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Faculty of Music



PhD student


Camilla's doctoral studies at the Centre for Music and Science are supervised by Prof Ian Cross and Dr Neta Spiro. She is exploring processes in improvised musical interaction.
Camilla read Music at Christ's College and studied cello and piano at the Royal Academy of Music. After qualifying as a music therapist in 2010, she worked under Dr Neta Spiro and Prof Mercedes Pavlicevic in the Research Department at Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy where she worked on projects exploring musical interaction and client development in music therapy sessions. In 2015-2016, she worked as Research Assistant to Prof Sarah Hawkins at the University of Cambridge for an applied research study concerning turn transitions in musical and verbal interaction. 
In addition to her doctoral studies, Camilla manages the Music Therapy Tree, an organisation providing music therapy to vulnerable children and young people in schools across London. She also performs regularly as a singer and cellist with the Massive Violins. 



Musical interaction, musical improvisation, music therapy, music and speech, autism, assessment and evaluation.


Key publications: 
Spiro, N., Farrant, C., & Pavlicevic, M. (2015). Between practice, policy and politics: Music therapy and the Dementia Strategy, 2009. Dementia, 1471301215585465. 
Farrant, C., Pavlicevic, M., & Tsiris, G. (2014). A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners. London: Jessica Kingsley. 
Tsiris, G., Pavlicevic, M., & Farrant, C. (2014). A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners. London: Jessica Kingsley.