About us

The Scottish Music Therapy Trust is run by a team of volunteers.                            If you are interested in joining the team and becoming a trustee, please get in touch via our Contact page.


Chair: David Jones

David is not a Music Therapist! He is a keen amateur musician with a background in disability awareness. He has sat on a number of committees advising both the public and private sector on how best to support the needs of the disabled community, not only in Scotland but throughout Europe. The SMTT allows him to combine these interests in music and in disability.

 


Secretary: Chloe Hughes

Chloe is a registered Music Therapist based in Edinburgh, having graduated from the MSc in Music Therapy at Queen Margaret University in 2020.        Chloe has clinical experience of working with children with additional support needs in educational settings, and with adults living with dementia and their carers in community based care.


Treasurer: Jeanne Laidlaw

Jeanne is a Music Therapist, having graduated from the MSc Music Therapy course at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2018. She has clinical experience of working with adults with acquired brain injury and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioural needs. Jeanne currently works at ELM Music Therapy working with children with additional support needs in educational and community settings.


Trustee: Dr Philippa Derrington

Philippa is a Music Therapist and Programme Leader of the MSc Music Therapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.


Trustee: Emmeline McCracken

Emmeline works in Aberdeen and the shire as ELM Music Therapy. She works with a variety of children and adults with additional support needs, mental health difficulties and in areas of social deprivation. Emmeline also runs a number of community music therapy projects.


Trustee: Duncan Campbell

Duncan is an Edinburgh based Music Therapist, having graduated from the MSc Music Therapy course at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, in 2018. He has clinical experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and adults with acute mental health difficulties. Duncan works as a senior support worker for the charity withYOU within their learning disability service and is beginning to develop an Arts Therapies service to help empower those who the charity provides support for.


Trustee: Nadine Allan

Nadine is a registered Music Therapist who graduated from the MSc Music Therapy course at Queen Margaret University in 2020. She is currently working with ELM Music Therapy in Aberdeen and the shire. Nadine has clinical experience of working with children, adolescents and adults with additional support needs and mental health difficulties. She is currently working mainly with children who have profound multiple learning disabilities in schools, as well as co-running a Sing and Sign group.


Trustee: Mairead Traynor

Mairead is a registered Ayrshire based Music Therapist, having graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2019. She has clinical experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities, as well as adults with acute mental health conditions in forensic settings. Mairead currently works full time as music therapist in a residential service for adults with autism spectrum conditions and learning disabilities.


Meg and Sarah have  both recently stepped down as Chair and Secretary respectively. All of  us within the SMTT want to wish them both well for the future.


 

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