Jane Davidson is Professor of Creative and Performing Arts (Music), Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne and Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
She moved to Australia as the inaugural Callaway/Tunley Chair of Music at The University of Western Australia (UWA). She was Editor of Psychology of Music (1997-2001); Vice-President of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (2003-2006); and President of the Musicological Society of Australia (2010 and 2011). She has five core areas of study: artistic development, arts and health, historically informed performance practices, emotion and expression in performance, and vocal studies. She has published extensively in the disciplines of music psychology and education, and now works in history of emotions, as well as reflective practice research.