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Dr. Katrina Skewes McFerran

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: +61 *********  
Email: k***@***.au
Local Address:  Victoria , Australia
The University of Melbourne
442 Auburn Road
Hawthorn , Victoria 3122

Company Description: The University of Melbourne is Australia's leading research university, based on a number of indicators. The Times Higher Education Supplement recognized Melbourne...   more

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  • PhD RMT
  • doctorate
    The University of Melbourne
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National Music Therapy Research Unit: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, 25 Jan 2015 [cached]
Dr Katrina McFerran (University of Melbourne)
Each research leader within the NaMTRU unit has taken responsibility for one of: Understanding our Place and Purpose (McFerran); Fostering Health and Wellbeing (Baker); and Supporting Sustainability and Resilience (Thompson).
Staff: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, 25 Jan 2015 [cached]
Professor Katrina Skewes ..., 9 Sept 2015 [cached]
Professor Katrina Skewes McFerran
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Associate Professor Katrina McFerran T: +61 3 8344 7382
News: Faculty of the VCA and MCM, 20 Oct 2011 [cached]
Young people at risk of depression are more likely to listen habitually and repetitively to heavy metal music University of Melbourne researcher Dr Katrina McFerran has found.
A senior lecturer in Music Therapy at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Dr McFerran is immersed in a new study that aims to find out why some young people use heavy metal music in a negative way.
By conducting in depth interviews with 50 young people aged between 13-18 along with a national survey of 1000 young people, Dr McFerran is looking to develop an early intervention model that can be integrated into schools to impact positively before behavioral problems occur.
"The mp3 revolution means that young people are accessing music more than ever before and it's not uncommon for some to listen to music for seven or eight hours a day," she said.
Dr McFerran said parents should be aware of their children's music listening habits, pick up on early warning signs and take early action.
As part of her study Dr McFerran is seeking input from young people, particularly those who suffer from depression and anxiety to better understand the negative affects of heavy metal. She is also interested in hearing from parents along with their teenagers.
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