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If you are considering applying to undertake doctoral research, your first step is to identify a member of staff with relevant expertise to support your project and capacity to act as your supervisor.

An initial enquiry with a potential supervisor will help to establish if they are interested to work with you. General enquiries about the programme may be sent to our Head of Research. Our Admissions team can help you with more general application enquiries - see contact detail below.

Performance

Mark Armstrong – jazz and related styles; commercial music.
Dr Dave Camlin – participatory performance; community music; social impact of music; musician education; philosophy.
Professor Terence Charlston – performance practice; practice research; genre; source analysis; keyboard organology.
Dr Carola Darwin – music and gender; women composers; vocal music and opera; performance.
Dr Gerardo Gozzi - microtonality; extended techniques; perception of sound; improvisation.
Dr Christina Guillaumier – Russian and Slavic music; modernism and politics; piano repertoires; practice research.
Professor Trevor Herbert – brass instruments; music and society, especially in Britain.
Dr Maiko Kawabata – performance history; performance studies; gender and music; race and music.
Andrew McCrea – organ historiography; keyboard performance practice; genres and styles; reception studies.
Norbert Meyn – practice research; C19 and C20 music and migration; oral history; diction; declamation; art song.
Dr Ingrid Pearson – performance practice; practice research; woodwind organology and iconography; historiography.
Professor Ashley Solomon – flute and recorder; performance practice; practice research; woodwind organology.

Composition

Professor Mark Bowden - orchestral & chamber music; vocal & choral music; opera; music for dance.
Dr Jonathan Cole - composition; experimental music.
Dr Gerardo Gozzi - microtonality; extended techniques; perception of sound; improvisation.
Kenneth Hesketh - techniques of C20 music; orchestration/transcription; music of Dutilleux; musical ekphrasis.
Dr Alison Kay - C20/C21 compositional technique; orchestration/transcription; experimental ideas.
Haris Kittos - composition; experimental music; sound art; visual art; interdisciplinary approaches; multimedia.
William Mival - extended and dramatic forms; orchestral and ensemble music; decadence; post- and neo-romanticism.
Dr Diana Salazar - electroacoustic; sound art; site-specific practices; artistic collaboration; technology in education.

Performance Science

Dr Anna Detari - performers' health and wellbeing; performance-related disorders; Focal Dystonia; neurodiversity.
Dr Tania Lisboa - practice and memorisation; technology in education; arts in health and wellbeing; music and SEND.
Professor Rosie Perkins - music and mental health; parental wellbeing; musicians’ wellbeing; institutional cultures.
Dr Neta Spiro - musical care; music in health; music psychology; performers’ health & wellbeing.
Dr George Waddell - performance enhancement; cognition; decision-making; evaluation; perception; technology.
Professor Aaron Williamon -performance psychology, evaluation and anxiety; cognition; memory; arts and health.

Musicology and the cultural study of music

Professor Robert Adlington – music post-1960; modernism and avant-garde; music and politics; music and democracy  
Dr Ann van Allen-Russell – the long C18; music and culture; performance practice; intellectual property; copyright
Dr Carola Darwin – music and gender; women composers; vocal music and opera; performance
Dr Sarah Fuchs – C19 and C20 music and culture, especially France; audio-visual media; digital cultural heritage
Dr Christina Guillaumier – Russian and Slavic music; modernism and politics; piano repertoires; practice research
Professor Trevor Herbert – brass instruments; music and society, especially in Britain
Ivan Hewett – modernism; music and aesthetics; music post-1945
Dr Maiko Kawabata – performance history; performance studies; gender and music; race and music
Professor Richard Langham Smith – C19 and C20 French music, particularly opera and Debussy; Spanish music
Andrew McCrea – organ historiography; keyboard performance practice; genres and styles; reception studies
Norbert Meyn – practice research; C19 and C20 music and migration; oral history; diction; declamation; art song
Dr Ingrid Pearson – performance practice; practice research; woodwind organology and iconography; historiography
Professor David Wright – British music: economic, social, cultural contexts; performance and education institutions

Material Culture and Organology

Professor Terence Charlston – performance practice; practice research; genre; source analysis; keyboard organology.
Professor Trevor Herbert – brass instruments; music and society, especially in Britain.
Dr Ingrid Pearson – performance practice; practice research; woodwind organology and iconography; historiography.
Professor Gabriele Rossi Rognoni – material culture studies; musical instrument studies; iconography; museum studies.
Professor Ashley Solomon – flute and recorder; performance practice; practice research; woodwind organology.

Music Education

Dr Dave Camlin - participatory performance; community music; social impact of music; musician education; philosophy.
Dr Tania Lisboa - practice and memorisation; technology in education; arts in health and wellbeing; music and SEND.
Dr Jessica Pitt - musical play; learner-centred pedagogies; music as material for interaction; posthuman research.
Dr Mary Stakelum - intercultural perspectives; curriculum; practitioner research; music education and social context.

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