Head of Programmes and Research
In December 2020, Dr Lynsey Callaghan was appointed Head of Programmes and Research. Read more about Lynsey's background and research interests here.
Research at RIAM
Here at RIAM, we are curious about everything to do with music, including:
how it is created, performed, and received
how it is taught, learned, and experienced
its technical aspects
its socio-cultural and historical contexts
its impact on health and quality of life
RIAM staff and students are encouraged to:
pursue their research interests
make connections between research and practice
be reflective practitioners
RIAM staff and students enjoy access to a wide range of print and electronic resources via the RIAM Library. The Library also holds Special Collections of national significance.
As the first music performance doctorate of its kind in Ireland, the RIAM’s DMusPerf programme stresses excellence in musical performance and research. Find more details about the course requirements and application procedure for the DMusPerf Programme at this link: DMusPerf
The RIAM has identified 4 key research areas which act as a focus for staff and students. These are the RIAM’s Research Strands.
RIAM research outputs, including DMusPerf dissertations, are available online in the TARA research repository.
Find out more about staff and student research projects, and upcoming research events at the links below.