11 September 2020

Department of Music academic launches an international study on 'Activities for wellbeing during Covid-19'

Professor Renee Timmers carries out research to investigate the role music and other everyday activities play in achieving wellbeing goals during the COVID-19 crisis.

The investigation explores the wellbeing goals and objectives of people facing lockdown and Covid-19, as well as the ways in which people have used various activities, including music to support their personal wellbeing. The international study features participants from 13 countries and is presented in 8 languages.

The study hopes to reach a large number of participants per country (500+) to gain an in-depth as well as broad understanding of coping strategies and wellbeing needs, and how these vary depending on age, social circumstance and lockdown measures. This research is led by Professor Roni Granot (Jerusalem, Israel) in collaboration with Professor Renee Timmers. 

Professor Renee Timmers teaches on the Music Psychology programmes for The Department of Music and runs the Music Mind Machine Research Centre which offers a platform for researchers and students to investigate musical experience from an interdisciplinary perspective,. This combines theories and methods from music, psychology, social sciences and computational sciences. Research conducted at the centre is fundamental as well as applied.

The main research tool is an online survey that takes 15 minutes to complete. To participate in the international study follow this link. Those participating in the study have contributed the following:

Thanks for this survey, it was super interesting and it helped me a lot to think about aspects of myself that I had not been analyzing.

I felt cared for, that this questionnaire matters and I did the best I could. Thank you

Watch the interview with Rasheed Ogunlaru, a leading life coach on the study:

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