Sound practice: Supporting sustainable careers in orchestral musicians through Occupational Health and Safety initiatives

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Summary

Sound practice project.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Bronwen Ackermann

Research Location

Cumberland - School of Medical Sciences

Program Type

PHD

Synopsis

This project will produce new knowledge about musician health, well-being and injury prevention and management. It will establish the first injury surveillance system for musicians internationally and the first set of rigorous studies to evaluate the effectiveness of injury management interventions for orchestral musicians. We will establish musician-specific assessment protocols, practices and interventions leading to effective OHS policies, thus enabling global improvement in OHS in the music industry, preventing economic and personal loss from premature career termination due to injury, and assisting, through mentoring, the new generation of young orchestral musicians.

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Keywords

Musicians’ injuries, injury surveillance, clinical intervention trials, epidemiology, music performance anxiety

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 962

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