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Wendy Magee

Dr. Wendy Magee

Associate Professor

Departments:

Music Therapy

Contact:

wmagee@temple.edu

215-204-8314

 

    • B.M.: Music Therapy, University of Melbourne, Australia
      Ph.D.: Music, University of Sheffield, UK
      Postgraduate Diploma: Harpsichord Performance, Royal College of Music, London

      As an undergraduate student, Dr Magee developed a passion for working in adult neurology, which has continued througout her academic career. In 1990, she began working at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London with adults with acquired and complex neuro-disabilities. With over 20 years experience working in neurology, she has developed extensive specialist clinical skills in this area and has pursued a range of research with adults with neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease, low awareness states, and Locked-in Syndrome. Dr. Magee is widely published in peer-reviewed music therapy, interdisciplinary and rehabilitation journals with a number of research topics and has an extensive international teaching and conference portfolio. She has published 25 articles in international refereed journals; 15 book chapters in edited volumes; and over 45 refereed conference presentations

      She is a Fellow in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) and brought the first International Training Institute for NMT to Europe in 2009, gaining funding grants from competitive sources to establish a bursary scheme which enabled international delegates from geographically and economically disadvantaged regions of the world to attend. Awarded a Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Fellowship in 2009, she undertook an international study into the applications of music technology in health and educational contexts in the USA, based at Berklee College of Music in Boston. This fellowship culminated in hosting an international interdisciplinary conference in London in 2010 and a forthcoming edited book on Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings in 2013.

      Dr. Magee currently serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Music Therapy and Music Therapy Perspectives, with previous positions held with the Australian Journal of Music Therapy (Associate Editor) and the British Journal of Music Therapy. She is a past Chair of the British Society for Music Therapy (2006 – 2010) during which time the BSMT transformed to the new organization of the British Association for Music Therapy. She has represented the Association of Professional Music Therapists in the UK for many years as an advisor on several governmental strategic working parties and multi-professional bodies. She is presently a member of the Commission of Research and Ethics for the World Federation of Music Therapy.

      Her current research and theoretical interests include:
      (1) Developing the evidence base for Music Therapy practice in neurology and rehabilitation, including developing and testing treatment methods and measurement tools, and within interdisciplinary practice
      (2) Advancing the clinical application of new and emerging electronic music technologies in Music Therapy, including brain-computer interfacing and assistive technologies for music-making
      (3) Furthering understanding of Queer identity issues in modern health contexts: gender, sexuality and fertility in the 21st century

    • Books
      Magee, W.L. (2013) Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

      Peer Reviewed Journals
      Magee, W.L.,
      Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G; Daveson, B.A., & Taylor, S.M. (2013). Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC): Standardisation of the principal subscale to assess awareness in patients with disorders of consciousness. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09602011.2013.844174. [Epub ahead of print]

      O’Kelly, J. & Magee, W.L. (2013). Music therapy with people with disorders of consciousness and neuroscience: the need for dialogue. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 22(2), 93-106.

      Burland, K. & Magee, W.L. (2013) Developing identities using music technology in therapeutic settings. Psychology of Music. [Epub ahead of print]

      Magee, W.L., Baker, F., Daveson, B., Hitchen, Kennelly, J., Leung, M., Tamplin, J. (2011). Music Therapy Methods with Children, Adolescents and Adults with Severe Neurobehavioural Disorders. Music Therapy Perspectives, 29(1), 5-13.

      Magee, W.L., Bertolami, M., Kubicek, L., LaJoie, M., Martino, L., Sankowski, A., Townsend, J., Whitehead-Pleaux, A. & Zigo, J. (2011). Using music technology in music therapy with populations across the life span in medical and educational programs. Music and Medicine, 3(3),146-153.

      Miranda, E.R., Magee, W.L., Wilson, J., Eaton, J. & Palaniappan, R. (2011). Brain-Computer Music Interfacing: From Basic Research to the Real World of Special Needs. Music and Medicine, 3(3), 134-140.

      Bradt, J., Magee, W.L.,  Dileo, C., Wheeler, B. & McGilloway, E. (2010). Music therapy for acquired brain injury. (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 7. Art. No.: CD006787. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006787.pub2. Impact Factor: 4.654

      Ansdell, G., Davidson, J., Magee, W., Meehan, J. & Proctor, S. (2010). From “This F***king Life” to “That’s Better”… in Four Minutes: An interdisciplinary exploration of music therapy and affect modulation. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 19(1). 3-28.

      Hitchen, H, Magee, W.L. & Soeterik, S. (2010). Music therapy in the treatment of patients with neuro-behavioural disorders stemming from acquired brain injury. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 19(1). 63-78.

      Magee, W.L. & Baker, M. (2009). The Use of Music Therapy in Neuro-Rehabilitation of People with Acquired Brain Injury. British Journal of Neuroscience
      Nursing
      , 5(4), 150-156.

      Magee, W.L. & Bowen, C. (2008). Using Music in Leisure to Enhance Social Relationships With Patients With Complex Disabilities. NeuroRehabilitation, 23(4), 305-311.

      Magee, W.L. & Burland, K. (2008). An exploratory study of the use of electronic music technologies in clinical music therapy. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 17(2),124-141.

      Magee, W.L. & Burland, K. (2008). Using electronic music technologies in clinical practice: opportunities, limitations and clinical indicators. British Journal of Music Therapy, 22(1), 3-15.

      Daveson, B.A., Magee, W.L., Crewe, L., Beaumont, G., & Kenealy, P. (2007). The Music therapy assessment tool for low awareness states. Int. Jnl of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 14(2), 545-9.

      Magee, W.L. (2007). Development of a music therapy assessment tool for patients in low awareness states. NeuroRehabilitation, 22(4), 319-324.

      Magee, W.L. (2007). Music as a diagnostic tool in low awareness states: Considering limbic responses. Brain Injury, 21(6), 593-599.

      Magee, W.L. (2007). A comparison between the use of songs and improvisation in music therapy with adults living with acquired and chronic illness. Aust. Jnl of Music Therapy, 18, 20-38

      Magee, W.L. & Andrews, K. (2007). Multi-disciplinary perceptions of music therapy in complex neuro-rehabilitation. Int. Jnl of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 14(2), 70-75.

      Magee, W.L. (2006). Electronic technologies in clinical music therapy: a survey of practice and attitudes. Technology and Disability, 18(3), 139-146.

      Magee, W.L., Brumfitt, S.M., Freeman, M. & Davidson, J.W. (2006).
      The role of music therapy in an interdisciplinary approach to address functional communication in complex neuro-communication disorders: a case report. Disability and Rehabilitation, 28(19), 1221-1229.

      Magee, W.L (2005). Music therapy with patients in low awareness states: assessment and treatment approaches in multidisciplinary care. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 15(3-4), 522-536. Impact factor 1.212

      Magee, W.L., & Davidson, J.W. (2004). Singing In Therapy: Monitoring Disease Process In Chronic Degenerative Illness. Brit Jnl of Music Therapy, 18(2), 65-77.

      Magee, W.L., & Davidson, J.W. (2004). Music Therapy In Multiple Sclerosis: Results Of A Systematic Qualitative Analysis. Music Therapy Perspectives, 22(1), 39-51.

      Magee, W.L., & Davidson, J.W. (2002). The Effect Of Music Therapy On Mood States In Neurological Patients – A Pilot Study. Jnl of Music Therapy, 39(1), 20-29.

      Davis, G. & Magee, W. (2001). Clinical improvisation within Neurological Disease: exploring the effect of structured clinical improvisation on the expressive and interactive responses of a patient with Huntington’s Disease. Brit. Jnl of Music Therapy, 15 (2), 51-60.

      Magee, W. (1999). Music Therapy Within Brain Injury Rehabilitation: To What Extent Is Our Clinical Practice Influenced By The Search For Outcomes? Music Therapy Perspectives, 17(1), 20-26.

      Magee, W. (1995). Case Studies in Huntington’s Disease: Music Therapy Assessment and Treatment in the Early to Advanced Stages. Brit. Jnl of Music Therapy. 9(2), 13-19.

      Peer Review Conference Presentations
      Magee, W.L., Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G; Daveson, B.A. (2012). The music therapy assessment tool for low awareness states (MATLAS): report of a reliability and factor analysis study. In O. Brabant, K. Johansson & J. Fachner (Eds.), Programme and Abstracts, 7th Nordic Music Therapy Congress, Music Therapy Models, Methods and Techniques, Jyväskylä, Finland, June 13-17, (p. 51). Jyväskylä, Finland: University Press, University of Jyväskylä.

      Book chapters

      Magee, W.L.
      (2013). Music therapy methods for people with long-term neurological conditions. In J. Allen & K. Bruscia (Eds.). Guidelines for Music Therapy Practice:  Adult Medical Patients, (pp. 201-236). Gilsum, NH: Barcelona Publishers.

      Magee, W.L. (2013). Indications and contra-indications for using music technology with clinical populations: when to use and when not to use. In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings, (pp.83-107). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

       

      Magee, W.L. (2013). Models for collaborations when using music technology in music therapy. In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings, (pp. 361-386). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

       

      Magee, W.L. (2013). Preface. In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings, (pp. 17-22). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

       

      Magee, W.L. & Wimberley, D. (2013). Gender-technology relations in the training and practice of music technology in therapeutic settings. In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings, (pp. 311-326). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

       

      Bache, J., Derwent, G., Magee, W.L. (2013). An introduction to using assistive devices in music therapy. In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings, (pp. 63-82). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

       

      Burland, K. & Magee, W.L. (2013). Music technology and identity in therapeutic contexts. In W. L. Magee (Ed.). Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings,(pp. 327-348). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

       

      Magee, W.L. (2008). Collaborative team working with adults with neuro-disabilities. In K. Twyford & T. Watson (Eds.), Integrated Teamworking: Music Therapy as part of Transdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches, (pp. 154-176). London: Jessica Kingsley Pub.

      Magee, W.L. (2007). Focusing on outcomes: Undertaking the music therapy research journey in medical settings. In J. Edwards (Ed.), Music: Promoting Health and Creating Community in Healthcare Contexts, (pp. 123-135). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

      Magee, W. & Wheeler, B. (2006). Music Therapy for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. In G. Murrey (Ed.), Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of Brain Injury and Neurobehavioural Disorders: A Practical Guide, (pp. 51-74). NY: Haworth Press.

      Schaefer, S., Murrey, M.A., Magee, W. & Wheeler, B. (2006). Melodic Intonation Therapy with Brain-Injured Patients. In G. Murrey (Ed.), Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of Brain Injury and Neurobehavioural Disorders: A Practical Guide, (pp. 75-87). NY: Haworth Press.

      Magee, W.L (2005). Music therapy with patients in low awareness states: assessment and treatment approaches in multidisciplinary care. In M. Coleman (Ed.), The Assessment and Rehabilitation of Vegetative and Minimally Conscious Patients, (pp. 522-536). London: Psychology Press.

      Magee, W.L. (2005). Vokalimprovisation zur Förderung nonverbaler Interaktion. In S. Jochims (Ed.), Musiktherapie in der Neurologie / Neurorehabilitation. Erwachsener: Weltweite Konzepte, Forschung und Praxis, (pp. 252-256) . Bad Honnef, Germany: Hippocampus Verlag KG.

      Magee, W.L. (2005). Sprachrehabilitation durch Singtechniken. In S. Jochims (Ed.), Musiktherapie in der Neurologie / Neurorehabilitation. Erwachsener: Weltweite Konzepte, Forschung und Praxis, (pp. 285-291). Bad Honnef, Germany: Hippocampus Verlag KG.

      Magee, W.L. & Davidson, J.W. (2005).
      Beeinflussung der Stimmung durch Musictherapie bei neurologishcen Patienten – Eine Pilotstudie. In S. Jochims (Ed.), Musiktherapie in der Neurologie / Neurorehabilitation. Erwachsener: Weltweite Konzepte, Forschung und Praxis, (pp. 355-363). Bad Honnef, Germany: Hippocampus Verlag KG.

      Magee, W.L. (2005). Angesichts der Progression von Chorea Huntington. In S. Jochims (Ed.), Musiktherapie in der Neurologie / Neurorehabilitation. Erwachsener: Weltweite Konzepte, Forschung und Praxis, (pp. 323-336). Bad Honnef, Germany: Hippocampus Verlag KG.

      Magee, W.L. (2002). Case studies in Huntington's Disease: Music Therapy Assessment and Treatment in the Early to Advanced Stages. In D. Waller (Ed.), Nameless Dread: Arts Therapies and Progressive Illness, (pp. 56-67). London: Routledge.

      Magee, W.L. (2002). Identity in clinical music therapy: shifting self-constructs through the therapeutic process. In R. MacDonald, D.J. Hargreaves, & D. Miell (Eds.), Musical Identities, (pp. 179-197). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

      Magee, W.L. (2000). Getting results: Planning to complete research successfully. In J.G. Robarts (Ed.), Music Therapy Research: Growing Perspectives in Theory and Practice. Vol. 1., (pp. 95-102). London: BSMT Publications.

      Magee, W. (1999). Music Therapy in Chronic Degenerative Illness: Reflecting the Dynamic Sense of Self. In D. Aldridge (Ed.), Music Therapy in Palliative Care, (pp. 82-94). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

      Magee, W. (1999). “Singing my life, playing my self”. Music Therapy in the treatment of chronic neurological illness. In T. Wigram, & J. De Backer (Eds.), Clinical Applications of Music Therapy in Developmental Disability, Pediatrics and Neurology, (pp. 201 – 223). London: Jessica Kingsley Publications.

      Magee, W. (1999). Musiktherapie bei chronisch degenerativen Krankheiten: Eine Wiederspiegelung des dynamischen Selbst. In D. Aldridge (Ed.), Kairos IV, (pp. 62-73). Berne: Huber Verlag.

      Technical, Research and Commissioned Reports
      Magee, W.L., Lenton-Smith, G., & Daveson, B. (2012). Music Therapy Assessment For Awareness In Disorders Of Consciousness (MATADOC): Assessment Manual and Instructions For Use. London: Royal Hospital For Neuro-Disability

      Magee, W.L.  (2007). APMT Position Statement for the Department of Health Stroke Strategy. London: British Association for Music Therapy (formerly The Association of Professional Music Therapists).

      Hitchen, H.C. & Magee, W.L. (2007). A comparison of the effects of verbal de-escalation techniques with music de-escalation techniques on agitation levels in patients with neuro-behavioural disorders. Final report. London: Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

      Magee, W.L. & Burland, K. (2006). Exploring the use of electronic music technologies in clinical music therapy: Establishing definitions and scope of practice. Final report. London: Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

    • 2010 Music Therapy in Adults with Acquired Brain Injury, The Cochrane Collaboration (podcast)

      BBC Radio 4: Front Row. April. Music Therapy in brain injury rehabilitation

      2009 Interview with Parkinson’s Recovery (Radio and on line) ‘Music Therapy and Parkinson’s’

      2005 ‘Music and Emotion’, 14.04.05, Resonance FM UK (Radio)

      2003 Britain's Top 10 Music Therapists, Independent on Sunday, 01.02.04

      2002 Interview with Dr. Wendy Magee, Life Matters with Geraldine Doogue, 1.10.2002 , Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Radio)
      Interview with Dr. Wendy Magee, Margaret Throsby's Guests, 4.10.2002, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Radio)
      ‘Coma: Locked In’: Blakeway Productions, screened on BBC2 17.12.2002. Extract of Music Therapy assessment session with profoundly brain-injured patient (Television)

      2001 ‘The Awakening’, Health Section, The Guardian, 1.11.2001, 14-15. Interview regarding Music Therapy in the treatment of coma patients

      2000 The development of Associazione Gli Amici Di Luca, Regional News, Bologna, Italy (Television)

      1999 ‘Rhythms to beat those blues’, Life Section, The Express, 25.8.1999. Interview regarding Music Therapy in brain injury rehabilitation

    • Invited Lectures, Meetings, Trainings and Conference Work: March 2013 - Sept. 2012

      Invited Roundtable expert: Creativity, Health & Healing. Expressive Arts Therapies As Medicine Spring Institute on Arts Therapies in Healthcare, Alexandra, VA, April 13-14.

      Invited Keynote: Sixth Arts and Quality of Life Research Center Conference Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, March 1

      Lead trainer: Inaugural International Training for the Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness: Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, London, UK, Nov 15-16.

      Invited Keynote: Hope or hindrance? Understanding responses in people with disorders of consciousness and the implications for music therapy assessment. 3rd Annual International Symposium on Music Therapy and Disorders of Consciousness, New York, USA, Nov 11.

      Invited Keynote: Music Therapy with Neurological Populations: Bringing Insights from Science into Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. Music and the Brain - Developing Pathways. Music Therapy New Zealand Annual Conference, Auckland New Zealand, September 22-23rd.

      Invited Professional Development Workshop: Music Technology in Music Therapy: practical applications. Music and the Brain - Developing Pathways. Music Therapy New Zealand Annual Conference, Auckland New Zealand, September 21st.

      Professional Development Workshop: Neurocommunication disorders: evidence based practice in Music Therapy. Music and the Brain - Developing Pathways. Music Therapy New Zealand Annual Conference, Auckland New Zealand, September 21st.

      Invited Professional Lecture: Music Therapy in rehabilitation of speech and language following acquired brain injury: practice and evidence. Centre for Brain Research, Grafton Medical School, University of Auckland, Sept 19, 2012

      Invited Keynote: Resilience and connectedness to enhance clinical care and professional capacity in music therapy. Australian Music Therapy Association 38th National Conference, Sydney Australia. September, 15-16.

      Keynote workshop: Music Therapy in rehabilitation of  speech and language following acquired brain injury: practice and evidence. Professional Development Seminar, Australian Music Therapy Association 38th National Conference, Sydney Australia. September, 13-14.

       Peer reviewed Conference Presentations

       Magee, W.L., Siegert, R.J., Lenton-Smith, G; Daveson, B.W. Standardization Of The Music Therapy Assessment For Awareness In Disorders Of Consciousness (MATADOC). Presentation at the American Music Therapy Association Mid Atlantic Regional Conference, Scranton, PA, April 4 – 6, 2013.