Dr Mary Broughton

Senior Lecturer

School of Music
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
m.broughton@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54116

Overview

Mary is a musician and researcher in the psychology of music, which involves applying psychological science theory and methods to study human thought, feeling and behaviour in relation to music. her research conjoins art and science, using neurophysiological, behavioural, quantitative and qualitative techniques, to gain insights into how humans generate and audiences respond to music, and the impact this can have on individuals and groups. Mary's interdisciplinary research includes work in music perception and cognition, human action and interaction through music performance, audience engagement and development, music in the early childhood period, and promoting individual and community wellbeing through active participation in music performance. As a percussionist, Mary has performed with orchestras such as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and has performed nationally and internationally as a chamber and solo musician.

Research Interests

  • Psychology of Music
    - Music perception and cognition - Action and interaction in music performance - Audience engagement and development for music performance - Music in the early childhood period - Promoting individual and community wellbeing through active participation in music performance

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Music, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Music, Griffith University

Publications

  • Abad, Vicky, Broughton, Mary C., Barrett, Margaret S. and Welch, Graham F. (2023). Building a Profile of Australian Parents’ Musical Beliefs, Values, and Practices. The Oxford Handbook of Early Childhood Learning and Development in Music. (pp. 266-296) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190927523.013.18

  • Broughton, Mary C. and Costa-Giomi, Eugenia (2023). Section Introduction: Perspectives on Music Development Introduction. The Oxford Handbook of Early Childhood Learning and Development in Music. (pp. 147-148) edited by Margaret S. Barrett and Graham F. Welch. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190927523.001.0001

  • Foreman, John, Broughton, Mary C., Christensen, M., Marshall, S., malcolm.bjc, Aitken, G., Calderbank, S., Carpenter, M., Johnson, A., Higgins, A. and Halliday, K. (2022). 62nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards. Gold Coast, QLD Australia: TV Week Logie Awards and Nine Network.

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Abad, Vicky, Broughton, Mary C., Barrett, Margaret S. and Welch, Graham F. (2023). Building a Profile of Australian Parents’ Musical Beliefs, Values, and Practices. The Oxford Handbook of Early Childhood Learning and Development in Music. (pp. 266-296) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190927523.013.18

  • Broughton, Mary C. and Costa-Giomi, Eugenia (2023). Section Introduction: Perspectives on Music Development Introduction. The Oxford Handbook of Early Childhood Learning and Development in Music. (pp. 147-148) edited by Margaret S. Barrett and Graham F. Welch. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190927523.001.0001

  • Davidson, Jane W. and Broughton, Mary C. (2022). Body movement. The Oxford handbook of music performance: development and learning, proficiencies, performance practices, and psychology. (pp. 294-324) edited by Gary E. McPherson. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190056285.013.15

  • Broughton, Mary C. (2021). Music and dance. The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. (pp. 278-284) edited by William Forde Thompson and Kirk Olsen. Santa Barbara, CA United States: ABC-CLIO.

  • Davidson, Jane W. and Broughton, Mary C. (2016). Bodily mediated coordination, collaboration, and communication in music performance. The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology. (pp. 573-595) edited by Susan Hallam, Ian Cross and Michael Thaut. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198722946.013.35

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision