Current Research Projects

'Learning and self-regulation in early music education'– Teacher-student interactions in one-to-one music settings. SEMPRE Arnold Bentley New Initiatives Fund

'Teaching and learning in higher music education'– Teacher-student interactions in one-to-one music settings. SEMPRE Reg and Molly Buck Award

'Sounds of Intent' – mapping the musical development in children with learning difficulties: a curriculum model and online assessment tool http://soundsofintent.org/ 

'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

'Music in Neurodegenerative Disease' – exploring the potential role of music in the lives and education of children and young people with Batten Disease

'Education Strategies for JNCL' – an project with the European Commissioning group looking at education and therapy provision for children and young people with Juvenile Batten Disease

'Music and dementia' – investigating the potential role of music to sustain language in older people with dementia.

'IMAGINE' (Ideas for Musical Activities and Games IN the Early years') – a suite of projects developing strategies for parents to use with their children in the early years, with visual impairment, hearing impairment, autism or complex needs.

'Fragments of Genius' – exploring the skills of musical savants and the consequences for our understanding of learning, memory and creativity

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/