During his annual visit as President, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales celebrated the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the RCM. Among them was CPS researcher Rosie Perkins, newly appointed Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music (HonRCM), selected for her pioneering work in music, health, and wellbeing. Dr Perkins is also one of two RCM academics to be awarded the title of Reader in recognition of her distinguished achievements in the scholarly research of music.
Dr Perkins’ recent projects, and their associated published papers and reports, include Making Music for Mental Health, Rhythm for Life: Music Making to Enhance Older Adults’ Wellbeing, and Music and Motherhood: The Impact of Creative Interventions on Postnatal Depression. She is currently co-investigator on the CPS-led Health, Economic and Social impact of the ARTS (HEartS) project. Her work has received widespread international academic and media coverage, in particular her research on music-making and postnatal depression. Dr Perkins also leads the RCM’s flagship MSc programme in Performance Science.