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Jens Anderson-Ingstrup

Jens Anderson-Ingstrup

Jens Anderson-Ingstrup


BA in Music Therapy, AAU (2013)

Participant in Solution Hub, AAU (2013)

MA in Music Therapy, AAU (2015)

Neurologic Music Therapist, The international neurologic music therapy training institute (2015)

Lecturer and researcher at Neuropædagogisk Kompetencecenter, UCN (2015-2016)

Current positions

PhD fellow at the Department Music Therapy, AAU since 1st. of August 2016

Lecturer and supervisor at the Music Therapy training programme, AAU

Clinical music therapist since 2015

Doctoral study

Working title

A flexible fit – The development of a suitable manual framework for PAI/PAMI


Prof.  Hanne Mette Ridder – Department of Music Therapy, Aalborg University, Denmark

Associate Professor Jacob Gorm Davidsen – Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark


This study is part of a project lead by Professor Hanne Mette Ridder where the use of music therapy components as an intervention to promote interaction between a person with dementia and a caregiver is explored. This intervention is labelled Person Attuned Musical Interaction (PAMI). This study has two parts. In the first part manual-based treatments in the field of dementia and related fields will be analysed in order to provide building blocks for manual-based treatments like the PAMI.

The second part will focus on extracting relevant musical interactions between a person with dementia and the researcher from video data. The analysis consists of a variety of methods such as Phenomenological transcription and Conversation Analysis.

Research questions

This study follows a problem description with two sub-research questions:

Problem description: How are manual-based complex interventions published in the field of dementia structured and how do they disseminate their content in refereed journals?

  1. Research question 1: How can a manual frame be formulated for PAI/PAMI to achieve applicability in both clinical and research setting?
  2. Research question 2: How does an attunement/regulation process unfold in a music therapy session with a person with dementia, where the person moves from a state of hypo-arousal to being able to engage in a social dialogue/interaction?