ETHNOMUSICOLOGY / OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY /MUSIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANCY
B.Music, B.Occ.Thy, M.Phil.
Music Health Australia
Mobile: 0488 624 362
+61 488 624 362
Member of Museums Australia
Member of Musicological Society of Australia
Member of OT Australia
Medicare Provider no. 2686271B
Primary Healthcare Service Provider (West Moreton, Ipswich and surrounding areas)
Occupational Therapist registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Approved Provider of Focussed Psychological Strategies for the Medicare Better Access to Mental Healthcare Program. Provider of Medicare Better Start for Children with a Disability, and the Medicare Helping Children with Autism programs. Provider of Medicare Chronic Disease/Complex Care Needs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medicare Allied Health Follow-Up Programs.
SERVICE PROVIDERS -
|SANDRA KIRKWOOD specialises in neurodevelopmental music programs, ethnomusicology, and performance health consultancy. She has worked in the health, education, and disability sectors for many years as an Occupational Therapist, Allied Health Consultant, Disability Project Officer, and Equity and Diversity Consultant.
Sandra graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern Queensland in 2005, and graduated with a Master of Philosophy degree from Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in 2009. The topic of her research thesis was Frameworks of culturally engaged community music practice for rural Ipswich, Australia.
Sandra has completed a number of community music projects in Ipswich that were funded by Arts Queensland and Ipswich City Council. In 2003, Sandra collaborated with people from her local community to establish the Purga Music Museum in Ipswich. In 2006, she completed a scoping study of community music in rural Ipswich that resulted in formulation of a Music Action Plan for Ipswich.
Sandra founded Music Health Australia in 2008 and continues to direct this service which supports a network of people interested in Music and Health. In 2008, Sandra was commissioned to research and write a book about the 100 year history of the Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band, called Turn of the Century: Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band 1909-2009, which is available through the ITPB website. (www.ipswichthistle.com).
Sandra is highly active in Music Health research and development, and currently works as an Occupational Therapist in Private Hospital Rehabilitation services and private practice.
Music Health Australia was established in 2008, Page last updated 28 October, 2012