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Matthew Woolhouse, Ph.D. (Cambridge, UK)

Associate Professor
Phone: 905-525-9140 x.23669
Office: Togo Salmon Hall 428

Matthew Woolhouse is an Associate Professor in the School of the Arts at McMaster, where he teaches music theory and analysis, and directs the University Chamber Orchestra. In 2013 he founded the Digital Music Lab in association with the UK-based online music service Nokia Music. His lab investigates music downloading, music cognition, Parkinson’s rehabilitation using music and dance, and music and eye tracking. His work is published in numerous international journals, including Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology, Psychology of Music and Musicae Scientiae. His research funding includes 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, Woolhouse was a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, UK.