Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 02 Apr - Wed 06 Apr, 2011

John Sloboda John Sloboda (Faculty)

Country/Region: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Research Professor, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London; Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Keele Univeristy

Biography:
Professor John Sloboda has held the post of Emeritus Professor at Keele University since October 2008 and has been a member of the School of Psychology at Keele since 1974, and was Director of its Unit for the Study of Musical Skill and Development founded in 1991. He was appointed visiting research fellow at the Guildhall School during July 2009, and Research Professor in 2010. Professor Sloboda is internationally known for his work on the psychology of music. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and has been President of both the Psychology and General Sections of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, where he serves on the editorial board of it's journal Musicae Scientiae. He was recipient of the 1998 British Psychological Society's Presidents Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge, and in 2004 was elected to Fellowship of the British Academy. John Sloboda is Honorary Professor of Music at Royal Holloway University of London. He is also Executive Director of Oxford Research Group and Co-founder of the Iraq Body Count Project.

Media files from John Sloboda

Powerpoint Presentation John Sloboda

The power of music: perspectives from psychology research