Department of Music

Find an expert - Music

The Department of Music hosts a wide variety of specialist researchers. The list below shows the primary research interests of our academics.

Nick Baragwanath

  • Music history and theory, 1600-1945
  • Aesthetics and critical theory 
  • Historical music pedagogy 

Harriet Boyd-Bennett

  • Music in Italy
  • Opera and performance
  • Modernism and the avant-garde

Mervyn Cooke

  • Benjamin Britten 
  • Film music
  • Jazz
  • Shakespeare and music 

Joanne Cormac

  • 19th-century music and culture
  • Liszt
  • Music and literature (particularly biography)
  • The symphony post-Beethoven

Elizabeth Kelly

  • Composition
  • Music of the 20th and 21st centuries 
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration (music with works, film, dance and new technologies)

Duncan MacLeod

  • Acoustic and electro-acoustic composition 
  • Art, folklore, anthropology and acoustic ecology

Lonán Ó Briain

  • Ethnomusicology (Southeast Asia)
  • Folk music in Britain and Ireland 
  • Popular music studies 

Henry Parkes

  • Music before 1600
  • Plainchant
  • Church history and liturgy
  • Manuscripts and source study

Simon Paterson 

  • Sound recording
  • Music production
  • Electronic and computer music 

Hannah Robbins

  • Hollywood and Broadway musicals
  • Cultural theory

Rebecca Thumpston

  • 20th-century British music
  • Modernism
  • Performance, agency and embodiment 


Department of Music

The University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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