Research Papers and Publications

Gulliver, A., Pike, G., Banfield, M., Morse, A. R., Katruss, N., Valerius, H., Pescud, M., McMaster, M., & West, S. (2021). The music engagement program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: Pilot feasibility trial outcomes. Evaluation and Program Planning, 87, 101930.

de Jong, D. C., Pike, G., West, S., Valerius, H., Kay, A., & Ellis, S. (2020). Shared music, shared occupation: Embedding music as a socioaltruistic collective- and co-occupation in occupational therapy education. Journal of Occupational Science, , 1-14. doi:10.1080/14427591.2020.1793808

Bodkin-Allen, West, Swain, ‘It’s not that bad singing with other people’: The effect of a single Outreach on singing attitudes and confidence in adults. (December 2019). Australian Journal of Music Education 52(2):95-105

Gulliver, A., Pike, G., Banfield, M., Morse, A. R., Katruss, N., Pescud, M., West, S. et. al. (2019). Evaluation of the music engagement program for people with alzheimer’s disease and dementia: Study protocol for a pilot trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 15, 100419-100419. doi:10.1016/j.conctc.2019.100419

Pike, G. (2017) The Past, Present and Future of Music in Education: a transdisciplinary framework designed to promote re-engagement and reform in music education for teachers, students and the community. PhD thesis, Australian National University.

West, S., Pike, G. & Griffiths, P., (2017) ‘Simply Singing: the use of interdisciplinary educational design research to facilitate music making in intercultural Islamic settings’, Chapter 14, Building Interdisciplinary & Intercultural Bridges: Where Practice Meets Research and Theory, Burnard, P. et al (eds), University of Cambridge, available at

West & Pike – Practically Speaking: a trio of concepts for encouraging music participation for all ages. (2014)

West – The ‘Middle Ground’: The development of a new practice-let research paradigm for music education.  (2011)

Davis – A Model View: Achievement, recreation and adult beginning violin instruction. PhD Thesis (2009)

West – Selective mutism for singing (SMS) and its treatment: conceptualising musical disengagement as mass social dysfunction. (2009)

West – Passing it on: disseminating and evaluating the theory and practice of the Music Education Program.  (2009)

West – Children and choice: expanding music repertoire choices through consultation and participation beyond the school gates. International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Dunedin (2007)

 West & Garber – From ‘helped’ to ‘helper’: the ‘at-risk’ child and altruistic music-making. (2004)

West – Mining Tin Pan Alley: The songs of Tin Pan Alley as a social, musical and educational resource in the development of music making, based on a community-focussed social/altruistic philosophy. (2003)

West – “There’s a track…”: re-discovering the music in us all.