Music, Science and Technology

Music as science research group

We are leaders in the field of music psychology. Our research investigates areas including musical imagery, creativity, preferences, audiences, development, identity and listening behaviours. We explore the intersections between music and wellbeing and undertake real-world research into the impact of music on physical and mental health. Our researchers are engaged with the interaction of technology and music in historical and current contexts. We actively collaborate with organisations as diverse as Opera North, the Science Museum and the NHS.

Find out more about music psychology research activity in the School.

Explore our projects for more details about our past and present research activity.


Freya Bailes James Mooney
Karen Burland Emily Payne
Alinka Greasley Luke Windsor
David Ireland  

Explore our profiles for more information about our academic team.


For further information about the Music, Science and Technology research group, please email James Mooney or Alinka Greasley