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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

Research Expertise and Interests

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

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Research Output

Conversations in Berlin: Discourse on Gender, Equilibrium, and Empowerment in Audio Production

Dobson, E., 22 Apr 2020, Gender in Music production. Hepworth-Sawyer, R., Hogson, J., King, L. & Marrington, M. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon & New York: Routledge, p. 268-284 17 p. (Perspectives on Music Production).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

    Dobson, E., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Music, Technology and Education. 12, 2, p. 141-164 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)


    Kirklees Metropolitan Council (External organisation)

    Elizabeth Dobson (Member), Aaron Cassidy (Member) & Thomas Schmidt (Member)

    14 Nov 201925 Dec 2023

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Supporting the Health of Our Music Education

    Elizabeth Dobson (Participant), Michelle Phillips (Organiser) & Dew Hammond (Organiser)

    12 Nov 2019

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

    Interaction, Agency and The Role of Talk in Music Technology Education

    Elizabeth Dobson (Speaker)

    14 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    QO-2 artist residency

    Elizabeth Dobson (Participant)

    11 Jun 20191 Jul 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Sonic Arts Forum

    Elizabeth Dobson (Participant)

    6 Apr 2019

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

    Press / Media

    Audio Engineering Society ‘Gender equality and the audio industries' Panel

    Elizabeth Dobson


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Women in audio and the Yorkshire Sound Women Network

    Elizabeth Dobson


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    2015's Most Important Moments for Feminism in DJ Culture

    Elizabeth Dobson


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research