Dr Yoon Irons is Associate Professor of Arts for Health and Wellbeing at University of Derby, where she is director of singing research lab. For almost two decades, she has been conducting research to evaluate the benefits of group singing for people with long-term health conditions, including chronic pain, respiratory illnesses (Cystic Fibrosis, COPD), neurological conditions (Parkinson’s, Stroke). She’s also been undertaking research into social prescribing to promote health and wellbeing for diverse communities.

Yoon's recent  book "Singing" is the first book aimed at supporting singing practitioners and lay people to adopt singing for health and wellbeing. Prior to her academic post, Yoon worked as a music therapist in the UK, Germany, and Australia. Yoon is a singer and musician, calling all to join her campaign "Song a day keeps the doctor away!". 

Past Short Courses

Song a day keeps the doctor away!
Thursday 6th June 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Song a day keeps the doctor away!

Dr Yoon Irons

Dr Yoon Irons will give an overview of research into group singing involving people living with longer-term health conditions, such as chronic pain, cystic fibrosis, and Parkinson’s.