Research Degree Programme supervisors’ research interests and areas of supervision:

Aleks Szram DMA
  • Piano Performance
  • 20th and 21st Century Performance Practice
  • Indeterminacy, aleatoric music and graph scores
  • Memorisation
  • Chamber Music
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Online and blended learning environments

Ann van Allen Russell PhD
  • British Musical life in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • The music of Johann Christian Bach
  • 17th and 18th century Historical Performance Practice
  • The development and use of the flute, with specific reference to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
  • The music publishing industry in England in the long eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries 
  • Music Intellectual Property and Copyright Law

Charles Linehan
Reader in Choreography
  • Choreography and film

Deirdre Gribbin PhD
  • Composition
  • The interface between music and theatre audiences
  • Music and interactive healthcare technology in practice and rehabilitation hospitals in Canada
  • Music and genetics
  • Composition as a developmental tool for young adults with cognitive delay
  • The music of Per Norgard
  • Orchestration and the capacity of acoustic sound
  • The role of women in music
  • Music written out of conflict
  • Audience participation and inclusive in contemporary music experiences
  • Music, new plays and dance

Dominic Murcott PhD
Reader in Composition
  • The interface between classical and popular music, 1960 to present
  • The music of Conlon Nancarrow
  • The music of Frank Zappa
  • The relationship between computer technologies and performance
  • Composition education practice
 

Douglas Finch
  • Piano and Composition

Emma Redding PhD
Professor in Performance Science
  • Dance Science
  • Performance Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Dancers’ and Musicians’ Health and performance
  • Mental imagery in creative, educational, performance contexts

Gwyn Pritchard
Professor in Composition
  • Composition
  • Festival and Concert programming

John Irving PhD
Professor in Historical Performance
  • Mozart
  • Performance practice
  • Aesthetics of musical performance (18th/early 18th centuries)
  • 18th-century keyboard music
  • Editorial practice

Jonathan Owen Clark PhD
Professor in Aesthetics
  • Critical theory
  • Arts practice
  • Critical Theory and Historiography
  • Philosophical Aesthetics
  • Musicology and Performance Studies
  • Critical Pedagogy and Participatory Arts
  • Mathematical Music Theory
  • Musical Composition and Sound Design
  • Inter-Arts Collaborative Practice and Installation Art
 

Louise Jackson EdD
Professor in Critical Pedagogy and Arts Education
  • Widening Participation to Higher Education
  • Music Education
  • Learning and Teaching (Arts)
  • Politics of Higher Education

Sam Hayden PhD
Professor in Composition
  • Composition (Acoustic and Digital)
  • Interactive Computer Music
  • Computer-Assisted Composition
  • Computer-Generated Notation
  • Contemporary Music Notation

Sophie Fuller PhD
  • Cultural Musicology, particularly late 19th and 20th century Britain
  • Gender, Sexuality and Music
  • Performance spaces for music

Stephen Montague DMA
Professor in Composition
  • Composition

Tony Thatcher MFA
  • Choreography and Somatics

 

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