Grant Success For Dr Young-Eun Claire Lee

23/11/2016

Dr Young-Eun Claire Lee has recently received funding from the University of Melbourne - Early Career Researcher Scheme ($24,840) to conduct a pilot study examining the effect of therapeutic songwriting on identity reconstruction for people experiencing psychosocial adjustment issues following epilepsy surgery. This study harnesses music’s unique capacity for self-expression and story telling to reconstruct a healthy, sustainable, and meaningful self-identity. This work stems from a large current randomised controlled study investigating the same songwriting protocol in people with acquired brain injury or spinal cord injury. The findings from this study will provide further insight into the potential benefits of this innovative music-based intervention in reframing self-identity in neurological populations.