Faculty of Music


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Visiting Professor in Brain, Mind and Music Learning

The Don Wright Faculty of Music is delighted to announce that discussions are in progress for Dr. Katie Overy http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/edinburgh-college-art/music/staff/academic-staff?person_id=17&cw_xml=profile.php to join the faculty during 2014-15 as a visiting professor in brain, mind and music learning. 

Overy  is Director of the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development at Edinburgh University http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/edinburgh-college-art/music/research/imhsd/imhsd-home an interdisciplinary research and teaching  centre investigating and applying music as a therapeutic, educational, artistic and social tool.

Overy holds degrees in music and psychology from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Sheffield, UK and has also studied at the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music, Hungary. She conducted postdoctoral work in fMRI techniques and neuroimaging of musical processing with Gottfried Schlaug at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and Harvard Medical School.

Overy’s groundbreaking research in the field of the Neurosciences and Music has established her as a leading international scholar in the field. During her visiting professorship at Western she is expected to be working to establish research relationships between the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western’s Brain and Mind Institute http://www.uwo.ca/bmi/ and the Auditory Development Lab at McMaster University. http://www.psychology.mcmaster.ca/ljt/research.htm Plans are also underway for a pilot research project to consolidate these research relationships.  This will provide exciting opportunities for students.