Our People

Executive Members

Professor Sarah Wilson (Director)
Professor Gary McPherson (Deputy Director)
Professor Jane Davidson
Professory Felicity Baker
Professor Katrina McFerran


Research Fellows

Dr Alex Crooke
Dr Young-Eun Claire Lee
Dr Juyoung Lee
Dr Margaret Osborne
Dr Jeanette Tamplin
Dr Sally Treloyn


Affiliated Researchers

Associate Professor Neil McLachlan
Dr Amee Baird
Dr Sandra Garrido
Dr Amanda Krause

Graduate Students and research topics

Bronte Arns
Influences on music therapy clinical practice in autism specialist school settingsLaura Bird
The organisation of singing and language networks in epilepsy.
Krysta Callander
The sound of 'silence': Exploring the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying the experience of tinnitus.
Solange Eeltink Glasser-Sbieh
Synaesthesia, absolute pitch, and musical abilities.
Rebecca Fairchild
Collaborative song writing with children experiencing homelessness and family violence to understand the resources that they draw upon when life gets hard.
Lucy Forrest

Parents and music therapists’ reflections on the experience of music and music therapy for paediatric palliative care patients and their families, who come from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Jason Kenner

Borderline personality disorder, group improvisation and relational skills.
Benjamin Leske

Exploring inclusion and exclusion in community choral singing.
Elizabeth McLean

Exploring parent’s experiences of attachment with their baby through singing in a Neonatal Unit.
Laura Medcalf

Examining therapeutic boundaries in contemporary music therapy practice.
Melissa Murphy
Linking in and grooving out: The role of music for young people living with disability transitioning from school.
James Richmond
Drumming up harmony: How rhythmic synchronisation fosters prosocial behaviour.
Elly Scrine
Using music to explore gender and feminist activism with young people in schools
Meg Steele
Partnering with teachers to build inclusivity through music
Yi Ting Tan
Investigating the genetic basis of singing ability: a twin study.
Jo Wigley
Auditory rehabilitation with music training: A study of learning-dependent plasticity in people with hearing loss.
Valerie Yap
Verbal pragmatics and emotion processing in the Broader Autism Phenotype.