Fran Garry is a singer/songwriter, community musician, and arts practice researcher. In addition to her community music and performance work, she currently works as a postdoctoral researcher with the Health Research Institute, PART-IM (Participatory and Arts-Based Methods for Involving Migrants in Health Research) research cluster, at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Fran completed her PhD Arts Practice (Music) at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, in 2018. She received an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship award for her research project which explored lived experiences in community arts in Ireland through the lens of her community music and performance practice. She holds a BA in English Literature and History from the University of Limerick, and is a graduate of the MA Community Music programme at the Irish World Academy,UL. Her research interests include musical participation and wellbeing, community arts engagement, arts and cultural policy, and arts practice and arts-based research methods. Fran contributed an article to the inaugural issue of Transform-New Voices in Community Music, in 2018, and has also published in journals such as The Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy and Ethnomusicology Ireland.
HRI, PART-IM Research Cluster, University of Limerick: https://www.ul.ie/hri/participatory-and-arts-based-methods-involving-migrants-health-research-part-im