DR Imogen Clark

DR Imogen Clark

Positions

  • Music Therapy (Older adults, cardiac rehabilitation, dementia care, healthy ageing, physical activity)

Overview

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  • Dr Imogen Clark is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. As an early career researcher with focus on music therapy for older adults, Dr Clark has coordinated various research projects including experimental trials, systematic reviews, psychometric testing, and qualitative thematic analysis, and is first author for publications in peer reviewed music therapy, medical, and allied health journals. Dr Clark's PhD dissertation by publication, conferred in October 2016, investigated music to support physical activity in older adults with health conditions and was awarded the Nancy Millis Award for excellence in research at La Trobe University. As a post-doctoral researcher, Dr Clark is investigating group singing to improve well-being and connection between community dwelling older adults with dementia and their primary care givers. Dr Clark is the Editor for the Australian Journal of Music Therapy.

    Current research projects
    • Music interventions and physical activity in older adults with health conditions: Systematic review
    • Choir participation to improve well-being and relationship for community dwelling older adults with dementia and their primary care givers
    • Songwriting for people with dementia and their primary care givers
    • Music listening to promote exercise adherence in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    Completed research projects
    • Music with acquired brain injury: Cochrane review
    • Participant-selected music and physical activity in older adults following cardiac rehabilitation
    • Older adults' music listening preferences to support physical activity following cardiac rehabilitation
    • Measurement properties of the BMRI-2 among older cardiac rehabilitation patients: reliability and validity
    • Modulating effects of music listening on health related exercise
       

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Music Therapy Association. Registered Music Therapist 2007 - 2017

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • La Trobe Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Research Focus Grant – Pilot Project, $24200, 2014-2015. Participant-selected music and physical activity in older adults following cardiac rehabilitation.   

Awards

Education and training

  • PHD, La Trobe University 2016
  • PGRAD, University of Melbourne 2015
  • PGRAD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • DIPAP, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences 1986

Awards and honors

  • Nancy Millis award for excellence in research, La Trobe University, 2016
  • PhD Scholarship, La Trobe University, 2011

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Supervision

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