“ Josie is always willing to help, explore, listen, share in the learning. Josie is very approachable and works extremely hard to meet all our needs should they arise. ”

C.Q, Derry/Londonderry


Brian Stafford


Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin


Benno Hunziker, Basel


Media & Publications

Presentations & Workshops

March 2015
Masterclass entitled ‘The Role of Music as a Creative Intermediate Tool in Music Therapy’ at the Music Department, Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Nov 2014
Presentation entitled 'The Legacy of the Conflict and the Effect of Trauma on Children and Young People' for the Music Bridge Community Music Training Programme, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry / Londonderry.
Sep 2014 -Aug 2015
Workshop series entitled ‘Music Therapy with Autism / Integration of Musical Activities with Family Life’ in various locations in Ireland for the Centre for Autism, Middletown, Co. Armagh.
May 2013
Workshop presentation entitled ‘Developmental Milestones of Musicality: Children aged 0-5yr’ at Singing the Bridge – A Community Music / Music Therapy Festival, Derry / Londonderry.
May 2013
Workshop presentation entitled ‘Music Therapy, ASD, Creativity’ at the Centre for Autism, Middletown, Co. Armagh.
Jun 2012
Workshop presentation entitled ‘The fiddle as a symbolic creative tool in music therapy’ at the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, Derry / Londonderry.

Selected Summary of Scientific Publications

Nugent, J & Paillot, R. (2009), Guest editorial: Equine Herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy: Unravelling the enigma, The Vet J. 180, 271-272

Paillot, R., Sharp, E., Case R. and Nugent J (2009), Herpes Virus infection in Equid Species in Herpesviridae: Viral Structure, Life Cycle and Infections. Ed. Gluckman, T.R., Nova Sci Pub, USA

Goodman, J.B. et al., (2007), A point mutation in a herpesvirus polymerase determines neuropathogenicity. Plos Pathogens, 3, 1-10

Nugent, J., et al., (2006), Analysis of equine herpesvirus type 1 strain variation reveals a point mutation of the DNA polymerase strongly associated with neuropathogenic versus non-neuropathogenic disease outbreaks. J. Virology, 80, 4047-4060

Nugent, J., et al., (2000), Development and evaluation of ELISA procedures to detect antibodies against the major envelope protein (GL) of equine arteritis virus. Journal of Virological Methods, 90, 167-183

Music Publications

Noone, J., McMahon (Dwyer), O., Ní Bhriain, L., and Nugent, J. (2012) Irish Traditional Music: Available at http://www.wfmt.info/, with clinical reflection on music therapy for dementia patients resident resident in Northen Ireland.

Skeef, E. (in press) Eugene Skeef autobiography: A commentary on a Community Workshop with the Jigsaw project.

Nugent, J. (in press) Proceedings of the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention 2012, NAFCO, Derry / Londonderry: The Fiddle and its role as a symbolic creative therapeutic tool in music therapy.


Caves of Cong (2014)
Hills & Hollows (2010)
Wild Skies - Cambridge City (2010)
Fead an Iolar - Na Casaidigh (1984)