2009 - PhD (University of Western Sydney)
2003 - BA (Hons) (University of Wollongong)
As a research psychologist, my research has largely revolved around cognitive psychology in general, and memory in particular. As a professional musician, I have played piano, keyboards, organ, guitar, and bass with artists such as Justin Bond (US), Dave Graney, Lazy Susan, and the Aerial Maps. So once I realised that I could combine my two major interests - music and cognitive psychology - in a PhD which I completed in 2009, there was no looking back for me!
Music cognition, music perception, memory for melodies, working memory, long-term memory influences on short-term memory, evolutionary psychology, dance cognition, attention.
Wachowicz, F., Stevens, C. J., & Byron, T. P. (2011). Working memory for human movement: Effects of balance and experience on recall of body configurations. Dance Research Electronic, 29, 450-468.
Dean, R. T., Byron T., & Bailes F. A. (2009). The pulse of symmetry: On the possible co-evolution of rhythm in music and dance, Musicae Scientiae, Sp. Iss., 341-367.
Stevens, C., & Byron, T. (2009). Universals in music processing. In S. Hallam, I. Cross, & M. Thaut (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology (pp. 14-23), Oxford University Press.
Stevens, C., & Byron, T. (2007). Invited book review: 'Sweet anticipation: Music and the psychology of expectation' – D. Huron, MIT Press. Music Perception, 24(5), 511-514.
Byron, T., & Stevens, C. (2006). Steps and leaps in human memory for melodies: The effect of pitch interval magnitude in a melodic contour discrimination task. In M. Baroni, A. R. Addessi, R. Caterina, M. Costa (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Bologna, Italy. ESCOM-SMPC: Bologna, Italy.
Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.