Tuning into Music
  • Plymouth Music Zone, Raglan Road, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4NQ

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This event will bring together healthcare workers from Plymouth and Cornwall. The event is a music intervention to facilitate communication with people who have difficulty using words to communicate. 

The intervention is designed based on key findings from the Beyond Words project and delivered as professional development for health workers (social workers, support care workers, nurses, doctors, educators, clinical psychologists, speech therapists).

The session will include a 20-minute presentation on key findings from the Beyond Words project and a 60-minute interactive music intervention tailored to healthcare workers to explore the use of music to facilitate communication, inclusion and wellbeing. 

There will be time for discussion and feedback. 

Refreshments will be provided and no music experience or background is necessary, all welcome!

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Biography: Jocey Quinn

Jocey is Professor of Education at Plymouth Institute of Education where she leads the Learning outside Formal Education research group. She has published widely in the field of higher education and lifelong learning. Her research monographs: 'Powerful Subjects: Are women really taking over the university?' based on her ESRC-funded PhD, and 'Learning Communities and Imagined Social Capital: Learning to Belong', which brings together a range of her research, have both been hailed as world-leading. 

She has led a large number of research projects funded including the ESRC, British Academy/Leverhulme, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Council of Europe. Her most recent research, including the Arts Council England-funded Beyond Words, focuses on informal learning in the arts, activism and nature.

Biography: Claudia Blandon

Claudia has worked for the University pf Plymouth as a research assistant in Human Geography and at the Institute of Education for the past four years. Claudia has extensive experience working with people at the margins, for instance people living in refugee camps or people at risk of exclusion in urban and rural areas in the UK.

Claudia has a background in anthropology and international human rights law; she has lived and worked in South America, the United States, West and North Africa.

About the ESRC Festival of Social Science

(extract from the ESRC* website)

The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives - both now and in the future.

You may be surprised at just how relevant the festival's events are to society today. Social science research makes a difference. Discover how it shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st century society. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all everyday - at work, in school, when raising children, within our communities, and even at the national level.


Everyone - from schoolchildren to politicians - can take part in and hear about social science research in the festival's many engaging events.

This celebration of the social sciences takes place across the UK - via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more.

Visit the ESRC Festival of Social Science website for more information about the festival.

* ESRC - Economic and Social Research Council.


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