Hilary Moss

Senior Lecturer PHD MBA Dip MTH

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
University of Limerick
T: +353 61213122
E: hilary.moss@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Hilary Moss is Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at the World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland and formerly the Director of the National Centre for Arts and Health, 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 under the supervision of Prof Desmond O’Neill.  She is a musician and Music Therapist and has an MBA in Health Service Management. She established the Arts and Health Research Cluster at UL and is a member of the Health Research Institute and the Ageing Research Cluster at University of Limerick. She is on the board of the Irish Humanities Alliance, is country representative on the European Music Therapy Confederation and an editor of Music and Medicine International Journal.Research interests include aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts in health care settings; singing, health and well-being; music and chronic pain; spirituality, music and health; health humanities; arts and health practice; music in everyday life and inter-disciplinary research. For further list of publications, conference presentations, funding and research activity please contact Hilary.Moss@ul.ie Watch my UL TALK for more information on my research interests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1t3lr_eWwI                     

Research Interests

Research interests include aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts in health care settings; singing, health and well-being; music and chronic pain; spirituality, music and health; health humanities; arts and health practice; music in everyday life and inter-disciplinary research. For further list of publications, conference presentations, funding and research activity please contact Hilary.Moss@ul.ie Watch my UL TALK for more information on my research interests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1t3lr_eWwI                      

Books

  Year Publication
2006 Patient Voices, Poems by patients of The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin.
Moss, Hilary and Granier, Mark (2006) Patient Voices, Poems by patients of The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Dublin. : Colour Books Ltd. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2005 'Rehabilitation alterer Schlaganfallpatienten: Evaluation'
Moss, Hilary (2005) 'Rehabilitation alterer Schlaganfallpatienten: Evaluation' In: Musiktherapie in der Neurorehabilitation. Hippocampus VerlagHippocampus Verlag. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2007 'Integrating Models of Music into Acute Hospitals: An Irish Perspective'
Moss, Hilary (2007) 'Integrating Models of Music into Acute Hospitals: An Irish Perspective' In: Music: Promoting health and Creating Community in Healthcare Contexts. Cambridge Scholars PressCambridge Scholars Press. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2006 Patient Voices
Moss & Grainer (Ed.). (2006) Patient Voices Dublin: Colour Books LtdColour Books Ltd. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Music in the chronic pain experience:  An Investigation into the Use of Music and Music therapy by Patients and Staff at a Hospital Outpatient Pain Clinic'
Fitzpatrick, K and Moss, H and Harmon, D (2019) 'Music in the chronic pain experience:  An Investigation into the Use of Music and Music therapy by Patients and Staff at a Hospital Outpatient Pain Clinic'. Music and Medicine, 11 :6-22 [Details]
2019 'An evaluation of workplace choir singing amongst Health Service staff in Ireland  '
Moss, H and O'Donoghue, J (2019) 'An evaluation of workplace choir singing amongst Health Service staff in Ireland  '. Health Promotion International, :1-8 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Music Therapy, Spirituality and Transcendence'
Moss, Hilary (2018) 'Music Therapy, Spirituality and Transcendence'. Nordic Journal Of Music Therapy, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The Perception of Art among Patients and Staff on a Renal Dialysis Unit'
Corrigan, C and Peterson, L and McVeigh, C and Lavin, PJ and GJ, Mellotte and Wall, C and Baker Kerrigan, A and Barnes, L and O¿Neill, D and Moss, H (2017) 'The Perception of Art among Patients and Staff on a Renal Dialysis Unit'. Irish Medical Journal, 110 (9) [Details]
2017 'Exploring the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir: an international cross-sectional mixed-methods study'
Moss, H and Lynch, J and O'Donoghue, J (2017) 'Exploring the perceived health benefits of singing in a choir: an international cross-sectional mixed-methods study'. Perspectives in Public Health, 138 :160-168 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine'
Khan, W. and Moss, H. (2017) 'Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine'. JAMA Neurology, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'A fuller picture: evaluating an art therapy programme in a multidisciplinary mental health service'
Brady, Catherina and Moss, Hilary and Kelly, Brendan (2017) 'A fuller picture: evaluating an art therapy programme in a multidisciplinary mental health service'. Medical Humanities, 43 :30-34 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'A Community Art Therapy Group for Adults With Chronic Pain'
O'Neill, A and Moss, H (2015) 'A Community Art Therapy Group for Adults With Chronic Pain'. Art Therapy, 32 (4):158-167 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, The Weinstein Company and UK Film Council, 2010'
Moss, Hilary (2012) 'The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper, The Weinstein Company and UK Film Council, 2010'. Arts & Health, 4 (2):183-185 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'A review of qualitative methodologies used to explore patient perceptions of arts and healthcare'
Moss, H and Donnellan, C and O'Neill, D (2012) 'A review of qualitative methodologies used to explore patient perceptions of arts and healthcare'. J Med Ethics; Medical Humanities, 38 :106-109 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Medical Humanities - Serious Academic Pursuit or Doorway to Dilettantism?'
Moss, H and O'Neill, D (2012) 'Medical Humanities - Serious Academic Pursuit or Doorway to Dilettantism?'. Irish Medical Journal, 105 (8):261-2 [Details]
2007 'A Cure for the Soul? The Benefit of Live Music in the General Hospital'
Moss, H and Nolan, E and O'Neill, D (2007) 'A Cure for the Soul? The Benefit of Live Music in the General Hospital'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (10):636-638 [Details]
1999 'Creating a New Music Therapy Post: An Evidence-Based Research Project'
Moss, Hilary (1999) 'Creating a New Music Therapy Post: An Evidence-Based Research Project'. British Journal of Music Therapy, 13 (22):49-59 [Details]
2003 'Service Evaluation: Music Therapy and Medicine for the Elderly'
Moss, Hilay (2003) 'Service Evaluation: Music Therapy and Medicine for the Elderly'. British Journal of Music Therapy, 17 (22):76-90 [Details]
2008 'Reflections on Music Therapy and Arts in Health'
Moss, H (2008) 'Reflections on Music Therapy and Arts in Health'. British Journal of Music Therapy, 22 (22):83-87 [Details]
2009 'What training do artists need to work in healthcare settings?'
Moss, H,O'Neill, D (2009) 'What training do artists need to work in healthcare settings?'. J Med Ethics; Medical Humanitiesj Med Ethics; Medical Humanities, 35 :101-105 [Details]
2012 'A review of qualitative methodologies used to explore patient perceptions of arts and healthcare'
Moss, H,Donnellan, C,O'Neill, D (2012) 'A review of qualitative methodologies used to explore patient perceptions of arts and healthcare'. J Med Ethics; Medical Humanities, 38 :106-109 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 'The Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients with Stroke'
O'Connell, Clare,Cassidy, Aoife,O'Neill, Desmond,Moss, Hilary (2013) 'The Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients with Stroke'. Journal Of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases, 22 (88) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings'
Moss, H,O'Neill, D (2014) 'Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings'. The Lancetthe Lancet, 383 :1032-1033 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2014 'The aesthetic and cultural interests of patients attending an acute hospital. A phenomenological study'
Moss, H,O'Neill, D (2014) 'The aesthetic and cultural interests of patients attending an acute hospital. A phenomenological study'. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 70 (11):121-129 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 'Hospitalization and Aesthetic Health in Older Adults'
Moss, H,Donnellan, C,O'Neill, D (2015) 'Hospitalization and Aesthetic Health in Older Adults'. Journal Of The American Medical Directors Association, 16 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Stravinsky syndrome: giving a voice to chronic stroke disease'
O'Neill, D; MacSweeney, CA; Cornell, A; Moss, H (2015) 'Stravinsky syndrome: giving a voice to chronic stroke disease'. Quarterly Journal Of Medicine, 107 :489-493 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals'
Khan, WU,Mohamad Onn Yap, IA,O’Neill, D,Moss, H (2015) 'Perceptions of music therapy for older people among healthcare professionals'. Medical Humanities, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'A Fuller Picture: Evaluating an Art Therapy Programme in a Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Service'
Catherina Brady, Hilary Moss, Brendan D Kelly (2016) 'A Fuller Picture: Evaluating an Art Therapy Programme in a Multi-Disciplinary Mental Health Service'. J Med Ethics; Medical Humanitiesj Med Ethics; Medical Humanities, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'Arts and Health: A New Paradigm'
Moss, Hilary (2016) 'Arts and Health: A New Paradigm'. Voices: A World Forum For Music Therapy, 16 (3) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 'The Role of the Curator in Modern Hospitals: A transcontinental perspective'
Moss, H; O'Neill, D (2016) 'The Role of the Curator in Modern Hospitals: A transcontinental perspective'. The Journal of medical humanities, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia'
Moss, Hilary; O'Neill, Desmond (2017) 'Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia'. Dementia-International Journal Of Social Research And Practice, [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 'Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine'
Khan W, Moss H. (2017) 'Increasing public health awareness of and capacity for arts-based therapy in medicine'. Jama Neurology, [ULIR Link] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2011 Narratives of Health and Illness Across the LifespanNarratives of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
Moss, H (2011) Aesthetic Deprivation Disorder - the role of the arts in acute hospitalAesthetic Deprivation Disorder - the role of the arts in acute hospital Narratives of Health and Illness Across the LifespanNarratives of Health and Illness Across the Lifespan DublinDublin, [Details]
2011 Irish Gerontological SocietyIrish Gerontological Society
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O'Neill, D (2011) Aesthetic and cultural pursuits of patients with strokeAesthetic and cultural pursuits of patients with stroke Irish Gerontological SocietyIrish Gerontological Society DublinDublin, [Details]
2011 European Geriatric Medicine SocietyEuropean Geriatric Medicine Society
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O'Neill, D (2011) Aesthetic and cultural pursuits of patients with strokeAesthetic and cultural pursuits of patients with stroke European Geriatric Medicine SocietyEuropean Geriatric Medicine Society Malaga, SpainMalaga, Spain, [Details]
2012 UK Association of Medical HumanitiesUK Association of Medical Humanities
Moss, H (2012) How do patients perceive arts in hospital? Aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts in an acute hospitalHow do patients perceive arts in hospital? Aesthetic deprivation and the role of the arts in an acute hospital UK Association of Medical HumanitiesUK Association of Medical Humanities University of CorkUniversity of Cork, [Details]
2012 Music Network National Music and Health ConferenceMusic Network National Music and Health Conference
Moss, H (2012) The music and health landscape in IrelandThe music and health landscape in Ireland Music Network National Music and Health ConferenceMusic Network National Music and Health Conference Dublin CastleDublin Castle, [Details]
2012 Medical Gerontology Study DayMedical Gerontology Study Day
Moss, H (2012) A phenomenological study of the role of arts and culture for patients in an acute hospitalA phenomenological study of the role of arts and culture for patients in an acute hospital Medical Gerontology Study DayMedical Gerontology Study Day Trinity College DublinTrinity College Dublin, [Details]
2012 ArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath ConferenceArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath Conference
Moss, H (2012) Why not ask the patient? Service users perception of the role of arts in an acute hospital: research and innovationWhy not ask the patient? Service users perception of the role of arts in an acute hospital: research and innovation ArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath ConferenceArtsCare 21st Anniversary International Arts in Heath Conference BelfastBelfast, [Details]
2013 The Meath Foundation Research SymposiumThe Meath Foundation Research Symposium
Moss, H (2013) Benefits of the arts for patients in hospitalBenefits of the arts for patients in hospital The Meath Foundation Research SymposiumThe Meath Foundation Research Symposium DublinDublin, [Details]
2016 Psycho-Oncology and the Arts 18th International Psycho-Oncology Society Congress
Moss, H (2016) Arts and health in an acute hospital Psycho-Oncology and the Arts 18th International Psycho-Oncology Society Congress [Details]
2016 Annual Research Day , Department of Medical Gerontology & The Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin
Moss, H (2016) The Curator in Hospital: A transcontinental perspective Annual Research Day , Department of Medical Gerontology & The Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2016 Song performance; context and its transformative power. The 46th Kommission fur Volksdichtung International Ballad Conference: Songs of Liberation, Rebellion and Resistance
Moss, H (2016) Singing for health and well-being Song performance; context and its transformative power. The 46th Kommission fur Volksdichtung International Ballad Conference: Songs of Liberation, Rebellion and Resistance [Details]
2016 Rethinking Ageing and Memory through interdisciplinary research, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
Moss, H (2016) Interdisciplinary research: Aesthetic Deprivation and the role of the arts for older people in hospital Rethinking Ageing and Memory through interdisciplinary research, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2016 Health Research Futures Lab Research Showcase, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick
Moss, Hilary (2016) Keynote: Interdisciplinary research: Aesthetic Deprivation and the role of the arts for older people in hospital Health Research Futures Lab Research Showcase, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick [Details]
2016 Re-Visioning our Voice: Resourcing music therapy for contemporary needsBritish Association of Music Therapy Bi-annual Conference, Glasgow
Moss, Hilary (2016) Expanding The Practice Of Music Therapy: The Role Of Music In Hospital Re-Visioning our Voice: Resourcing music therapy for contemporary needsBritish Association of Music Therapy Bi-annual Conference, Glasgow [Details]
2017 Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference,Bristol, UK
Moss, H (2017) Singing in a Choir: Findings from a 2016 international survey Culture Health and Wellbeing International Conference,Bristol, UK [Details]
2017 3rd International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference: ‘Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare’, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery
Moss, H (2017) The role of music to sustain spirituality in healthcare 3rd International Spirituality in Healthcare Conference: ‘Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare’, Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery [Details]
2017 1st International Dementia and the Arts Reearch Conference, Royal Society for Public Health, UK
Moss, H (2017) Narratives of Health and illness: Arts based research capturing the lived experience of dementia 1st International Dementia and the Arts Reearch Conference, Royal Society for Public Health, UK [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2018 Sing while you work - the well-being benefits of workplace choirs.
Moss & O'Donoghue (2018) Sing while you work - the well-being benefits of workplace choirs. University of Limerick, Limerick. [Details]
2018 Dance and health research project.
Moss, McLoughlin & O'Donoghue (2018) Dance and health research project. University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. [Details]
2017 Sing Yourself Better: The Health and Well-being Benefits of Singing in a Choir.
Moss, Hilary; Lynch, Julie; O'Donoghue, Jessica (2017) Sing Yourself Better: The Health and Well-being Benefits of Singing in a Choir. Irish Wolrld Academy of Music and Dance, UL. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Electronic Article

  Year Publication
2011 Perspectives: Can good arts and health practice be taught?.
Moss, H (2011) Perspectives: Can good arts and health practice be taught?. Electronic Article [Details]

Presentation

  Year Publication
2011 Aesthetic deprivation disorder? The role of the arts in hospital.
Moss, H (2011) Aesthetic deprivation disorder? The role of the arts in hospital. 4th School Of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day4th School Of Medicine Postgraduate Research Day: Presentation [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
2011 National Centre for Arts and HealthAnnual Report 2011.
Moss, Hilary (2011) National Centre for Arts and HealthAnnual Report 2011. Non Published Reports [Details]
2012 National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2012.
Moss, Hilary (2012) National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2012. Non Published Reports [Details]
2012 National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2013.
Moss,Hilary (2012) National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2013. Non Published Reports [Details]
2014 National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2014.
Moss, Hilary (2014) National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2014. Non Published Reports [Details]

Artwork

  Year Publication
2011 Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients living with Stroke.
O'Connell, C,Cassidy, A,Moss, H,O’Neill, D (2011) Aesthetic and Cultural Pursuits of Patients living with Stroke. Artwork [Details]
2012 Designing medical humanities curricula: What are the cultural, artistic and leisure pursuits of medical students?.
Jenkins, E,Mawhinney, R,Moss, H,O’Neill, D (2012) Designing medical humanities curricula: What are the cultural, artistic and leisure pursuits of medical students?. 2nd year Research Study Day2nd year Research Study Day: Artwork [Details]

Unpublished work

  Year Publication
2010 National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2010.
Moss, Hilary (2010) National Centre for Arts and Health Annual Report 2010. DublinDublin: Unpublished work [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2006 Business2Arts award Business2Arts
2005 Health Service Executive Innovation Awards HSE

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
British Association of Music Therapy Member 01-JUN-96 / 01-SEP-36
European Music Therapy Confederation Country Representative 01-JAN-17 / 01-JAN-23
Association of Arts Co-ordinators in Hospitals, Ireland Member 01-SEP-03 / 01-SEP-16
Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists Member 01-SEP-99 / 01-SEP-36
Society for the Arts in Healthcare, USA Member 01-SEP-03 / 01-SEP-10
Royal Society for Public Health (UK) AssociateMember 01-SEP-16 / 01-SEP-20

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Irish World Academy Quality Review Quality review committee member 2018 / 2019
Irish World Academy Research Approval Process Committee Member 2018 / 2021
UL Personal Advisor Student Support Committee Irish World Academy rep on university committee 2016 / 2021
Health Service Executive Eastern Region Arts Committee Member 2003 / 2006
British Association of Music Therapy Teaching and Education committee University of Limerick representative 2016 / 2038
Irish Humanities Alliance University representative 2018 / 2021
Healthy Campus Committee, UL AHSS representative 2018 / 2018
Kildare County Council Arts in Health Steering Group Independent external chairperson 2008 / 2008

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Trinity College Dublin Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Medicine 01-SEP-10 / 01-JUN-16
University of Limerick Course Director and Senior Lecturer 01-APR-16 / 01-APR-38
Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin Director of Arts and Health 01-SEP-03 / 30-MAR-16
Maynooth University Occasional Lecturer 01-SEP-10 / 01-JUL-13
West London NHS Trust & Oxfordshire NHS, UK Music Therapist 01-JUN-96 / 30-AUG-99
Haringey NHS Trust, London Music Therapist Researcher 01-JAN-02 / 30-JUN-02
The Carers Association Family Resource Centre Manager, West Dublin 01-SEP-99 / 31-DEC-02

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2002 University College Dublin (UCD) MBA Health Services Management
1996 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy Music Therapy
1994 University of Reading BA (Hons) Music
2014 Trinity College Dublin, School of Medicine PhD Aesthetic deprivation: the role of the arts for older people in hospital

Consultancy

  Client Description
Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children
Consultancy service for Per Cent for Art design/art commissions for hospital
Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust
External clinical supervisor
Blue Box Creative Centre, Limerick
Independent service evaluation and recommendations for art and music therapy services.
Meath Community Unit
Consultancy to develop music therapy service

Outreach Activities

  Description

Developing music therapy engagement/relationship with University of Cape Coast and local community health organisations in Ghana. 2018 -

Reviews

  Journal Role
Music And Medicine Editor
Bmj Medical Humanitiesbmj Medical Humanities Reviewer
Arts And Health: International Journal For Research, Policy & Practicearts And Health: International Journal For Research, Policy & Practice Reviewer
International Journal Of Nursing Studies Reviewer
Nursing And Palliative Care Reviewer
Journal Of Hospital Medicine Reviewer
British Journal Of Music Therapy Reviewer
The Arts In Psychotherapy Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Queen Margaret University, Scotland, 2018 - 2021

Member of HRI 2017 - present

2018; Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Member 2019 - present. Awarded funding €267,000 to cluster

Irish World Academy, participated in selection and interview process for Classical Strings Associate Teacher 2018

Teaching Interests

I have extensive experience of several methods of teaching, including large lectures, seminars, small group tutorials, individual supervision, workplace teaching (healthcare settings) and blended learning (online courses). I combine practical, experiential art making (music, art, creative writing and film) with theory, formal teaching and discussion.
 
I am Course Director of the MA Music Therapy at UL, teaching students all aspects of the curriculum. I supervise individual research students, supervise clinical practice, teach theory, musical and clinical skills and teach individual, small group and classroom size groups. I am experienced in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate as well as adults returning to learning and engaging through non-traditional routes. I currently supervise 5 PhD students. I lead a module entitled Music, Dance and Human Behaviour for undergraduates as well as giving guest lectures to courses including MA Classical Strings, MA Community Music and more.   
In the last two years I have led a review of all modules on the MA Music Therapy. Student evaluations have been received twice each year since 2016 with positive feedback on my teaching content, delivery and course structure. 
 
I have experience of Third level course design and development, including developing two brand new courses - one for medical students at Trinity College Dublin (medical humanities) and one for artists working in healthcare settings (Maynooth University) and a new module for undergraduate students at UL (Arts and Health). I regularly evaluate my teaching through surveys and qualitative feedback from students. I have experience of assessing students through both written and verbal methods, recruitment processes and supervision of medical students’ research projects and supervising medical students’ research. I have established a number of partnerships with cultural institutions who offer education and outreach programme to service users in hospital. These include the National Gallery of Ireland, IMMA and the National Concert Hall.
I regularly conduct site visits for music therapy students, observing their work, liaising with placement co-ordinators and offering real-time feedback on work being conducted on placement.