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Dr. Annabel Cohen 

Title: Multisite Interdisciplinary Research in Singing: The AIRS example

Affiliation: University of Prince Edward Island

Abstract:The AIRS (Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing) major research initiative engaged researchers across Canada and a dozen countries, as well as community partners. Beginning in 2009, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, AIRS focused on three research themes: Development, Education, and Well-being, leading to methodological and theoretical advances and policy implications.  

Biography: Annabel J. Cohen is Professor of Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island, and founding Director of the Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) Major Collaborative Research Initiative. She received her Ph. D. (Psychology) from Queen’s University, B. A. from McGill University, and Associate diploma (ARCT) in vocal performance from The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Her research has been supported by both the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. She is the Editor of Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain and serves on several other journal consulting boards. She is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University and is a Fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Association. She is series editor for the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing and her book Foundations of Music Cognition will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.