In Press:

  • McPherson, G. E., Osborne, M. S., Evans, P., & Miksza, P. (in press). Applying self-regulated learning microanalysis to study musicians' practice. Psychology of Music. doi: 10.1177/0305735617731614


  • Baker, F. A., Jeanneret, N & Watt, B., (2017). Long-term impacts of an artist-led songwriting and music video and production workshop on individuals, school, and community in regional Australia. Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 8, 1. 75-88. doi: 10.1386/jaah.8.1.75_1
  • Baker, F. A., Jeanneret, N. & Clarkson, A. (2017). Contextual factors and wellbeing outcomes: Ethnographic analysis of an artist-led group songwriting program with young people. Psychology of Music. doi: 10.1177/0305735617709520
  • Baker, F. A., & Jeanneret, N., & Kelaher, M. (2017).MUSOMAGIC: An artist-led personal development programs for youth as viewed through the community music therapy lens. International Journal of Community Music, 10, 2, 157-169. doi: 10.1386/ijcm.10.2.157_1.
  • Baker, F. A., & Stretton-Smith, P. (2017). Group therapeutic songwriting and dementia: Exploring the perspectives of participants through interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Music Therapy Perspectives. First published on line June 2017. doi: 10.1093/mtp/mix016
  • Baker, F. A., Tamplin, J., MacDonald, R.A.R., Ponsford, J., Roddy, C., & Rickard, N. (2017). Exploring the Self through Songwriting: An Analysis of Songs Composed byPeople with Acquired Neurodisability in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Program. Journal of Music Therapy. First published on-line January 18th 2017.
  • Baker, F. A., & Yeates, S. (2017). Carers Experiences of Group Therapeutic Songwriting: An Interpretitive Phenomenological Analysis. British Journal of Music Therapy.  First published on-line June 2017. doi: 10.1177/1359457517728914
  • Hald, S., Ridder, H.M.O., & Baker, F.A. (2017). A preliminary evaluation of the Interpersonal Music-Communication Competence Scales. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 26, 1, 40-61. doi: 10.1080/08098131.2015.1117122
  • Kennelly, J., Baker, F., Daveson, B. (2017). Professional supervision as storied experience: Narrative findings for Australian-based registered music therapists. Journal of Music Therapy. First pub on-line 17th January 2017. doi: 10.1093/jmt/thw019
  • Tamplin, J., & Baker, F.A. (2017). Clinical protocols for addressing acquired and degenerative speech disorders in adults. Music Therapy Perspectives. doi: 10.1093/mtp/mix006
  • Tamplin, J., Baker, F. A., Bolger, K., Bajo, E., Davies, R., Sheers, N., Berlowitz, D. (2017). Exploring the feasibility of music-assisted relaxation intervention on the transition to non-invasive ventilation in people with Motor Neuron Disease. Music Medicine, 19(2), 86-97.
  • McLachlan NM, Wilson SJ. (2017).  The contribution of brainstem and cerebellar pathways to auditory recognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 265. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00265.
  • McPherson, G. E., Osborne, M. S., Evans, P., Miksza, P. (2017). Applying self-regulated learning microanalysis to study musicians’ practice. Psychology of Music.
  • Roddy, C., Rickard, N., Tamplin, J., Baker, F.A. (2017). Personal identity narratives of therapeutic songwriting participants following spinal cord injury: A case series analysis. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.
  • Viega, M., & Baker, F. A. (2017).  Remixing Identity: Creating Meaning from Songs Written by Patients Recovering from a Spinal Cord Injury using Arts-based Research. Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 8, 1, 57-73. doi: 10.1386/jaah.8.1.57_1


  • Baker, F.A., MacDonald, R.A.R., Pollard, M. (2016).  Reliability and Validity of the Meaningfulness of Songwriting Scale with University students taking a pop songwriting subject. Arts and Health. doi: 10.1080/17533015.2016.1236281.
  • Bibb, J., Baker, F.A., Skewes McFerran, K. (2016). A critical interpretive synthesis of the most commonly used self-report measures in Australian mental health research. Australasian Psychiatry. doi: 1039856215626646
  • Clark, I., N. Baker, F. A., Peiris, C. L., Shoebridge, G., &Taylor, N. F. (2016). Participant-selected music and physical activity in older adults following cardiac rehabilitation: A randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1177/0269215516640864. First published on line April 6 2016.
  • Clark, I., N. Baker, F. A., &Taylor, N. F. (2016). Older adults’ music listening preferences to support physical activity following cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Music Therapy. doi: 10.1093/jmt/thw011
  • Clark, I.N., Baker, F.A., & Taylor, N.F. (2016). The modulating effects of music listening on health related exercise and physical activity in adults: A systematic review and narrative synthesis. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy, 25, 1, 76-104.
  • Davies, R., Tamplin, J., Baker, F. A., Bajo, E., Bolger, K., Sheers, N., & Berlowitz, D. (2016).Music-assisted relaxation during transition to Non-Invasive Ventilation in people with Motor Neuron Disease: A qualitative case series. British Journal of Music Therapy, 30(2) 74–82. doi: 10.1177/1359457516669153.
  • Hall SE, Schubert E, Wilson SJ. (2016).  The role of trait and state absorption in the enjoyment of music. PLoS ONE, 11, e0164029.
  • Osborne, M. S., McPherson, G. E., Faulkner, R., Davidson, J. W., & Barrett, M. S. (2016). Exploring the academic and psychosocial impact of El Sistema inspired music programs within two low socio-economic schools. Music Education Research. 18(2), 156-175. doi: 10.1080/14613808.2015.1056130.
  • Patston, T., & Osborne, M. S. (2016). The developmental progression of music performance anxiety and perfectionism. Performance Enhancement and Health, 4,42-49. doi:10.1016/j.peh.2015.09.003.
  • Silverman, M. J., & Baker, F. A. (2016). Flow as a mechanism of change in music therapy: Applications to clinical practice. Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy, First View (Advance online publication), 1-9.
  • Trevis KJ, McLachlan NM, Wilson SJ. (2016).  Cognitive mechanisms in chronic tinnitus: Psychological markers of a failure to switch attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1262, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01262.
  • Trevis KJ, McLachlan NM, Wilson SJ. (2016).  Psychological mediators of chronic tinnitus: The critical role of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 204, 234-240.
  • Viega, M.D. & Baker, F.A. (2016). What’s in a song? Combining analytical and arts-based analysis for songs created by songwriters with neurodisabilities. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. doi: 10.1080/08098131.2016.1205651.


  • Braden A, Osborne M, Wilson SJ. (2015).  Psychological intervention reduces performance anxiety in high school music students. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 195, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00195.
  • Kupers, E., van Dijk, M., van Geert, P., & McPherson, G. E. (2015). A mixed-methods approach to studying co-regulation of student autonomy through teacher-student interactions in music lessons. Psychology of Music, 43(3), 333-358.
  • McPherson, G. E., Osborne, M. S., Barrett, M. S., Davidson, J. W., & Faulkner, R. (2015). Motivation to study music in Australian schools: the impact of music learning, gender, and socio-economic status. Research Studies in Music Education, 37(2), 141-160. doi: 10.1177/1321103X15600914.
  • Osborne, M. S., McPherson, G. E., Faulkner, R., Davidson, J. W., & Barrett, M. S. (2015). Exploring the academic and psychosocial impact of El Sistema inspired music programs within two low socio-economic schools. Music Education Research, 18(2), 156-175.  doi: 10.1080/14613808.2015.1056130.
  • Richmond, J., McLachlan, N. M., Ainley, M., & Osborne, M. S. (2015). Engagement and skill development in a new approach to learning music. International Journal of Music Education, 1-18. doi: 10.1177/0255761415584289


  • Evans, P., & McPherson, G. E. (2014). Identity and practice: The motivational benefits of a long-term musical identity. Psychology of Music. Online January. doi: 10.1177/0305735613514471
  • Kupers, E., van Dijk, M., McPherson, G. E., & van Geert, P. (2014). A dynamic model of skill acquisition and self-determination in instrumental music lessons. Music√¶ Scienti√¶, 18(1), 17-34.
  • Merrett DL, Peretz I, Wilson SJ. (2014).  Neurobiological, cognitive, and emotional mechanisms in Melodic Intonation Therapy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 401, doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00401.
  • Osborne, M. S., Greene, D., & Immel, D. (2014). Managing performance anxiety and improving mental skills in conservatoire students through performance psychology training: a pilot study. Psychology of Well-Being, 4(18), 1-17. doi:10.1186/s13612-014-0018-3
  • Tan YT, McPherson GE, Peretz I, Berkovic SF, Wilson SJ. (2014).  The genetic basis of music ability. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 658, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00658.
  • Waters, S., McPherson, G. E., Schubert, E. (2014). Facilitators and impediments for elective music and sport in adolescent males. Sage OPEN, April-June, 1-13, doi: 10.1177/2158244014529779.
  • Wilson SJ. (2014). Comments on Hughes JR. The Mozart effect. Epilepsy & Behavior 2001;2:369-417. Epilepsy & Behavior, 40, 42-44.


  • Evans, P., McPherson, G. E., & Davidson, J. W. (2013). The role of psychological needs in ceasing music and music learning activities. Psychology of Music, 41(5), 598-617
  • McLachlan NM, Marco DJT, Light M, Wilson SJ. (2013).  Consonance and pitch. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 1142-1158.
  • McLachlan NM, Marco DJT, Wilson SJ. (2013).  Pitch and plasticity: Insights from the pitch matching of chords by musicians with absolute and relative pitch. Brain Sciences, 3, 1615-1634.
  • McLachlan NM, Marco DJT, Wilson SJ. (2013).  The musical environment and auditory plasticity: Hearing the pitch of percussion. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 768, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00768.
  • McLachlan NM, Phillips DS, Rossell SL, Wilson SJ. (2013).  Auditory processing and hallucinations in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 150, 380-385.
  • Merrett DL, Peretz I, Wilson SJ. (2013).  Moderating variables of music training-induced neuroplasticity: A review and discussion. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 606,doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00606.
  • Wilson SJ, Abbott DF, Tailby C, Gentle EC, Merrett DL, Jackson GD. (2013).  Changes in singing performance and fMRI activation following right temporal lobe surgery. Cortex, 49, 2512-2524.
  • Wilson SJ,Ed. (2013).  Changing the brain through music: Genes or environment? Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, 4,  http://www.frontiers.researchtopics


  • McLachlan NM, Marco DJT, Wilson SJ. (2012).  Pitch enumeration: Failure to subitize in audition. PLoS ONE, 7, e33661.
  • Wilson SJ, Lusher D, Martin CL, Rayner G, McLachlan, NM. (2012).  Intersecting factors lead to absolute pitch acquisition that is maintained in a “fixed do” environment. Music Perception, 29, 285-296.

2011 and earlier:

  • Leung, B. W., & McPherson, G. E. (2011). Case studies of factors affecting the motivation of musical high achievers to learn music in Hong Kong. Music Education Research, 13(1), 69-91.
  • Wilson SJ, Abbott DF, Lusher D, Gentle EC, Jackson GD. (2011).  Finding your voice: A singing lesson from functional imaging. Human Brain Mapping, 32. 2115-2130.
  • Faulkner, R., Davidson, J. W., & McPherson, G. E. (2010). The value of data mining in music education research and some findings from its application to a study of instrumental learning during childhood. International Journal of Music Education, 28(3), 212-230.
  • Hendricks, K. S., & McPherson, G. E. (2010). Early stages of musical development: Relationships between sensory integration dysfunction, parental influence, and musical disposition of a three-year-old “maestro.” International Journal of Music Education: Research, 28(1), 88-103.
  • McLachlan NM, Greco LJ, Toner EC, Wilson SJ. (2010).  Using spatial manipulation to examine interactions between visual and auditory encoding of pitch and time. Frontiers in Psychology, 1, 233,doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00233.
  • McPherson, G. E., & Hendricks, K. (2010). Students’ motivation to study music: The United States of America. Research Studies in Music Education, 32(2), 201-213.
  • McPherson, G. E., & Leung, B. W. (2010). Students’ motivation to study music: The Hong Kong context. Research Studies in Music Education, 32(2), 155-168.
  • McPherson, G. E., O’Neill, S. (2010). Students’ motivation to study music as compared to other school subjects: a comparison of eight countries. Research Studies in Music Education, 32(2), 101-137.
  • Osborne, M. S. (2010/2011). Creating musical futures in Australian schools and communities: Refining theory and practice through empirical innovation. Context: A Journal of Music Research, 35/36, 143-152.
  • McLachlan N, Wilson SJ. (2010).  The central role of recognition in auditory perception: A neurobiological model. Psychological Review, 117, 175-196.
  • Davidson, J., Faulkner, R., McPherson, G. E. (2009). Motivating musical learning. The Psychologist, 22(12), 1026-1029).
  • Ghazali, G., & McPherson, G. E. (2009). Malaysian children’s attitudes toward learning music. Music Education Research, 11(2), 193-219.
  • McPherson, G. E. (2009). The role of parents in children’s musical development. Psychology of Music, 37(1), 91-110.
  • Wilson SJ, Lusher D, Wan CY, Dudgeon P, Reutens DC. (2009).  The neurocognitive components of pitch processing: Insights from absolute pitch. Cerebral Cortex, 19, 724-732.
  • Osborne, M. S., & Kenny, D. T. (2008). The role of sensitising experiences in music performance anxiety in adolescent musicians. Psychology of Music, 36(4), 447-462.
  • Wilson SJ, Saling MM. (2008).  Contributions of the left and right mesial temporal lobes to music memory: Evidence from melodic learning difficulties. Music Perception, 25, 303-314.
  • Osborne, M. S., Kenny, D. T., & Cooksey, J. (2007). Impact of a cognitive-behavioural treatment program on music performance anxiety in secondary school music students: A pilot study. Musicae Scientiae, Special Issue, 53-81.
  • Crncec R, Wilson SJ, Prior M. (2006).  The cognitive and academic benefits of music to children:  Facts and fiction.  Educational Psychology, 26, 579-594.
  • Crncec R, Wilson SJ, Prior M. (2006).  No evidence for the Mozart effect in children. Music Perception, 23, 305-317.
  • Kenny, D. T., & Osborne, M. S. (2006). Music performance anxiety: New insights from young musicians. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 2(2-3), 103-112.
  • Wilson SJ, Parsons K, Reutens DC. (2006).  Preserved singing in aphasia:  A case study of the efficacy of Melodic Intonation Therapy.  Music Perception, 24, 23-36.
  • Osborne, M. S., & Kenny, D. T. (2005). Development and validation of a music performance anxiety inventory for gifted adolescent musicians. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19(7), 725-751.
  • Osborne, M. S., Kenny, D. T., & Holsomback, R. (2005). Assessment of music performance anxiety in late childhood: a validation study of the Music Performance Anxiety Inventory for Adolescents (MPAI-A). International Journal of Stress Management, 12(4), 312-330.
  • Osborne, M. S., & Franklin, J. (2002). Cognitive processes in music performance anxiety. Australian Journal of Psychology, 54(2), 86-93.
  • Wilson SJ, Pressing JL, Wales RJ. (2002).  Modelling rhythmic function in a musician post-stroke.  Neuropsychologia, 40, 1494-1505.
  • Wilson SJ, Pressing J, Wales RJ, Pattison P. (1999).  Cognitive models of music psychology and the lateralisation of musical function within the brain.  Australian Journal of Psychology, 51, 125-139.
  • Wilson SJ, Wales RJ, Pattison P. (1997).  The representation of tonality and meter in children aged 7 and 9.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 64, 42-66.
  • Wilson SJ, Wales RJ. (1995).  An exploration of children's musical compositions.  Journal of Research in Music Education, 43, 94-111.