Dawn Rose is music psychologist working as a Senior Research Associate at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts in Switzerland.
Her research focus has two strands:
1 - the use of music for movement among people with Parkinson's, and the potential of auditory imagery for neuro-rehabilitation
2 - music and wellbeing, especially linked to the wellbeing of children learning music and the wellbeing of music students in higher education
Dr Rose completed her MSc. (Music, Mind and Brain) and Ph.D. (supervised by Professor Pam Heaton and Dr Alice Jones Bartoli) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to that she taught Artist Development at the British & Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in the UK.
Dr Rose is a member of the International Judo Research Unit (iDojo) at the University of Hertfordshire, and a professional member of the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE) and the British Association for Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES).
Dawn is also a professional drummer (The Frog Princess - Punked*, and previously with Rantipoles, Gertrude, Right Said Fred, Altered Images) and a martial artist, holding black belts in Danzan Ryu Ju Jitzu and Tae Kwon Do.
*The Frog Princess - Punked is funded by the UK Arts Council.