Dr Alex Crooke

Dr Alexander Crooke is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne. Alex’s PhD, completed in 2015 at the University of Melbourne, was a critical exploration of the relationship between wellbeing and musical participation in mainstream schools, with a particular focus on areas of research methodology, program delivery, and policy. He has a diverse, multidisciplinary background spanning sociology, cultural studies, social policy, adolescent mental health, and population health, with experience undertaking research in various settings. Currently, Alex’s research interests are focused on Music and health in schools, including applications of Hip Hop and Electronic music.

Alex has published in international and interdisciplinary refereed journals in areas of music education, mental health, policy, and music therapy, and has co-authored a book chapter on the topic of music therapy and health in schools.

Alex is available for enquiries regarding evaluation, research, and consultation on school-based music/arts programs, community and wellbeing applications of Hip Hop and electronic music, as well as cultural and education policy.