Trinity Laban recruits PhD Studentship in Performance Science

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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is recruiting for a PhD Studentship in Performance Science, offering a unique opportunity to work in the fast growing field of performance science.

The studentship is part of a major new research project, Musical Impact: Enhancing the Health and Wellbeing of Musicians (2013-2017).The project, which has attracted close to £1m in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), is led by Conservatoires UK, the organisation that represents nine major UK conservatoires.

Dr Emma Redding, Trinity Laban's Head of Dance Science, said: "Performance science is a new and fast growing interdisciplinary field of study and research. As such, there are few researchers with PhDs in this field.

"This three year studentship provides a unique opportunity to study a highly select population over a period of time. Moreover, it is an opportunity for a high calibre student to get involved in interdisciplinary performance science study."

The successful applicant will be joining the Trinity Laban Research Degree Programme and Graduate School, a community of staff, taught postgraduates and postgraduate research students: composers, performers and choreographers as well as music and dance science researchers.

Trinity Laban is working on the AHRC project with scientists from Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University, professional musicians and their employers via the Musicians' Union, the Association of British Orchestras and health practitioners and researchers linked to the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine and the International Health Humanities Network.

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