Dr Caroline Waddington-Jones

Lecturer in Music

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Arts


01482 463698

Caroline is a performer and music psychologist with research interests in music performance and education.

She is a lecturer in music at the University of Hull, and also lectures in music and therapeutic arts at the University of Derby.

Her current research, in collaboration with Dr Andrew King, examines the perceived impact of various music projects connected to Hull's City of Culture year on different local communities.

Caroline recently co-edited a volume on Music and Empathy research for Routledge with Dr Elaine King. She also works as a professional clarinettist and SEND music practitioner.


Research Interests

  • Psychology of music

  • Performance studies

  • Music education

Research groups

  • Music and Empathy (with Elaine King)

  • New Music Biennial research project (with Andrew King, funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation via PRSF) to investigate psychological wellbeing and evaluate the impact of composer residencies as part of Hull's City of Culture year

  • Connect: Resound research project (with Andrew King, PI, and Helen Prior)


King, A., Waddington-Jones, C., & Burnard, P. 'Hull 2017: Evaluating the perceived impact of City of Culture composer residencies on diverse groups of participants' (in preparation)

King E, Waddington-Jones C, 'Performers' perspectives on 'feel' in music', in Reyland N, Sewell S, Thumpston R (eds), Music, analysis, and the body: Experiments, explorations and embodiments, London: Routledge (in press, 2018)

Waddington C, '"When it clicks”: Co-Performer empathy in ensemble playing', in King E, Waddington C (eds), Music and Empathy, Farnham: Ashgate (2017)

King E, Waddington C (eds) Music and Empathy, Oxford: Routledge (2017)

Waddington C E (ed), Special issue on music and empathy research, Empirical Musicology Review, 10:1–2 (2015)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Creative Music Skills: Concert Strand Performance

  • Performance I

  • Performance II

  • Psychology of Music and Emotion

  • Individual Project (dissertation supervisor)

  • Special Study (dissertation supervisor)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Music Psychology, University of Hull

  • MMus Solo Performance, Royal Northern College of Music

  • BMus Music, University of Leeds

  • PGCert Music and Special Educational Needs: Sounds of Intent - University of Roehampton

External roles

  • Lecturer in Music and Therapeutic Arts at the University of Derby

  • Mentor at Live Music Now

Awards and accolades

  • Inspire SEND Fellowship, Youth Music/Normal Stoller Foundation

  • PGCert Fees Scholarship (Roehampton University), Paul Hamlyn Foundation

  • University of Hull Conference Awards to attend and present at the 3rd Performance Studies Network Conference, University of Cambridge; the International Symposium on Performance Science, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

  • The International Clarinet Quartet Competition, Spain (First Place, €1,100 – Phoenix Clarinet Quartet)

  • PRS for Music Foundation Award: Women Make Music (£2,275 – Phoenix Clarinet Quintet)

  • PhD Scholarship, University of Hull (c. £40,000)