Ros Hawley

Key information

MMus, distinction (SOAS) Ad Cert PCS (GSMD) GRNCM (RNCM)
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Thesis title
A Reflexive Study of Music Practice in a UK Paediatric Hospital Setting


I am a UK based clarinettist, workshop leader, trainer and researcher working in health, well being and disability settings. I work across the UK for a range of music organisations in the sector delivering training, creative project work and evaluation. I'm based in Manchester where I work as Music for Health Specialist for LIME Arts/Music for Health, and deliver training on a Music for Health module for students at The Royal Northern College of Music. I am a keen collaborator, and have worked closely with guitarist and composer Mark Fisher for many years; our hospital project, Songbirds, has been highlighted by the Council for Disabled Children and National Children's Bureau as a model of good practice in listening to the individual child (2016). My professional practice is the basis of my PhD study at SOAS.

Research interests

  • Musician practice in Hospital settings
  • Musician learning and practice development in health and disability contexts;
  • Music
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Music and Healing
  • Medical Ethnomusicology

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