Orii McDermott, PhD MMT Dip-MT ARCM BA is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham and the Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy, Aalborg University, Denmark. She specialises in dementia psychosocial research: particularly in music therapy and music-based interventions, outcome measure development and evaluation. The Music in Dementia Assessment Scales (MiDAS) that she developed as a doctoral study is currently being translated into six different languages and is used in over twelve countries. She is a HCPC registered music therapist and continues to work as a clinician in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust. She is a member of INTERDEM (Early detection and timely intervention in dementia) and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Music Therapy.
The Velux Foundation Human Science Research, Denmark (2015-2019) 5.680.500 kr.
Person-afstemt interaktion (samspil) i demensomsorgen (Person Attuned Musical Interaction in Dementia Care) (Ridder (PI), McDermott, Ingstrup-Anders, Madsen)
NIHR Research Capability Funding, NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (2018) £23,939
Needs of Young People with Dementia (McDermott, Orrell)
MCDERMOTT, O., ORRELL, M. and RIDDER, H.M., 2015. The development of Music in Dementia Assessment Scales (MiDAS). Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. 24(3), 232-251 HANNE METTE RIDDER, ORII MCDERMOTT and MARTIN ORRELL, 2017. Translation and adaptation procedures for music therapy outcome instruments Nordic Journal of Music Therapy.
MCDERMOTT, O., ORGETA, V., RIDDER, H.M. and ORRELL, M., 2014. A preliminary psychometric evaluation of Music in Dementia Assessment Scales (MiDAS). International Psychogeriatrics. 26(6), 1011-1019
The Music Therapy Charity Large Project Grant (2015) £37,963
Chorus Research in Dementia (CHORD): an exploratory randomised controlled trial on singing intervention for people with dementia and their family carers (McDermott (PI), Orrell, Maratos, Warner, Eagles & Ridder)
Mobility PhD Fellow, Doctoral Programme in Music Therapy, Aalborg University (2010-2013)