Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries
Areas of Expertise: Music therapy
Indicative thesis title: Investigating music therapy assessment and evaluation procedures for young people with intellectual disabilities in UK schools.
Supervisory team: Prof Helen Odell-Miller (1st), Prof Amelia Oldfield (2nd)
Veronica trained at Roehampton University, London in 1985-86, having previously qualified as a teacher in 1982. Between 1987-2013 she worked as a music therapist and teacher in mainstream and special schools with children, young people and families with a variety of special educational needs in South-East England.
Veronica was a senior lecturer on the Roehampton music therapy training course between 2006-2013, and from 2013-2015 worked on a project to deliver and evaluate the impact of music therapy on the children’s wards at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Since 2003 she has run a private supervision practice in Hampshire, where she also lives. Veronica has been involved with Key Changes Music Therapy service since it began as Hampshire MusicSpace in 1997.
Veronica is a flautist and greatly enjoys playing and teaching the flute. She began her PhD in 2016 and hopes to complete in 2021.
Molyneux, C., Apreleva, A., Blauth, L., Bloska, J, and Austin, V., 2020. Book Review: Barbara L. Wheeler and Kathleen Murphy (eds), Music Therapy Research. British Journal of Music Therapy, 34, pp. 61-66.
Anderson, C., Austin, V., Corke, E., Fearn, M. C., Mitchell, E., Tomlinson, J., 2015. The Flute. In Oldfield, A., Tomlinson, J., Loombe, D. (eds), 2015. Flute, Accordion or Clarinet? Using characteristics of our instruments in music therapy (London: Jessica Kingsley), pp. 69-94.