The Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference is taking place in Bristol from 19 – 21 June 2017. As part of the Singing, Health and Wellbeing session, Dr Hilary Moss from the University of Limerick will present on findings from a 2016 international survey on the health and wellbeing benefits of singing in a choir. 

The study included 1790 choir participants across 14 countries who took part in an online survey. Whilst there is a large body of evidence-based research on singing and health, this was the first survey in the Republic of Ireland to explore health benefits of singing and one of the largest international studies to date. The paper ‘Singing in a choir: Findings from a 2016 international survey’ will be the first presentation of the findings of this survey.

Hilary Moss is Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland and until recently the Director of the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. She completed her PhD in 2014 on aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts for older people in hospital at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. She is a musician and Music Therapist and has an MBA in Health Service Management. Her research interests include arts therapies; singing and health; health humanities, arts based research methodologies and interdisciplinary research. For more information on her work see:

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