Wednesday 4 October 2023 4 pm AEST via Zoom

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Margaret Osborne holds an interdisciplinary appointment with both the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Her desire to support the mental and physical health needs of artists to achieve optimal performance and sustainable careers has seen her develop new curricula in performance psychology, serve as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology Performance Science, past-President of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare, and maintain a consulting psychology practice. She is notable for research in music performance anxiety. Margaret seeks to understand how learning and performance can be improved using self-regulated learning and emotion regulation skills, elucidating best-practice methods to build confidence, health, and resilience in order to maximise performance potential in music and other performing arts, sports, public speaking and academic disciplines.

Mary Broughton 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.