Matthew Woolhouse
Associate Professor, School of the Arts

Matthew Woolhouse holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is currently Associate Professor of Music Cognition at McMaster, where he teaches courses in music theory, analysis and keyboard harmony. In 2013 he founded the Digital Music Lab in association with the UK-based online music service Nokia Music. His lab’s research explores music downloading, music cognition, music and dance for the rehabilitation of people with Parkinson’s, and the prosocial effects of dance using eye tracking. His work is published in leading journals, including Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology, Psychology of Music, Music Theory Spectrum, and the Journal of New Music Research. His research has attracted significant funding, including three Canadian Tri-Council grants awarded between 2012 and 2015. In 2016/17 he was the recipient of two prestigious prizes: McMaster’s Synergy Award, presented by the Vice-President Research in recognition of “excellence in interdisciplinary research and commitment to innovation”; and the Provincial Government of Ontario’s Early Researcher Award. Prior to his arrival at McMaster, Matthew was an Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK
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