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Visiting Fellowship: Creative Musical Performance (Kings College London)

The AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) is offering Visiting Fellowships on a competitive basis to musicologists, musicians and those working in cognate fields from the UK and overseas who wish to spend up to three months undertaking collaborative research at any one of the Centre’s partner institutions, i.e. University ofCambridge, King’s College London, University of Oxford, and Royal Holloway,University of London. Visiting Fellows will have the opportunity to gain exposure to CMPCP’s research activities, to share their work with CMPCP staff and students both at the institution where they are based and throughout CMPCP, and to contribute to the activities supported by the Performance Studies Network. Each Visiting Fellow will be able to claim for eligible maintenance expenses incurred during the period of the Fellowship up to a stated maximum; relevant travel costs to and/or within the UK will also be reimbursed, subject to prior approval.

The research undertaken during a CMPCP Visiting Fellowship must address, whether directly or indirectly, one or more of the following research questions, which lie at the heart of CMPCP’s work in general:

— How is musical performance creative, and what knowledge is creatively embodied in musical performance?

— How does music in performance – and the very act of performance – take shape over time?

— How does understanding musical performance as a creative practice varyacross different global contexts, idioms and performance conditions?

Applicants for Visiting Fellowships are expected to have completed a doctorate prior to applying or to have equivalent professional experience prior to applying.

The Visiting Fellowship scheme is divided into five phases, the first of which will commence in April 2012 (application deadline: 1 December 2011). Further details and an application form can be found by following the link at

Please note that in Phase 1 (for Visiting Fellowships starting between 1 April and 30 September 2012), priority may be given to applicants who wish to be based at King’s College London in association with CMPCP’s ‘Shaping music in performance’ project. Enquiries to Dr David Mawson (CMPCP Coordinator) at


Science Media Centre: Senior Press Officer for Mental Health (Maternity Cover)


£25,000 – £35,000 (depending on experience): 10 month fixed term contract

Would you like to play an important role in improving the way mental health is covered in the news? An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at the Science Media Centre (SMC).  We are looking for a press officer with a passion for the way that mental health stories are covered in the media to help us make, break and react to some of the biggest health stories in the national news.

The SMC is an independent press office for science which specialises in responding to the science and health stories that hit the headlines. Over the last year and a half the SMC has employed a press officer dedicated to the field of mental health research, reacting to stories as varied as coverage of Charlie Sheen’s mental state to the Cumbrian multiple shootings, launching new reports on prevalence and cost of mental illness and running press briefings on cutting edge research into depression, bipolar disorder, addiction and genetics. An important part of this role is to liaise with the mental health research community, to spot exciting new research stories and encourage and support the mental health researchers to engage with the media.

This is not a role for the faint-hearted, so if you can work with a calm head when things are busy and demanding then this is the job for you. A science degree and experience in a press office is desirable.

For a copy of the job description, go to  For an informal discussion about the role please contact Claire Bithell on 0207 611 8344 or

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to no later than 5 pm on Wednesday 26 October. Interviews will be held on Friday 4 November.



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