Centre News

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.

 
BBC feature on centre's research into Singing and COPD

BBC feature on centre's research into Singing and COPD|

09 December 2013

BBC feature on centre's research into Singing and COPD.
 
 

Singing groups found to improve the health of people with degenerative lung disease|

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).
 
Singers performing at St Gregory’s

Health benefits of singing for people with lung disease|

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.
 
Dr Trish Vella-Burrows

Centre Director attends workshop in France|

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

Meridian News feature Sidney De Haan Research Centre Singing for Health Group|

06 December

Meridian News feature Sidney De Haan Research Centre Singing for Health Group. Watch News Feature|.
 
Health Benefits of Singing

Ground-breaking report published on health benefits of singing|

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.
 
Singing for Health Guide

Centre launches a series of Singing for Health Guides|

13 November 2012

The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health has published a series of Singing for Health Guides.
 
Music Health

Major research review shows music has a positive effect on patients’ health|

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.

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