Dr Mary Broughton

Lecturer

School of Music
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
m.broughton@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54116

Overview

Mary is a percussionist and researcher in the psychology of music, which involves applying psychological science theory and methods to study human thought, feeling and behaviour in relation to music. Her research focuses on music perception and cognition, action and interaction through music performance, audience engagement and development, music in the early childhood period, and promoting individual and community wellbeing through active participation in music performance. As a percussionist, Mary has performed with orchestras such as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and has performed nationally and internationally as a chamber and solo musician. Mary established and currently leads the psychology of music program area at The University of Queensland's School of Music.

Research Interests

  • Psychology of Music
    - Music perception and cognition - Action and interaction in music performance - Audience engagement and development for music performance - Music in the early childhood period - Promoting individual and community wellbeing through active participation in music performance

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Music, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Music, Griffith University

Publications

  • Broughton, Mary C. (2020). Music and dance. The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. (pp. x-x) edited by William Forde Thompson and Kirk Olsen. Santa Barbara, CA, United States: ABC-CLIO.

  • Sheppard, Alexa and Broughton, Mary C. (2020). Promoting wellbeing and health through active participation in music and dance: a systematic review. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 15 (1) 1732526, 1732526. doi: 10.1080/17482631.2020.1732526

  • Foreman, John , Lim, Kai Chen , Broughton, Mary C. , Christensen, Matt , Marshall, Shannon , malcolm.bjc, Aitken, Greg , Calderbank, Shane , Loveland, Toby , Andrew J, Francis, Steve and Fitzpatrick, Loni (2019). 61st Annual TV Week Logie Awards. Gold Coast, Queensland: TV Week Logie Awards and Nine Network.

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Broughton, Mary C. (2020). Music and dance. The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. (pp. x-x) edited by William Forde Thompson and Kirk Olsen. Santa Barbara, CA, United States: ABC-CLIO.

  • Davidson, Jane W. and Broughton, Mary C. (2016). Bodily mediated coordination, collaboration, and communication in music performance. The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. (pp. 573-595) edited by Susan Hallam, Ian Cross and Michael Thaut. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198722946.013.35

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision