York Music Psychology Group

Research to explain and understand musical behaviour and experience.


Hauke Egermann graduated in Systematic Musicology, Media Studies, and Communication Research (MA 2006, Hannover University for Music and Drama, Germany). Subsequently, he studied Neuroscience at the international graduate school Center for Systems Neurosciences Hanover (PhD in Music Psychology/Neuroscience 2009). After finishing his dissertation, he was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music … Continued

Elizabeth Haddon studied music at the University of York, graduating in 1987, where she focused on historically informed performance and editorial work. Since then her freelance work has been very varied and has included the teaching of Javanese gamelan in the UK and abroad, tambura playing for the sarangi player Ram Narayan for concerts and … Continued

Beth Gilchrist graduated from the University of York in 2016 with a BA in Music, and is currently studying the Music Psychology pathway of the MA in Music. She chose to study this area having taken psychology at A Level, and considered continuing in this field at undergraduate level, before settling on music.She is interested … Continued

Briony Corrigan graduated from York St John University in 2015 with a BA (Hons) in Music. Her final dissertation brought together both the psychological and therapeutic effects of music in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans which expanded her knowledge of the brain and revealed a need for further research into the psychology … Continued

Lottie Brook has just finished her undergraduate degree in Music at The University of York. She is an experienced performer and a member of the University’s many orchestral and chamber ensembles. Lottie was also the Student Advocate for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, promoting healthy performance practice and presenting at national conferences. Whilst … Continued

Firat’s interest in music started at secondary school when he was taking the Diyarbakir Anatolian exam at the Fine Arts High School of Music Department in Turkey. After taking a short break from music, he made a decision to pursue his interest and build a musical career, achieving a bachelor degree as a honour student … Continued

Throughout her time as a music undergraduate at The University of York, psychology has informed and shaped the way Mimi approaches academia and wider life. During her gap year, between school and university, she taught herself Psychology A Level and since then has incorporated psychology into many of her undergraduate module assessments. For example the … Continued

Queen Rahmah Rizqi Zaidah graduated in Psychology from State Islamic University Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, East Java, Indonesia (Bachelor degree, 2010-2015). Then, she continued as an MA student in Music (Music Psychology) in the University of York, United Kingdom (2016/2017). She is a singer, specializing in Indonesian style (dangdut) and traditional music. She doesn’t have any … Continued