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)
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)