DR Imogen Clark

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Positions

  • Academic

Research expertise

  • Music Therapy (Older adults, cardiac rehabilitation, dementia care, healthy ageing, physical activity)
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 and physical activity in adults
  • Effects of live patterned sensory enhancement on group exercise participation and mood in older adults in rehabilitation
  • Psychosocial outcomes of active singing interventions for therapeutic purposes: a systematic review of the literature

Subject Areas

  • Music Therapy
  • Health Related to Ageing

Available for supervision

No.

Contact Details

Phone Number: +61 3 8344 4449
email: imogen.clark@unimelb.edu.au
Media Only contact?: Y

Publications

Journal Articles Refereed

CLARK I, BAKER F, PEIRIS CL, SHOEBRIDGE G, TAYLOR NF (2017), Participant-selected music and physical activity in older adults following cardiac rehabilitation: a randomized controlled trial, Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol 31, Issue 3 , DOI: 10.1177/0269215516640864
MAGEE WL, CLARK I, TAMPLIN J, BRADT J (2017), Music interventions for acquired brain injury, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol 2017, Issue 1 , DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006787.pub3
CLARK I, THOMPSON G (2016), Reflections on music therapy training within e-learning education contexts, Voices: A world forum for Music Therapy
CLARK I, BAKER F, TAYLOR NF (2016), Older Adults' Music Listening Preferences to Support Physical Activity Following Cardiac Rehabilitation, Journal of Music Therapy, Vol 53, Issue 4 , DOI: 10.1093/jmt/thw011
CLARK I, BAKER F, TAYLOR NF (2016), Older adults' music listening preferences to support physical activity following cardiac rehabilitation, Journal of Music Therapy, Vol 53, Issue 4 , DOI: 10.1093/jmt/thw011
CLARK I, BAKER F, PEIRIS CL, SHOEBRIDGE G, TAYLOR NF (2016), The Brunel Music Rating Inventory-2 is a reliable and valid instrument for older cardiac rehabilitation patients selecting music for exercise, Psychology of Music, Vol 44, Issue 2 , DOI: 10.1177/0305735614565830
CLARK I, BAKER F, TAYLOR NF (2016), The modulating effects of music listening on health- related exercise and physical activity in adults: a systematic review and narrative synthesis, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, Vol 25, Issue 1 , DOI: 10.1080/08098131.2015.1008558
CLARK I (2015), Editorial: Music therapy and ageing well, Australian Journal of Music Therapy, Vol 26, Issue 1
CLARK I (2014), Communication and professional relationships in healthcare practice, Australian Journal of Music Therapy
CLARK I, BRENNAN E, HORNE-THOMPSON A (2013), Strategies to support the success of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) health students during clinical placements: A systematic review, Focus on Health Professional Education, Vol 15, Issue 2
CLARK I, BAKER F, TAYLOR F (2012), The Effects of Live Patterned Sensory Enhancement on Group Exercise Participation and Mood in Older Adults in Rehabilitation, Journal of Music Therapy, Vol 49, Issue 2
CLARK I, BAKER F, TAYLOR F (2012), Music Interventions and Physical Activity in Older Adults: a Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis, Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine , DOI: 10.2340/16501977-1025
CLARK I, HARDING K (2012), Psychosocial outcomes of active singing interventions for therapeutic purposes: a systematic review of the literature, Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, Vol 21, Issue 1 , DOI: 10.1080/08098131.2010.545136

Journal Articles Unrefereed

CLARK I, TAMPLIN J (2016), How Music Can Influence the Body: Perspectives From Current Research, Voices: A world forum for Music Therapy, Vol 16, Issue 2 , DOI: 10.15845/voices.v16i2.871

Full Written Papers Unrefereed

CLARK I (2017), Music therapy to support healthy ageing and management of age-related disease in Australia., Book of Abstracts
CLARK I (2017), Musical memories: Connecting people with dementia and their caregivers through song., Book of Abstracts

Education and Training

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PHD , La Trobe University, 2016
  • GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN UNIVERSITY TEACHING PGRAD , University of Melbourne, 2015
  • MUSIC THERAPY PGRAD , University of Melbourne, 2006
  • SCIENCE NURSING DIPAP , Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences, 1986

Awards and honours

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