Music PhD student Emily Peasgood has just published a co-authored article with members of a research team in the Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing here at Canterbury Christ Church University. The article is titled, ‘The perceived effects of singing on the health and wellbeing of wives and partners of members of the British Armed Forces: A cross-sectional survey and has been published in the journal Public Health.

You can read the article online at the journal’s page, here, or via Canterbury Christ Church University’s open access repository, CREaTE.

Emily says:

“I’m really pleased that a research project I undertook with Stephen Clift, Sonia Page and Norma Daykin in my role as a research assistant at the Sidney De Haan Centre for Arts and Wellbeing has been published in the Public Health Journal. This cross-sectional survey with choir members (N=464) and committee members (N=173) was the first survey of a UK national network of singing groups for women connected with the Armed Forces. The results found that group singing can support the wellbeing of women who face challenges due to their partners’ careers, and highlights inter-personal dynamics within all-female singing groups that can both support well-being but also be sources of stress.”

Congratulations to Emily on this new publication!