AsPr 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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2016

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards, Dr Judi Parson, Wendy O`Brien

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

journal
2015

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

Annemieke J.M. Van den Tol, A/Prof Jane 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

Susan Baines, A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

Exploring resistance and change in music therapy learning

A/Prof Jane Edwards, Simon 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

A/Prof Jane Edwards, Oonagh MacMahon

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

journal

Meeting Art with Art: Arts-Based Methods Enhance Researcher Reflexivity in Research with Mental Health Service Users

Triona McCaffrey, A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 437-440, 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?

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

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

Susan Baines, A/Prof Jane Edwards, Triona McCaffery, Jason Noone

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

journal
2013

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

Annemieke J.M. Van den Tol, A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

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

Alison Ledger, A/Prof Jane Edwards, Michael Morley

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

journal

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal
2012

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

The history and basic tenets of anthroposophical music therapy

Andrea Intveen, A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

The power of music in medicine and health care

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal
2011

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

chapter

Music therapy and parent-infant bonding

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

chapter

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards, Jeanette Kennelly

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

chapter

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

Triona McCaffrey, A/Prof Jane Edwards, Dominic Fannon

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

journal

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

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

Alison Ledger, A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

Towards a conceptual understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and community functioning

Judy Taylor, A/Prof Jane Edwards, Sonia Champion, Simon Cheers, Alwin Chong, Rachel Cummins, Brian Cheers

(2011), Vol. 47, pp. 94-110, Community development journal, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

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

Alison Ledger, A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

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

Triona McCaffrey, A/Prof Jane Edwards, Dominic Fannon

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

journal
2009

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

Selina Smyth, A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal

Improving transfer of mental health care for rural and remote consumers in South Australia

Judy Taylor, A/Prof Jane Edwards, Ms Fiona Kelly, ken fielke

(2009), Vol. 17, pp. 216-224, Health and social care in the community, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Gender, sexuality and embodiment : access to and experience of healthcare by same-sex attracted women in Australia

A/Prof Jane Edwards, Helen van Roekel

(2009), Vol. 57, pp. 193-210, Current sociology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

(2009), Vol. 20, pp. 90-101, Nordic journal of music therapy, London, England, C1-1

journal
2008

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal
2007

Expanding music therapy practice: incorporating the feminist frame

A/Prof Jane Edwards, Susan Hadley

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

journal
2006

Music therapy in the treatment and management of mental disorders

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal
2005

Possibilities and problems for evidence-based practice in music therapy

A/Prof Jane Edwards

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

journal
2004

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards, Katrina McFerran

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

journal

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

A/Prof Jane Edwards, Barbara Daveson

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

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