- BA (University of Hull)
- MSc (Keele University)
- PGDip (University of Hull)
- PhD (University of Hull)
- PGCert (University of Hull)
Helen is a music psychologist with interests in music perception and emotion and music performance.
She previously held a post-doctoral position with the Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice, at King's College, London. There, she worked in the Shaping Music in Performance research group, led by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson.
More recently, Helen has been working with Dr Andrew King and Dr Rob MacKay on a research project investigating the use of online learning to support peripatetic music lessons in remote rural communities.
In her spare time, Helen enjoys playing the violin (modern and baroque) and the piano.
Familiarity, schemata and patterns of listening
Prior, H. (2013). Familiarity, schemata and patterns of listening. In E. King, & H. M. Prior (Eds.), Music and familiarity: listening, musicology and performanceTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
Heuristics for expressive performance
Prior, H., & Leech-Wilkinson, D. (2014). Heuristics for expressive performance. In R. Timmers, D. Fabian, & E. Schubert (Eds.), Expressiveness in musical performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof%3Aoso/9780199659647.003.0003
Kussner M, Shape, Drawing and Gesture: Cross-Modal Mappings of Sound and Music (2014), completed at King's College, London (second supervisor).
Feygelson E, Nonverbal Communication in Improvised Contexts: Observing the Exchange of Musical Ideas at the i=u Festival (2015), completed at King's College, London (second supervisor)
Current PhD supervisions
Swaine J, Emotional Self-Regulation through Music
Presicce G, Music and Imagery