National Music Therapy Research Unit
NaMTRU aims to engage and integrate with key stakeholders and to educate and empower students and practitioners to enrich society through music therapy.
The National Music Therapy Research Unit (NaMTRU) was established by Emeritus Professor Denise Grocke in 1999 as a mechanism for promoting and disseminating research relevant to the practice of music therapy. Since that time, NaMTRU has provided a research milieu for academics and graduate researchers, promoting a balance of empirical, theoretical, clinical and musical dimensions in research.
Research at NaMTRU
NaMTRU has generated a rich tradition of funded research and productively disseminated findings in international and local forums. See the 2010 NaMTRU Research Report for more information about our research outcomes.
All students completing their music therapy training in the Masters of Music Therapy Coursework program are also required to undertake a minor independent research project in their final year.
Key Research Areas
Current PhD Researchers
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PhD research in Music Therapy
Interested in music therapy research? Find out more about our PhD program and how you can contribute to the growing body of music therapy research.
Music Therapy coursework programs
As well as research programs, we also offer pathways for students to become music therapists through our Master of Music Therapy program.
Find out more about other music therapy programs at the Conservatorium, and meet our teaching staff.