News Archive

See our archive of past CPS news.



Universities UK has recognised the CPS as one of 100 groups whose work is saving lives and making life-changing differences to health and wellbeing.


Rosie Perkins HonRCM

CPS researcher Rosie Perkins has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal College of Music by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, as well as the title of Reader in Performance Science.


Memorisation and virtuosity

CPS research finds that the skills and practice needed to play virtuosic music with expression mirror those required to perform reliably from memory.


Resounding meaning

CPS research sheds positive light on musicians’ psychological health.


HEartS survey

HEartS is a major public health study, funded by the AHRC, striving to advance our understanding of how arts and cultural engagement in the UK can support people’s lives.


Mental Health Network

CPS forms part of new national Mental Health Network.


MedTech SuperConnector

The Centre for Performance Science is collaborating on a project to translate new medical technologies into working clinical solutions, which has just received £5m government funding.


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.

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