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Senior Leadership Team

Head of Department

Professor Laura LeanteProfessor of Ethnomusicology

Administrative Staff

Name Position
Mrs Karen Humes Department Manager
Mr Lewis Wilkinson Assistant Manager, Music for Experience Durham
Miss Sarah Lane Learning and Teaching Manager
Miss Deborah Norman Learning and Teaching Administrator (Wednesday, Thursday am and Friday)
Mrs Angela Rutherford  Learning and Teaching Administrator (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday am)
Miss Faye Smith Learning and Teaching Administrator (Monday and Tuesday
Miss Ruth Daglish Learning and Teaching Administrator (Wednesday pm, Thursday and Friday)

Technical Staff

Name Position
Mr Martin Allison Senior Technician                                                                              
Dr Simone Tarsitani Technical Manager


Academic Staff

Professor Martin ClaytonProfessor of Ethnomusicology
Professor Nick CollinsProfessor
Professor Tuomas EerolaProfessor of Music Cognition
Dr Eric EganAssistant Professor of Composition
Dr Katherine HambridgeAssociate Professor of Musicology
Dr Samuel HorlorLecturer in Ethnomusicology
Professor Julian HortonProfessor of Music Theory and Analysis
Dr Amanda HsiehAssistant Professor of Musicology
Dr Kelly JakubowskiAssociate Professor of Music Psychology
Dr Imre LahdelmaLecturer in Music Psychology
Professor Simon MillsProfessor of Ethnomusicology
Professor Richard RijnvosProfessor of Composition
Dr Hector Sequera-MoraAssistant Professor of Performance
John SnijdersAssociate Professor of Performance
Dr James WeeksAssistant Professor of Composition
Professor Bennett ZonProfessor of Musicology

Teaching Staff

Dr Ian DicksonAssistant Professor (Teaching)
Dr Alexandros SpyrouTeaching Fellow in Composition

Associated Staff

Professor Andy HamiltonProfessor in the Department of Philosophy

Research Staff

Dr Ninfea Cruttwell-ReadeLeverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr Wei WuPostdoctoral Research Assistant in Music Psychology

Emeritus Staff

Professor Jeremy Dibble  
Professor Max Paddison  

Honorary Fellows

Dr Austin Glatthorn
Dr Liila Tarrufi


Research Student

Juliano AbramovayTeaching Assistant
Nashra AhmadTeaching Assistant
James ArmitageVice Principal
Budhaditya BhattacharyyaResearch Postgraduate
Christopher BlakeyPgr Combined Role
Amanda BotelhoOpen Day Ambassador (Casual)
Phillip BroadhouseResearch Postgraduate
Reverend Nick BrownResearch Postgraduate
Athol CassidyResearch Postgraduate
Isaac ConroyResearch Postgraduate
Ardi EchevarriaPgr Combined Role
Thomas Anthony GravesPgr Combined Role
Jamison HankinsPgr Combined Role
Matthew HanselConducting Exam Musician
Sophie HorrocksPgr Combined Role
Betsy HouResearch Postgraduate
Angus HowiePgr Combined Role
Philip KellerCollege Mentor
Sunbin KimResearch Postgraduate
Rob KingPgr Combined Role
Giselle LeeDemonstrator (Ptt)
Ryan MackeyPgr Combined Role
Philip MarshallResearch Postgraduate
Matthew McCulloughPgr Combined Role
Dominik MittererPgr Combined Role
Imogen MorganResearch Postgraduate
Georgia PallettResearch Postgraduate
Sara SalloumDemonstrator (Ptt)
Bernard SalterResearch Postgraduate
Darach SharkeyPgr Combined Role
Nathan SmithResearch Postgraduate
Chara SteliouResearch Postgraduate
Ruth ThomasResearch Postgraduate
Ritsuko UedaResearch Postgraduate
Katie VishwanathPgr Combined Role