Dr Catherine Warner

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About me

I am programme leader for the MA Music Therapy and the MA Therapeutic Music Studies and a senior lecturer at UWE. I have been a n HCPC registered music therapist for over 25 years and have also worked as a professional cellist and pianist. My research interests are broad and I am passionately interested in the journey of the trainee music therapist and beyond qualification. Our team has  recently established the first supervision training course in music therapy, which can be taken as part of the MA Therapeutic Music Studies or as stand-alone CPD.

My PhD focussed on the ways that people with a profound learning disability can be influential in participatory research, through involvement in a music theropy project.

My undergraduate degree was in philosophy (but with Part 1 in music) at King's College, Cambridge with an emphasis on aesthetics, moral and political philosophy and philosopy of mind.

I have been part of the university team for two Erasmus+ projects over 4 years which developed and promoted training of educators to use the arts to support young learners across Europe affected by adverse life experiences.

Area of expertise

Training approaches in music therapy using humanistic and psychodynamic models, microanalysis of music therapy, community mental health practice using music therapy; participatory action research in music therapy


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