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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.

External positions

Director , Yorkshire Sound Women Network C.I.C.

1 Apr 2018 → …

Committee member, National Associatin for Music in Higher Education

2016 → …

Chair, Yorkshire Sound Women Network

15 Jul 201531 Mar 2018


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

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Research Output 2006 2019

Talk for collaborative learning in collaborative computer-based music production.

Dobson, E., 29 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Music, Technology and Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Computer music

Digital Audio Ecofeminism (DA’EF): The Glocal Impact of All-Female Communities on Learning and Sound Creativities

Dobson, E., 19 Apr 2018, Creativities in Arts Education, Research and Practice: International Perspectives for the Future of Learning and Teaching. de Bruin, L., Burnard, P. & Davis, S. (eds.). Leiden/Boston: Brill, Vol. 15. p. 201-222 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Book review: Musical creativities in practice, P. Burnard, OUP, Oxford (2012)

Dobson, E., Sep 2015, In : Thinking Skills and Creativity. 17, p. 130-131 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Dance Article review

Open Access
book review

Digital technologies and the mediation of undergraduate students’ collaborative music compositional practices

Dobson, E. & Littleton, K. S., 4 Jun 2015, In : Learning, Media and Technology. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
music lessons

Permission to Play: Fostering Enterprise Creativities in Music Technology through Extracurricular Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Dobson, E., 2015, Activating Diverse Musical Creativities: Teaching and Learning in Higher Music Education. Burnard, P. & Haddon, E. (eds.). Bloomsbury Publishing, p. 75-96 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Activities 2012 2018

Spotify EQL Directory Inclusion Consultation

Elizabeth Dobson (Consultant)
Nov 2018Nov 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Thinking Skills and Creativity (Journal)

Elizabeth Dobson (Reviewer)
15 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Making Music Democratically: Equality, Difference, Participation

Robert Adlington (Speaker), Elizabeth Dobson (Speaker), Toby Martin (Speaker)
17 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Innovation in Music (Event)

Elizabeth Dobson (Programme Committee Member)
Jan 2017Sep 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces

Elizabeth Dobson (Organiser)
8 Jul 20179 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...