My research interests lie in cognitive ageing and specifically, how musical training can influence cognition in older age. I am curious about whether taking part in this complex, multimodal activity throughout the lifespan can play a role in preserving certain cognitive domains and how this might be represented by differential brain activity between older adults who play an instrument, and those who don’t.

Primary affiliationCentre for Applied Behavioural Sciences,
Department of Psychology,
School of Social Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University
Research profile
SupervisorsProfessor Alan Gow, Heriot-Watt University
Dr Michaela Dewar, Heriot-Watt University
FundingJames Watt Scholarship (Heriot-Watt University)