Martin Clayton, Professor of Ethnomusicology
Research Interests: Hindustani (North Indian) classical music, rhythmic analysis, comparative musicology and early field recordings, British-Asian music and Western music in India.
Tuomas Eerola, Professor of Music Cognition
Research Interests: Music and emotions, music and sadness, music and movement, film music, perception of rhythm, timbre, and chords, cross-cultural research.
Laura Leante, Associate Professor in Ethnomusicology
Research Interests: Indian classical and folk music, music of the South Asian diaspora, performance analysis, music and globalisation, popular music, music semiotics.
Nick Collins, Professor in Composition
Research Interests: Musical artificial intelligence, machine listening, computational musicology, empirical studies of musical influence, perception of electronic music.
Kelly Jakubowski, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Research Interests: Music & memory, musical imagery, earworms, absolute pitch, ensemble coordination & entrainment.
George Athanasopoulos, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Research Interests: Cognitive ethnomusicology, music psychology, conceptual blending, music and imagery
Simone Tarsitani, Research Technician
Research Interests: Music technology, audiovisual documentation and analysis, digital archives, African music, ritual music, popular music.
Scott Bannister, PhD Student
Research Interests: Music and emotions, chills, psychophysiology, music neuroscience, cross-cultural research, popular music, and music in society.
James Armitage, PhD student
Research Interests: music and emotion; music and attention; cross-modal priming.
Annaliese Micallef Grimaud, PhD student
Research Interests: Music and emotions, music composition, felt and perceived emotions, emotion manipulation, music expectancy and music perception – emotional responses to music.
Matthias Lichtenfeld, PhD student
Research Interests: music and emotion; musical communication chain; emotional experiences and perspectives of performers.
Julian Céspedes-Guevara, Graduate Teaching Associate
Research Interests: Music and emotions; music and empathy; music, body and movement, and entrainment.
Lara Pearson, Associated Researcher
Research Interests: South Indian music, embodied music cognition, aesthetics, music transmission, gesture, music improvisation, and cultural heritage.