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 Boards of the Journal of Music Therapy and Music & Science.
I contribute to BMedSci A13PPI Patient and Public Involvement Module and supervise BMed Sci third-year projects.
Current research grants
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 (2018-2019) £23,939
Needs of Young People with Dementia (McDermott, Orrell)
The Music Therapy Charity PhD Fellowship grant (2019- ) £70,424
Development and evaluation of the Person Attuned Musical Interaction in Dementia Care Manual UK version (Orrell, McDermott)
ORII MCDERMOTT, GEORGINA CHARLESWORTH, EEF HOGERVORST, CHARLOTTE STONER, ESME MONIZ-COOK, AIMEE SPECTOR, EMESE CSIPKE and MARTIN ORRELL, 2018. Psychosocial interventions for people with dementia: a synthesis of systematic reviews Aging & Mental Health. 0(0), 1-11
HANNE METTE OCHSNER RIDDER, CHRIS LYKKEGAARD and ORII MCDERMOTT, 2018. Dansk oversættelse af MiDAS, et redskab til assessment af musikterapi for personer med demens Dansk Musikterapi. 15(1), 3-12
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., 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
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)