PhD is an Associate Professor in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and has been the course director for their MA in Music Therapy programme since 1999. She is a qualified music therapist with clinical experience in providing music therapy for children who are ill in hospital. She is a Guest Professor at the Institute for Music Therapy at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany. She is widely published in the field of music therapy with many peer reviewed papers and chapters in a number of well received edited books such as Barbara Wheeler’s Music therapy research, 2nd edition, and Susan Hadley’s Feminist perspectives in music therapy for example. Her edited book Music: Promoting health and creating community in healthcare contexts with contributions from authors in six countries was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2007. Currently she is on a sabbatical break; editing a book about music therapy in parent-infant programmes, and trying to finish reading Naomi Klein’s horrifying tome The shock doctrine (Penguin, 2007).