Research
& Evaluation


We have a long-standing relationship with The University of Manchester, which drives the research side of our music therapy. Recently we worked with Dr Robyn Dowlen, who studied the ‘in the moment’ experiences of people living with dementia who took part in our Music in Mind programme.

PhD Studentship

Dr. Dowlen’s report concluded 3 main findings for people living with dementia and music-making:


Another recent research project (with HKD Research Ltd) examined the impact of Music in Mind on participants’ social, communication and musical skills, their mood, and their carer’s wellbeing. This evaluation’s findings also included:


Our Music and Dementia programmes are constantly evolving and improving to incorporate these themes into our practice.

To find out more about Dr. Dowlen’s research findings, please get in touch with the Camerata in the Community team.