Editorial Team

Editor-in-chief
Dr. SarahRose Black, RP, MTA

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EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING
My completed degrees and designations include:

Doctor of Philosophy in Music and Health Sciences (University of Toronto)
Specialization in Palliative and End of Life care (Institute for Life Course and Aging)
Master of Music Therapy (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Master of Arts in Music Education (University of Toronto)
Registered Psychotherapist (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario)
Certified Music Therapist, MTA (Canadian Association of Music Therapists)
Bachelor of Music (University of Toronto)

PROFESSIONAL ROLES:
As a music therapist, I have been working primarily in oncology and palliative care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Kensington Hospice in Toronto, Ontario since 2013. My work spans clinical, research, and education roles. I have been a music therapy supervisor through Wilfrid Laurier University since 2017, and guest lecture at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Social Work.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
My research interests are rooted in qualitative methodologies, specifically hermeneutic phenomenology, arts-based research, and narrative inquiry. My specific areas of research include music therapy within the context of medical assistance in dying, group music therapy for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer, music therapist self-perception and self-awareness, as well as intersections between the creative arts and interdisciplinary team approaches to care.

Editor, French Content
Annabelle Brault, MA, MTA

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EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING
A certified music therapist (MTA) since 2015, I hold a Master of Arts in Creative Arts Therapies (Music Therapy) from Concordia University and an Honours Bachelor of Music Therapy from the University of Windsor. Currently, I am an advanced trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

PROFESSIONAL ROLES
I am a resource-oriented music therapist, musician, researcher and educator. A full-time music therapy lecturer at Concordia University in the music therapy graduate programs, I am interested in the integration of telehealth and music technology in the graduate education curriculum. Alongside teaching, I work as a music therapist in community settings with informal caregivers of older adults.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
My research interests include resource-oriented music therapy, telehealth, music therapy with caregivers, receptive music therapy, music as a health resource, digital well-being and the role of music in digital ecologies, as well as socially engaged art practices. Methodologies of interests include philosophical inquiries, phenomenology, intervention research, participatory-action research and arts-based research. Notably, I am a member of Concordia’s Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) where I conduct research alongside an interdisciplinary team on building resilience in the face of online hate through the arts.