Emerita Professor of Education and Music Psychology at the UCL Institute of Education.

Dr Halllam was awarded an MBE in the 2015 new year’s honours list. She pursued careers as both a professional musician and a music educator before joining the Institute of Education, University of London in 1991. She joined Oxford Brookes as Professor of Education in January 2000 returning to the Institute of Education in January 2001. She has received research funding from the ESRC, DfE, the ScottishExecutive, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, Performing Rights Society, the Christian Initiative Trust, CfBT, the Ministry of Defence, 4Children, EMI Sound Foundation, the Institute of Physics, SkillForce and several Local Authorities for a range of projects relating to attendance at school, exclusion from school, behaviour improvement, school-home links, ability grouping in primary and secondary schools, formative feedback in learning, instrumental music services and the evaluation of various educational initiatives. In addition she has undertaken research in relation to pedagogy in secondary and higher education, text understanding and conceptions of argument of post-graduate students, homework, learning in music and the effects of music on behaviour and studying.

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