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. In William Forde Thompson and Kirk Olsen (Ed.), The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym (pp. x-x) Santa Barbara, CA, United States: ABC-CLIO.

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

  • Broughton, Mary C., Schubert, Emery, Harvey, Dominic G. and Sevens, Catherine J. (2019) Continuous self-report engagement responses to the live performance of an atonal, post-serialist solo marimba work. Psychology of Music, 47 1: 109-131. doi:10.1177/0305735617736378

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2018) Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

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

  • Davidson, Jane W. and Broughton, Mary C. (2016). Bodily mediated coordination, collaboration, and communication in music performance. In Susan Hallam, Ian Cross and Michael Thaut (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology 2nd ed. (pp. 573-595) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198722946.013.35

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Broughton, Mary and Stevens, Catherine (2009). Physical movement and imagery in professional and undergraduate student solo marimba practice. In: Aaron Williamon, Sharman Pretty and Ralph Buck, ISPS 2009: 2nd International Symposium on Performance Science. International Symposium on Performance Science, Auckland, NZ, (531-536). 15-18 December, 2009.

  • Broughton, Mary, Stevens, Catherine and Schubert, Emery (2008). Continuous self-report of engagement to live solo marimba performance. In: Ken'ichi Miyazaki, Y. Hiraga, M. Adachi, Y. Nakajima and M. Tsuzaki, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition. ICMPC10: 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan, (366-371). 25-29 August, 2008.

  • Broughton, Mary C. and Stevens, Catherine J. (2007). It's not just about sound: investigating marimba performance as an auditory and visual experience. In: Proceedings of the 8th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference "Focus on Excellence: Questions and Answers". APPC 2007: 8th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference "Focus on Excellence: Questions and Answers", Canberra, ACT, Australia, (1-18). 2-6 July, 2007.

  • Broughton, Mary, Stevens, Kate and Malloch, Stephen (2006). Music, movement and marimba: an investigation of the role of movement and gesture in communicating musical expression to an audience. In: Mario Baroni, Anna Rita Addessi, Roberto Caterina and Marco Costa, 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition: Proceedings. ICMPC2006: 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologna, Italy, (1127-1135). 22-26 August, 2006.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision