and intervention for people affected by neurological impairments and diseases.
Jonathan is currently on five supervisory teams:
Baker, F.A., Pool, J., Johansson, K., Wosch, T., Bukowska, A.A., Kulis, A., ... and Odell-Miller, H. (2021) 'Strategies for Recruiting People with Dementia to Music Therapy Studies: Systematic Review', Journal of Music Therapy, 58(4), pp. 373-407.
Pool, J.W., Siegert, R.J., Taylor, S., Dunford, C. and Magee, W. (2020) 'Evaluating the validity, reliability and clinical utility of the Music therapy Sensory Instrument for Cognition, Consciousness and Awareness (MuSICCA): protocol of a validation study', BMJ Open, 10(8), e039713.
Pool, J. and Magee, W.L. (2016) 'Music in the treatment of children and youth with prolonged disorders of consciousness', Front. Psychol., 7:202. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00202
Oldfield, A., Bell, K. and Pool, J. (2012) 'Three families and three music therapists: Reflections on short-term music therapy in child and family psychiatry', Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 21(3), pp. 250-267.
Pool, J. and Odell-Miller H. (2011) ;Aggression in music therapy and its role in creativity with reference to personality disorder', The Arts in Psychotherapy, 38(3), pp. 169-177.
Magee, W., Paasch, V., Bower, J. and Pool, J. (2022) 'Sensory Stimulation Children and Youth with Disorders of Consciousness: Recommendations from the Developing Evidence-Base' (oral presentation), in programme, The International Paediatric Brain Injury Society and the North American Brain Injury Society Joint Conference on Brain Injury, 21-24 September 2022, New York.
Pool, J., Odell-Miller, H., Hsu, M., Bloska, J., Wollersberger, N. and Crabtree, S. (2022) 'HOMESIDE: The UK experience of recruitment to an online randomised controlled trial for people affected by dementia (roundtable presentation)', in programme, European Music Therapy Conference, 8-12 June 2022, Edinburgh.
Pool, J. and Magee, W.L. (2021) 'The Constellation of Investigators: Multi-level, Multi-faceted Collaboration and Exchange to Develop a Music Therapy Tool for Children with Disorders of Consciousness' (oral presentation), in programme, British Association for Music Therapy BAMT Conference, 9-11 April 2021, online.
Pool, J., Hsu, M., Odell-Miller, H., Gattino, G. and Magee, W.L. (2021) 'International Efforts in Developing Music Therapy Research: A Roundtable' (roundtable presentation), in programme, British Association for Music Therapy BAMT Conference, 9-11 April 2021, online.
Pool, J., Siegert, R., Taylor, S. and Magee, W.L. (2018) 'Novel Approaches in the Evaluation and Treatment of Children with Disorders of Consciousness: Music in Evaluation and Treatment' (oral presentation), The Third International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain injury, 26-28 September 2018, Belfast.
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