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Dr Ally Daubney

Post:Honorary Senior Lecturer (Education)
Location:ESSEX HOUSE EH 251
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Prior to joining Sussex University, I worked as a music teacher for Brighton and Hove music service and was subsequently head of music in a two Sussex schools.  I was also lead practitioner for an extended school project in Tower Hamlets, East London.  I was awarded a PhD from Surrey University in 2008. My thesis investigated teaching styles in music composing lessons in secondary schools in England.  I have worked as a university based mentor and tutor for primary and secondary initial teacher education since 2004 and have been a part time associate tutor for the PGCE music course at the University of Sussex since September 2008.  I previously taught on an MSc music psychology course at Roehampton University, London and co-delivered the MA educational research methods at a public university in Athens, Greece. I also supervise MA and MSc dissertation students on a range of topics related to both music psychology, music education and international education.

 As a researcher, I have worked on projects on behalf of QCA, BECTA, TDA, DCSF and national and international arts organisations.  From 2006-2009, in collaboration with the Interactive Institute, Sweden, I co-led the development of the pedagogic framework and training materials for an international e-learning teacher development project funded by a European Union Comenius grant.  

I have been involved in international curriculum and assessment development with the University of Cambridge since 2009. This work brings tigether my interest in creative arts curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and I have enjoyed working with musicians and teachers on developing music education in different parts of the world.  

I am currently co-editor of the British Journal of Music Education, working alongside Professor Martin Fautley.