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Biography

Dr Elizabeth Dobson is a National Teaching Fellow of the HEA, director of the Yorkshire Sound Women Network, composer, Fellow of the RSA, and a senior lecturer in Music Technology at The University of Huddersfield.

After completing a BMus and MA in Music for Film Media and the Arts at Bangor University Liz took her first academic post at Scarborough College; where she taught studio recording, computer music and scoring for film. While co-delivering modules on music and dance collaboration, Liz developed a 20 year fascination with the social psychology of learning and creativity through music technology collaboration. After teaching at Leeds College of Music for three years, Liz took a position at the University of Portsmouth, where she began her formal training in social research and education action research methods. In 2012 she completed her PhD “An investigation of the processes of interdisciplinary creative collaboration: the case of music technology students working within the performing arts” (with the Open University). Since 2007 she has been working at The University of Huddersfield, developing extra-curricular practices that foster enterprise creativities and building initiatives from her research, including Collabhub, and The Yorkshire Sound Women Network. Through her commitment to supporting girls in music technology Liz has been fundraising and delivering workshops and summer schools, partnering with Sound and Music, and employing internationally established sound artists to teach and work with girls across a wide range of science and music activities. Liz has delivered eight academic and industry conferences that focus on building bridges, for collaboration and knowledge transfer amongst people from diverse communities.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Music
  • Music Production
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Enterprise
  • Social Enterprise
  • Gender

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