Dr Young-Eun Claire Lee

Research Fellow

Music Therapy

Dr Young-Eun Claire Lee is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. She completed Master of Psychology/PhD in the field of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne in 2014 and is also a Registered Music Therapist. Since 2003, Claire has worked in a range of acute and subacute and community settings with a range of clinical populations as a psychologist and music therapist.

Claire is currently working with Professor Felicity Baker and a multidisciplinary team of researchers (neuropsychologist, music psychologists, rehabilitation consultant) on an ARC Discovery Project investigating the effect of therapeutic songwriting on reconstructing healthy identity following acquired neurological injuries. She holds an honorary staff position at Austin Health and is coordinating this study across four sites (Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre, Epworth, Kingston and Caulfield Hospital). She has published in international refereed journals and presents regularly at national and international interdisciplinary conferences.

Due to her clinical and research experience in Music Therapy and Clinical Neuropsychology, Claire is passionate about conducting interdisciplinary research combining knowledge from neuroscience, psychology and music.

Research Interests

·      Therapeutic songwriting

·      Music and memory

·      Music in healthy and pathological ageing

·      Music in cognitive rehabilitation

·      Coping and adjustment following neurological injuries