Thomas Stegemann
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Music Therapy Research Centre Vienna (WZMF)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. sc. mus. Thomas Stegemann is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a licensed music therapist, and a family therapist. Since 2011 he has served as Professor of Music Therapy and Head of the Department of Music Therapy and the Music Therapy Research Centre Vienna (WZMF) at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. He is an internationally publishing author and lecturer. He was a member of the Local Organizing Committee and co-head of the Scientific Committee of the European Music Therapy Conference 2016 in Vienna, Austria. His main research areas are: Music therapy for children, adolescents, and families; music(therapy) and neurobiology; ethics in music therapy.

Eva Phan Quoc 
Music Therapy Research Centre Vienna (WZMF)
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Eva Phan Quoc is a certified music therapist, senior scientist and lecturer at the Music Therapy Research Centre Vienna (WZMF) and the Department of Music Therapy at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Her main clinical and research areas are family settings and attachment-based music therapy in early childhood.

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Agnes Burghardt-Distl  
Zentrum für Entwicklungsförderung Dresdnerstraße

Agnes Burghardt-Distl is a certified music therapist and psychologist, currently working within a multiprofessional team in a clinical outpatient center and in private practice in Vienna. She is specialized inmusic therapy with children, adolescents and families and gives lectures on the subject of autism-spectrum-disorders.

Grace Thompson 
University of Melbourne

Dr Grace Thompson is a music therapist and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Grace has worked with children, young people and families for over 20 years within the early childhood intervention and special education sectors. Grace is co-editor of the book “Music Therapy with Families: Therapeutic Approaches and Theoretical Perspectives”.

Amelia Oldfield 
Anglia Ruskin University,

Amelia Oldfield worked as a clinical music therapist with children and their families for 40 years in a child development centre and a child and family psychiatric unit. She has researched, written and lectured extensively in this area. In September 2019, she officially ‘retired’ but continues music therapy supervision, research consultancy and teaching both in her role as Emeritus Professor at Anglia Ruskin University and for other Universities, organisations, or individuals in the UK and abroad. 


Tali Gottfried 
Herzog Academic College 

Tali Gottfried, PhD, from Israel is a registered music therapist, certified supervisor, lecturer and researcher. She is the founder and the owner of a private music therapy practice for children, youth and families, and a lecturer at the Mater Program for Special Education in Herzog Academic College in Jerusalem. Tali's work is set within a parallel treatment paradigm within a family-centered approach, using music as a facilitating bridge in parent-child daily interaction. Since 2014, Tali is the Israeli delegate to the EMTC.

Claire Flower 
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foudation Trust

Claire is Consultant Music Therapist in Children’s Therapies at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.  She has a particular interest in practice and research with families, and is Chair of the Scientific Committee for #emtc2022.  When not being a music therapist, she is most likely to be found walking the hills. 

Rut Wallius

Department of Child Protection, Municipality of Botkyrka

Rut Wallius works as a family oriented music therapist specializing in violence in families at risk. Since 20221 she is also a PhD student at Aalborg University, doing research about the reunification process between children in care and their families.