News Archive

See our archive of past CPS news.


Engineering performance

The CPS hosted the inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Performance Science featuring Imperial College London’s Nigel Brandon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.


Singing can help postnatal depression

Group singing could help women recover from moderate to severe postnatal depression more quickly, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.


Musicians in the Making

A new book edited by John Rink, Helena Gaunt, and CPS Director Aaron Williamon examines musicians’ pathways to creative performance.


International Symposium on Performance Science 2017

The sixth ISPS was held in Reykjavík, Iceland, on August 30 – 02 September 2017.


Arts in Health: Designing and Researching Interventions

A new book by CPS Research Fellow Daisy Fancourt sets out a framework for Arts in Health research.


Performing science

New research investigates the emotional skills of outstanding scientists.


Making music for mental health

New research examines how community group drumming supports mental health recovery.


RSPH Awards 2016

The CPS has been selected by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) to receive a national award for its contributions to research and practice around the creative arts, health and wellbeing.


Finding meaning in music

New CPS research demonstrates how participation in community engagement initiatives can benefit professional musicians.


Spontaneous performance

New research examines the impact of practice on preparing for fresh and spontaneous musical performances.


A critical ear

New research reveals what classical music critics truly value in performance.


A new partnership in performance science

The Royal College of Music and Imperial College London announce a major interdisciplinary partnership in performance science.