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Provocation Series 2022                                                                                            View this email in your browser 

HOW COULD WE USE MUSICAL LISTENING INTERVENTIONS IN OUR CLINICAL RESEARCH PRACTICE?

 6th April, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

NHS R&D North West in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Liverpool

The Provocations Series was launched in July 2021 with the first of six seminars.  Since then we have had our second seminar on how the language we use impacts on the clinical care we give.  Our third seminar in the series is now been planned and will take place on 6th April 2022, 1 - 4pm and the theme is “Music for Health and Well Being”.  The session which will include extended time for conversations driven by participants, invites us to explore the topic in relation to people's NHS experience and knowledge of clinical practice. 
 
The 'provocation' approach is partly about taking people outside of their comfort zone to explore research fields that are quite different from their own areas of expertise and to see how this might challenge us to think about our work in new ways.  It can initially feel quite daunting/disorienting/uncomfortable to grapple with new ideas and methods, especially given the limited time available, but that is part of the process/challenge and can be generative of new insights and learning.  Everyone is in a similar position, including the researcher leading the seminars, as we are all exploring new terrain together in crossing disciplinary boundaries - there are no wrong answers! It is about sharing knowledge, experiences and ideas and how these provocations might help us think about things in a new light.  The seminar is facilitated in a way that aims to create a safe, inclusive space in which everyone feels able and empowered to participate and contribute. 
 
We hope you can spare us some time to share your thoughts with us on the 6th April.  It’s free of charge to those who have a personal invitation (that means you, but if you are not able to make it and can identify someone you work with who would benefit or enjoy the session, please let us know so we can register them).  Where these conversations take us remains to be seen - it is likely that you will find yourself with "more questions than answers", but hopefully you will see that these questions can help us to find where we want to go next with this work.  We are aiming to identify some clear actions to take forward from each seminar, which might include, but is not limited to, continuing these conversations beyond the lifespan of the sessions - what these actions might be is up to you!
 
This seminar will be led by Dr Eduardo Coutinho, a Senior Lecturer of the Department of Music at the University of Liverpool.  His work spans a variety of fields with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary areas of Music Psychology, Affective Sciences and Healthcare Informatics. He is also the Director of the Applied Music Research Lab (AM Lab), an interdisciplinary research group that aims to harness the benefits of music for improving people's lives through the development of methods and tools that permit using music in systematic ways for improving different aspects of health and well-being.
 
The seminar will be held online via MS Teams and we will be using a newly developed virtual open space methodology.  By using this approach, Eduardo intends to explore with NHS clinical researchers the potential contribution of two music listening interventions for supporting (a) people living with depression, and (b) stroke survivors suffering from spasticity. In particular, he would hope the discussion leads to some specific outcomes around:
 

  • The perceived value of these interventions and the types of evidence that the NHS would need to consider to integrate and/or recommend them;
  • How these interventions could complement/extend/enhance existent treatment in acceptable and cost-effective ways;
  • Other areas of clinical research practice where the basic principles of these interventions could be applied to
  • Collaborations between the AM Lab and NHS clinicians to develop research grant applications related to (these and other) music-based interventions;
  • Ways of involving patients and clinicians in our research to develop meaningful music-based interventions that lead to tangible outcomes.

Places are limited and priority will be given to those personally invited by us, if you would like to explore these ideas, your relationship to them and perhaps transform the way you view your role and responsibilities, please email Joanne Simpson by clicking here.

Further details regarding the session and how to join will be sent out once you have registered.

SAVE THE DATES
 
We are now able to give you advance notice of our next provocation seminars and for your personal planning purposes, please make a note of the dates.  Further details will be sent out in due course regarding these seminars in the series.
 

COVID Death & Bereavement - 10th May 2022, 1-4pm
 
Multimedia “home-making” in the NHS - 6th July 2022, 1-4pm
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