The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health works with a range of healthcare organisations across Kent; researching the potential benefits of music, and other participative arts activities, in improving the well-being and health of individuals and communities.
Read more about the Centre’s research and how they are promoting the use of arts to improve patients’ health.
09 December 2013
BBC feature on centre's research into Singing and COPD.
11 July 2013
Ground breaking research, carried out by Canterbury Christ Church University, has found that group singing can improve the health and quality of life of people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
24 January 2013
The first large scale study in the community of its kind found health benefits of group singing for people with lung disease.
7 January 2013
Dr Trish Vella-Burrows has attended a week-long training residency in Paris with Musique et Santé.
Meridian News feature Sidney De Haan Research Centre Singing for Health Group. Watch News Feature
04 December 2012
A report has been published from the world’s first randomised control trial on singing and older people, showing the positive effects that singing can have on health and quality of life.
13 November 2012
The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health has published a series of Singing for Health Guides.
16 March 2012
Dr Rosalia Staricoff and Professor Stephen Clift of Canterbury Christ Church University conducted a review of arts in healthcare research. Findings include conclusions that music can reduce anxiety levels and improve children’s behaviour.