Professor Aaron Williamon

Director, Centre for Performance Science

Centre for Performance Science

Royal College of Music | Imperial College London

Performance science, Music psychology, Music cognition, Music education, Empirical aesthetics

BA, BSc, PhD, FHEA, FRSA, HonRCM

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  1. Fancourt, D. and Aufegger, L. and Williamon, A. (2015) Low-stress and high-stress singing have contrasting effects on glucocorticoid response. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. ISSN 1664-1078
  2. Williamon, A. and Aufegger, L. and Eiholzer, H. (2014) Simulating and stimulating performance: introducing distributed simulation to enhance musical learning and performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. ISSN 1664-1078
  3. Alessandri, E. and Williamson, V. J. and Eiholzer, H. and Williamon, A. (2015) Beethoven recordings reviewed: a systematic method for mapping the content of music performance criticism. Frontiers in Psychology, 6 (57). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1664-1078
  4. Perkins, R. and Aufegger, L. and Williamon, A. (2014) Learning through teaching: exploring what conservatoire students learn from teaching beginner older adults. International Journal of Music Education, 33 (1). pp. 101-117.
  5. Perkins, R. and Williamon, A. (2013) Learning to make music in older adulthood: A mixed-methods exploration of impacts on wellbeing. Psychology of Music, 42 (4). pp. 550-567. ISSN 0305-7356
  6. Alessandri, E. and Eiholzer, H. and Williamon, A. (2014) Reviewing critical practice: An analysis of Gramophone's reviews of Beethoven's piano sonatas, 1923-2010. Musicae Scientiae, 18 (2). pp. 131-149. ISSN 1029-8649
  7. Fancourt, D. and Williamon, A. and Carvalho, L. A. and Steptoe, A. and Dow, R. and Lewis, I. (2016) Singing modulates mood, stress, cortisol, cytokine and neuropeptide activity in cancer patients and carers. e-Cancer Medical Science, 10 (631). pp. 1-13.
  8. Fancourt, D. and Williamon, A. (2016) Attending a concert reduces glucocorticoids, progesterone and the cortisol/DHEA ratio. Public Health, 132. pp. 101-104. ISSN 00333506
  9. Fancourt, D. and Perkins, R. and Ascenso, S. and Atkins, L. and Kilfeather, S. and Carvalho, L. A. and Steptoe, A. and Williamon, A. (2015) Group drumming modulates cytokine response in mental health services users: a preliminary study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 85 (1). pp. 53-55. ISSN 0033-3190
  10. Clark, T. and Lisboa, T. and Williamon, A. (2014) An investigation into musicians' thoughts and perceptions during performance. Research Studies in Music Education, 36 (1). pp. 19-37. ISSN 1321-103X