Terry ClarkResearch Fellow
Royal College of Music

Terry Clark is Research Fellow in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music and an honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Terry’s research focuses on the assessment and development of performance skills, experiential learning, and stress measurement and management. He is currently working with Imperial College Business School to develop research and pedagogical initiatives focused on the use of interdisciplinary experiential learning to facilitate the development, real-world application, and assessment of business and entrepreneurship skills. 

Terry has held post-doctoral appointments in dance science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance and in performing arts health in the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine. From 2012-15, Terry was a member of the Dance USA Task Force on Dancer Health, and he is currently a member of Education and Training Advisory Group of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. 

Email: terry.clark@rcm.ac.uk

Current projects

Impact Lab 
Musical Impact

Publications

Forthcoming

Perkins R, Reid H, Araújo L, Clark T, & Williamon A (forthcoming), Perceived enablers and barriers to optimal health among music students: a qualitative study in the music conservatoire setting, Frontiers in Psychology [DOI].

Williamon A, Clark T, & Küssner M (forthcoming), Learning in the spotlight: approaches to practising, profiling and enhancing performance skills, in J Rink, H Gaunt, & A Williamon (eds.), Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance, Oxford University Press.

2015

Chomiak T, Pereira FV, Clark T, Cihal A, & Hu B (2015), Concurrent arm swing-stepping (CASS) can reveal gait start hesitation in Parkinson’s patients with low self-efficacy and fear of falling, Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 27, 457-463 [DOI].

Clark T & Williamon A (2015), Applications within performance psychology, in M Raab, B Lobinger, S Hoffmann, A Pizzera, & S Laborde (eds.), Performance Psychology: A Scientific Guide across Perception, Action, Cognition, and Emotion (pp. 45-63), Academic Press.

2014

Clark T, Gupta A, & Ho C (2014), Developing a dancer wellness program employing developmental evaluation, Frontiers in Psychology, 5 (731), 1-9 [DOI].

Clark T, Lisboa T, & Williamon A (2014), An investigation into musicians’ thoughts and perceptions during performance, Research Studies in Music Education, 36, 19-37 [DOI].

Clark T, Lisboa T, & Williamon A (2014), Learning to be an instrumental musician, in I Papageorgi & G Welch (eds.), Advanced Musical Performance: Investigations in Higher Education Learning (pp. 287-300), Ashgate.

2013

Clark T, Holmes P, Feeley G, & Redding E (2013), Pointing to performance ability: examining hypermobility and proprioception in musicians, in A Williamon & W Goebl (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2013 (pp. 605-610), European Association of Conservatoires.

Clark T & Lisboa T (2013), Training for sustained performance: moving toward long-term musician development, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 28, 159-168.

Clark T, Williamon A, & Redding E (2013), The value of health screening in music schools and conservatoires, Clinical Rheumatology, 32, 497-500 [DOI].

2012

Clark T & Redding E (2012), The relationship between postural sway and dancers’ past and future lower-limb injuries, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 27, 199-206.

Clark T & Williamon A (2012), Imagining the music: methods for assessing musical imagery ability, Psychology of Music40, 471-493 [DOI].

Clark T, Williamon A, & Aksentijevic A (2012), Musical imagery and imagination: the function, measurement, and application of imagery skills for performance, in DJ Hargreaves, DE Miell, & RAR MacDonald (eds.), Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Creativity, Performance, and Perception (pp. 351-365), Oxford University Press.

2011

Clark T, Holmes P, Feeley G, & Redding E (2011), The role and value of implementing health screening programs within music conservatoires, in A Williamon, D Edwards, & L Bartel (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2011 (pp. 335-340), European Association of Conservatoires.

Clark T, Holmes P, & Redding E (2011), Investigating the physiological demands of musical performance, in A Williamon, D Edwards, & L Bartel (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2011 (pp. 137-143), European Association of Conservatoires.

Clark T & Williamon A (2011), Evaluation of a mental skills training program for musicians, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology23, 342-359 [DOI].

2010

Clark T (2010), Review of The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-related Injury (Scarecrow Press, 2009), British Journal of Music Education, 34, 326-329 [DOI].

2009

Clark T & Williamon A (2009), Developing evidence-based interventions to enhance performance, in A Williamon, S Pretty, & R Buck (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009 (pp. 97-102), European Association of Conservatoires.

Clark T & Williamon A (2009), Imagining the music: a context-specific method for assessing imagery ability, in A Williamon, S Pretty, & R Buck (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009 (pp. 572-578), Utrecht, The Netherlands: European Association of Conservatoires (AEC).

Clark T, Nordin S M, & Walker I (2009), Beyond Physical Practice: Psychological Skills Training for Enhanced Performance [fact sheet], Foundations for Excellence (DCSF Music and Dance Scheme).

Walker I, Nordin S M, & Clark T (2009), Losing Yourself in the Dance, or Lost to Nerves? Performance Anxiety and Flow in Music and Dance [fact sheet], Foundations for Excellence (DCSF Music and Dance Scheme).

2008

Gregg M, Clark T, & Hall C (2008), Seeing the sound: an exploration of the use of mental imagery by classical musicians, Musicae Scientiae, 12, 231-247 [DOI].

2007

Clark T, Williamon A, & Lisboa T (2007), The phenomenology of performance: exploring musicians’ perceptions and experiences, in A Williamon & D Coimbra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2007 (pp. 35-40), European Association of Conservatoires.

Backus B, Clark T, & Williamon A (2007), Noise exposure and hearing thresholds among orchestral musicians, in A Williamon & D Coimbra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2007 (pp. 23-28), European Association of Conservatoires.

Gregg M & Clark T (2007), Theoretical and practical applications of mental imagery, in A Williamon & D Coimbra (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2007 (pp. 295-300), European Association of Conservatoires.