A/Prof. Jane Edwards

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2000

Contact

jane.edwards@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78046

Biography

Jane is the Course Director for Master of Child Play Therapy, a 2 year training. Deakin was the first Australian university to offer a Play Therapy qualification.
Previously Jane was a professor at the University of Limerick where she was Director of the Music & Health Research Group (1999-2013). She was a Guest Professor at the University of the Arts, Berlin (2004-2011) and has held honorary research appointments at University of Cambridge (2004) and Queen Margaret University (2012). She has enjoyed teaching exchanges with a number of universities including Berklee College of Music in Boston. previously held appointments at the University of Queensland (1993-2000), where she was the inaugural lecturer in music therapy, and at the University of Melbourne (1991-1993).
Jane is an expert in qualitative methods for healthcare research. Based on her expertise and experience she has given more than 20 keynote lectures in 7 countries. She is known for her clinical work in supporting parent-infant attachment, and in family centred psychosocial care of hospitalised children, particularly in burn injury and care.
Jane has more than 100 publications including 3 edited books one of which is the Oxford Handbook of Music Therapy. She has more than 40 research papers in peer reviewed journals. She has published 17 chapters in edited books. She is the Editor in Chief for The Arts in Psychotherapy published by Elsevier, and is the first music therapist and first Australian to hold this role.
Jane has received funding from the Health Services Executive in Ireland for mental health services research, from the Health Research Board of Ireland as well as the European Science Foundation, and the Irish Funds. In Australia she founded the parenting programme Sing & Grow with an inauguration grant from Family and Community Services. She founded the music therapy programme at Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane in 1993 and provided services through the programme including clinical supervision until she left Australia for Ireland in 2000.
Jane founded the Irish Research Council Summer School in Qualitative Methods for Health Care Researchers. She continues to mentor, support and advise qualitative researchers undertaking projects in healthcare settings.       

Jane serves on the board of directors for Pathways, a mental health support service in Geelong that is part of the NDIS pilot. Her work with the board has included serving on the working group to appoint a new CEO and chairing the service quality sub-committee. She is also a Ministerial appointment on the board of Tweddle Hospital, Footscray.

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Biography summary

Jane has extensive experience in healthcare research focusing on psychosocial need of patients and their families. She has developed unique approaches to qualitative research methods in healthcare including a significant contribution to the development of arts based research techniques.

Research interests

How do healthcare professionals use the findings from qualitative research?

How can the creative arts be incorporated into qualitative methods research in healthcare?

Music in everyday life

The rights of the child

Teaching interests

Supporting children and families following trauma

Qualitative research methods for healthcare

Parent infant attachment

Knowledge areas

Mental health

Psychosocial care

Qualitative research methods

Procedural support for hospitalised children

Music

Music therapy

Arts based research

Expertise

Dr Edwards can speak on music in everyday life, children's development, childhood trauma, and working with families. She facilitates groups in the workplace where issues have arisen that need exploration and resolution. She has worked in this capacity in Ireland, Australia and in the UK in healthcare, university, and community based settings. More information at http://creativityinpractice.blogspot.com.au/
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Publications

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2017

Narrating experiences of sexism in higher education: a critical feminist autoethnography to make meaning of the past, challenge the status quo and consider the future

J Edwards

(2017), Vol. 30, pp. 621-634, International journal of qualitative studies in education, London, Eng., C1

journal

The extant rationale for mandated therapy during psychotherapy and counselling training: a critical interpretive synthesis

J Edwards

(2017), pp. 1-16, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, United Kingdom, C1

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2016

Sad music as a means for acceptance-based coping

A Van den Tol, J Edwards, N Heflick

(2016), Vol. 20, pp. 68-83, Musicae scientiae, London, Eng., C1

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"Music therapy helped me get back doing": perspectives of music therapy participants in mental health services

T McCaffrey, J Edwards

(2016), Vol. 53, pp. 121-148, Journal of music therapy, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Child play therapists' understanding and application of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: a narrative analysis

J Edwards, J Parson, W O'Brien

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 133-145, International journal of play therapy, Washington, D.C., C1

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Using meta-synthesis to support application of qualitative methods findings in practice: a discussion of meta-ethnography, narrative synthesis, and critical interpretive synthesis

J Edwards, G Kaimal

(2016), Vol. 51, pp. 30-35, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The Oxford handbook of music therapy

J Edwards

(2016), Oxford, Eng., A1-1

book

Music's relevance for people affected by cancer: a meta-ethnography and implications for music therapists

C O'Callaghan, F McDermott, P Reid, N Michael, P Hudson, J Zalcberg, J Edwards

(2016), Vol. 53, pp. 398-429, Journal of music therapy, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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2015

Listening to sad music in adverse situations : how music selection strategies relate to self-regulatory goals, listening effects, and mood enhancement

A Van den Tol, J Edwards

(2015), Vol. 43, pp. 473-494, Psychology of music, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Considering the ways in which anti-oppressive practice principles can inform health research

S Baines, J Edwards

(2015), Vol. 42, pp. 28-34, The Arts in Psychotherapy, C1-1

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Exploring resistance and change in music therapy learning

J Edwards, S Gilbertson

(2015), pp. 219-241, International perspectives in music therapy education and training: adapting to a changing world, Springfield, Ill., B1

chapter

Music therapy and medical ethnomusicology: distinctive and connected

J Edwards, O McMahon

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-1, Voices: a world forum for music therapy, Bergen, Norway, C1

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Getting messy : playing, and engaging the creative, within research inquiry

J Edwards

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 437-440, Journal of music therapy, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Meeting art with art : arts-based methods enhance researcher reflexivity in research with mental health service users

T McCaffrey, J Edwards

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 515-532, Journal of music therapy, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Facilitating the highly bonded cohort : should more be done to anticipate and reduce the potential for hyper-cohesiveness and deindividuation in therapy training cohorts in universities?

J Edwards

(2014), Vol. 16, pp. 114-126, European journal of psychotherapy and counselling, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Including service users perspectives in research: Reflections of the music and health research group in the university of limerick.

S Baines, J Edwards, T McCaffrey, J Noone

(2014), Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists, C1-1

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The role of the music therapist in promoting parent infant attachment

J Edwards

(2014), Vol. 20, Canadian journal of music therapy, Waterloo, Ont., C1-1

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2013

Examining the role and functions of self-development in healthcare therapy trainings : a review of the literature with a modest proposal for the use of learning agreements

J Edwards

(2013), Vol. 15, pp. 214-232, European journal of psychotherapy and counselling, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

A change management perspective on the introduction of music therapy to interprofessional teams

A Ledger, J Edwards, M Morley

(2013), Vol. 27, pp. 714-732, Journal of health, organisation and management, Bingley, England, C1-1

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Exploring a rationale for choosing to listen to sad music when feeling sad

A Van den Tol, J Edwards

(2013), Vol. 41, pp. 440-465, Psychology of music, London, England, C1-1

journal
2012

We need to talk about epistemology : orientations, meaning, and interpretation within music therapy research

J Edwards

(2012), Vol. 49, pp. 372-394, Journal of music therapy, Cary, North Carolina, C1-1

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The power of music in medicine and health care

J Edwards

(2012), Vol. 4, pp. 112-117, Music and medicine, Thousand Oaks, California, C1-1

journal

The history and basic tenets of anthroposophical music therapy

A Intveen, J Edwards

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-19, Voices: a world forum for music therapy, Bergen, Norway, C1-1

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2011

Music therapy for children in hospital care : a stress and coping framework for practice

J Edwards, J Kennelly

(2011), pp. 150-165, Developments in music therapy practice : case study perspectives, Gilsum, New Hampshire, B1-1

chapter

Music therapy and parent-infant bonding

J Edwards

(2011), pp. 4-20, Music therapy and parent-infant bonding, Oxford, England, B1-1

chapter

A reflection on the role of informants from feminist theory in the field of music therapy

J Edwards

(2011), pp. 367-392, Readings on music therapy theory, Gilsum, New Hampshire, B1-1

chapter

The use of music therapy to promote attachment between parents and infants

J Edwards

(2011), Vol. 38, pp. 190-195, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

A music and health perspective on music's perceived 'goodness'

J Edwards

(2011), Vol. 20, pp. 90-101, Nordic journal of music therapy, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal

Arts-based research practices in music therapy research : existing and potential developments

A Ledger, J Edwards

(2011), Vol. 38, pp. 312-317, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Is there a role for music therapy in the recovery approach in mental health?

T McCaffrey, J Edwards, D Fannon

(2011), Vol. 38, pp. 185-189, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2009

Music and medicine in Ireland : a vibrant and developing community of practice

J Edwards

(2009), Vol. 1, pp. 117-122, Music and medicine, Thousand Oaks, California, C1-1

journal

Exploring the experiences of students in the final stage of music therapy training

S Smyth, J Edwards

(2009), Vol. 9, pp. 1-12, Voices: a world forum for music therapy, Bergen, Norway, C1-1

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2008

The use of music in healthcare contexts : a select review of writings from the 1890s to the 1940s

J Edwards

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 1-18, Voices: a world forum for music therapy, Bergen, Norway, C1-1

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2007

Expanding music therapy practice: incorporating the feminist frame

J Edwards, S Hadley

(2007), Vol. 34, pp. 199-207, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2006

Music therapy in the treatment and management of mental disorders

J Edwards

(2006), Vol. 23, pp. 33-35, Irish journal of psychological medicine, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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2005

Possibilities and problems for evidence-based practice in music therapy

J Edwards

(2005), Vol. 32, pp. 293-301, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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A reflection on the music therapist's role in developing a program in a children's hospital

J Edwards

(2005), Vol. 23, pp. 36-44, Music therapy perspectives, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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2004

Educating music therapy students about working with clients who have been sexually abused

J Edwards, K McFerran

(2004), Vol. 31, pp. 335-348, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Music therapy student supervision: considering aspects of resistance and parallel processes in the supervisory relationship with students in final clinical placement

J Edwards, B Daveson

(2004), Vol. 31, pp. 67-76, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Sorry for the silence: a contribution from feminist theory to the discourse(s) within music therapy

S Hadley, J Edwards

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 1-1, Voices: a world forum for music therapy, Sandane, Norway, C1-1

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Music therapy in paediatric rehabilitation: the application of modified grounded theory to identify categories of techniques used by a music therapist

J Edwards, J Kennelly

(2004), Vol. 13, pp. 112-126, Nordic journal of music therapy, London, Eng., C1-1

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2002

Using the evidence based medicine framework to support music therapy posts in health care settings

J Edwards

(2002), Vol. 16, pp. 29-34, British journal of music therapy, London, Eng., C1-1

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2001

A descriptive study exploring the role of music therapy in prisons

B Daveson, J Edwards

(2001), Vol. 28, pp. 137-141, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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1999

Music therapy in medical settings

J Edwards

(1999), pp. 7-30, Journal of the New Zealand Society for Music Therapy, Porirua, New Zealand, C1-1

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Considering the paradigmatic frame: social science research approaches relevant to research in music therapy

J Edwards

(1999), Vol. 26, pp. 73-80, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Music therapy with children hospitalised for severe injury or illness

J Edwards

(1999), Vol. 13, pp. 21-27, British journal of music therapy, London, Eng., C1-1

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1998

A role for music therapy in special education

B Daveson, J Edwards

(1998), Vol. 45, pp. 449-457, International journal of disability, development and education, London, Eng., C1-1

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1997

Providing music therapy to the unconscious child in the paediatric intensive care unit

J Kennelly, J Edwards

(1997), Vol. 8, pp. 18-29, Australian journal of music therapy, Deepdene, Vic., C1-1

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1995

You are singing beautifully: Music therapy and the debridement bath

J Edwards

(1995), Vol. 22, pp. 53-55, Arts in psychotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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1994

The use of music therapy to assist children who have severe burns

J Edwards

(1994), Vol. 1, pp. 3-6, Australian journal of music therapy, Deepdene, Vic., C1-1

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Grants

No grants found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report