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Noola Griffiths


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Academic Biography

Dr Noola Griffiths is a psychologist working in the applied psychology of music. She has a BMus, MA Psychology of Music and PhD in the psychology of performance from the University of Sheffield.

Noola is interested in audiovisual perceptions of music performance. Her current research activity focuses on understanding the relative importance of audio and visual information in evaluations of performance. Past research has examined the role of female soloists’ concert dress in classical performance, and the development of absolute pitch in children.

Noola's administrative duties as the Research Fellow for Research Policy and REF include managing the administration and preparation of REF submissions across the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law.

Noola is a visiting lecturer in the Applied Psychology of Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

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Research Output 2008 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
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Seeing a drummer’s performance modulates the subjective experience of groove while listening to popular music drum patterns

Eaves, D., Griffiths, N., Burridge, E., McBain, T. & Butcher, N., 1 Feb 2019, In : Musicae Scientiae.

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Action observation modulates both the desire to move and the perception of ‘groove’ while listening to percussive music.

Eaves, D., Burridge, E., Griffiths, N., McBain, T. & Butcher, N., 23 Mar 2015, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music 23-25 March 2015 in Sheffield, UK. Dibben, N., Eltan, Z., Granot, R., Metcalfe, T., Schiavio, A., Timmers, R. & Williamson, V. (eds.). University of Sheffield

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'Posh music should equal posh dress': an investigation into the concert dress and physical appearance of female soloists

Griffiths, N. K., 2010, In : Psychology of Music. 38, 2, p. 159-177

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