Scotland's Singing for Health Network West of Scotland Parkinson’s Research Interest Group

Engagement activity: External performance, talk or presentationTalk for a mainly non-academic audience (e.g. for the general public, community or industry)

Brianna Robertson-Kirkland (Speaker),

Sophie Boyd (Speaker),

Yoon Irons (Speaker), 26 Jan 2023

Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, Dr Yoon Irons and singing leader Rachel Hynes will showcase current research on how group singing can benefit those with Parkinson’s. The session will include a discussion on recent research conducted by Yoon Irons on group singing and how it can improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, and a demonstration from Rachel Hynes on what a singing leader might do in a typical Singing for Parkinson’s group session. Brianna Robertson-Kirkland will conclude the presentation by highlighting the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded network Scotland’s Singing for Health Network, and the work they are doing to promote singing for health to support those living with long-term health conditions such as Parkinson’s.
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External organisation

NameParkinson's UK
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom