Sesame Research


Early Research

 Sesame has been researching the use of drama and movement as therapy since the 1970s.  We have an interesting resource of papers and footage describing this work, mainly carried out by our Founder, Billy Lindkvist the KATS team which can be accessed by contacting the office. 

 Recent Research

More recently Sesame practitioners have undertaken PhDs and other research projects.  Catherine Butler has published in the Journal of Applied Arts & Health and you can find her article 'The Song is You': How music works in Sesame therapy for clients with dementia here

Today Sesame researchers meet in two ways:

 The Sesame Resarch Google Group

This group meets virtually through an online Google group. It has thirty three members living in the UK and overseas.   If you would like to become part of the Sesame Google Research Group, this is how it’s done:

 Research Evenings

Sesame Research evenings aim to make a comfortable space where people from new student to PhD candidates, can bring starting or refined ideas about writing or research.  Running quarterly on Wednesday evenings, this group explores methodologies through which present or future work can be evaluated, and it offers participants a place to try out presenting developing work or discuss starting ideas for future writing projects.

The evening group can be accessed by Skype for international members of Sesame. It is also open to people outside the Sesame community and we have had participants come in from other disciplines.  Normally between eight to ten people attend each event, flagging up the real but as yet tentative interest which research has within the Sesame community.

Next Research Evening


To be announced




 Excerpts from past research

Click the title to take you to excerpts from research in the Sesame archives:

 Early Research

We hope to increase the research available on the website over time.

Excerpts from recent research

Click the title to take you to summaries of recent PhD work and other research.

PhD - Dr Antonia Batzoglou

Sesame Members can access more research from the Sesame Archives on the Members pages of the website.