Dr Jeanette Tamplin


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Music Therapy

E: jeanette.tamplin@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Jeanette Tamplin is a registered music therapist, researcher and lecturer specialising in neurorehabilitation for people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury or other neurological disorder. She has worked clinically in the neurorehabilitation field for 15 years and also undertaken research in this area. Her clinical and research interests include the therapeutic effects of singing, speech and language rehabilitation, respiratory training, therapeutic songwriting, and coping and adjustment following traumatic injury or illness.  Jeanette has published in international and interdisciplinary refereed journals and has contributed chapters to several edited books on music therapy, as well as co-authoring a text with Dr Felicity Baker: ‘Music Therapy Methods in Neurorehabilitation: A Clinician’s Manual’ in 2006 (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

Research projects

  • ‘Singing in Spinal Cord Injury’: An investigation into the mechanisms used when singing and the efficacy of singing training for people with quadriplegia (Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative, University of Melbourne) Tamplin, Baker,Grocke, Brazzale, Pretto, Ruehland, Buttifant, Brown & Berlowitz: 2007-2012
  • ‘Stroke a Chord’: Music to improve the communication, social and emotional experience of people living with aphasia (Helen McPherson Smith Trust) Tamplin, Baker, Jones, Way & Lee: 2008-2012
  • The effects of vocal exercises and singing on the speech of people with acquired dysarthria, Tamplin: 2004-2005
  • An evaluation of the first year of the Royal Talbot Music Therapy Program (Ian Potter Foundation) Tamplin & Montague: 2004-2005
  • Themes within songs written by people with traumatic brain injury. Baker, Kennelly & Tamplin: 2004-2005


  • Music Therapy Theory - Applications of Music in Therapy B


Complete list of publications