Jane Davidson

Jane Davidson oversees industry partnerships, media and marketing, education and outreach and matters relating to intellectual property for CHE. She is also leader of the Performance Program, interrogating how emotions were performed and expressed in pre-modern dramatic, literary, artistic and musical performances. Jane's own CHE-related research projects explore: i) how music was used historically and is used today for emotional regulation from personal through to collective ceremonial activities; ii) how emotional affect can be achieved through historically informed opera production practices, employing reflective practice techniques.

Research projects

My Life as a Playlist

Rhythm, Text, Gesture: Exploring emotional meaning and communication in sacred and theatrical musical performance settings working through a reflective historically-informed performance-practice approach

Voyage to the Moon

Contact

+61 3 8344 0566
j.davidson@unimelb.edu.au
University of Melbourne Profile
Research Gate Profile

Selected Publications

J.W. Davidson (Ed.), Resurrexit. [Perth, WA: ARC Centre of Excellence for History of Emotions]. ISBN: 978-1-74052-244-9.

J.W. Davidson, ‘Michael Howe Remembered’, in The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice, ed. S.B. Kaufmann, [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013], pp. 415-422.

J.W.Davidson, R.Faulkner, ‘Music in our Lives’, in The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice, ed. S.B.Kaufmann, [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013], pp. 367-390.  ISBN: 9780199794003.

J.W. Davidson, ‘Bodily movement and facial actions in expressive musical performance by solo and duo instrumentalists: Two distinctive case studies’, in Psychology of Music , 40 (5), 2012, pp. 595-633.

J.W. Davidson, ‘The role of bodily movement in learning and performing music: Applications for education’, in Oxford Handbook of Music Education, (Eds) G. Welch & G.E. McPherson, [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012], pp. 769-784.

J.W. Davidson, ‘Demonstrating musical knowledge’, in Sound Musicianship: Understanding the Crafts of Music, (Ed.) A. Brown, [Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012], pp.150-159.

R. Sataloff & J.W. Davidson, ‘The older singer’ in Oxford Handbook of Music Education, (Eds) G. Welch & G.E. McPherson, [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012], pp. 610-625.

J.W. Davidson & A. Emberly, ‘Singing, dancing and embodied communication: Research perspectives’ in Music, Health and Wellbeing, (Eds)  R. MacDonald, L. Michell and G. Kreutz, [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012 ], pp136-152.

J.W. Davidson & J. Fedele, 'Investigating group singing activity with people with dementia and their caregivers: Problems and positive prospects', in Musicae Scientiae 15.3 (2011), pp. 402-422.

S.Garrido, J.W.Davidson, ‘A history of music and mood regulation: Individual differences and musical prescriptions through the ages’, in Australian Journal of Music Therapy, 24, 2013, pp. 89-109.

J.W.Davidson, A.C.North, ‘Musical taste, employment, education, and global region’, in Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, July 2013, FirstOnline: DOI 10.1111/sjop.12065.

S.Garrido, S. Bernard, J. Davidson, ‘The creative personality: Composers of music, their inspirations and working methods’.  Proceedings of ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference, June 2013, University of Technology, Sydney.