Projects and Consultation

Recent Consultancy Work

Members of the Applied Music Research Group are available for consultancy work, having done so for many external organisations in the past, including:

  • BBC
  • Nokia
  • Classic FM
  • Immedia
  • Live Music Now
  • Drake Music
  • Jessie’s Fund

Please contact our staff about any consultancy work you require.


Current Funded Research Projects

  • ‘Sounds of Intent’ – mapping the musical development in children with learning difficulties: a curriculum model and online assessment tool
  • ‘Focus on Music’ – investigating musical development in children with identified syndromes: (i) Septo-Optic Dysplasia and Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, (ii) Retinopathy of Prematurity, and (iii) Leber Congenital Amaurosis
  • ‘Fragments of Genius’ – exploring the skills of musical savants and the consequences for our understanding of learning, memory and creativity
  • ‘Music and Gender in Early Years’ – Froebel Educational Institution, Research Grant 
  • ‘Music, Gender and Culture’ – Society for Education, Music, Psychology in Research (SEMPRE): The Arnold Bentley New Initiatives Fund
  • ‘Gender differences in musical composition’ – Society for Education, Music, Psychology in Research (SEMPRE): The Reg and Molly Buck Award
  • ‘Children’s composition and creativity’ – Daiwa Anglo-Japan Foundation Research Grant
  • ‘Children’s creative thinking at home and at school’ – Froebel Research Grant
  • 'Well-being and early learning in young children’ – Froebel Research Grant


The AMBER Trust

A number of research projects have been undertaken in collaboration with and with the support of the Amber Trust, a charity which helps blind children with a talent or a love for music.

For further information regarding the Amber Trust and the work it does with blind children, including details of small bursaries for research, follow the link to: http://www.ambertrust.org/