Dr Una MacGlone

Job title:

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow


2.15, Alison House


Dr Una MacGlone is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She is also an experienced creative educator, particularly with Early Years and individuals with an additional support need. She is a double bassist, performing in different genres and is a founder member of Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra. She has an international profile as an improvisation teacher and has given workshops and lectured across Europe and North America.


Performance 2

Performance 3


Psychology of Music

Improvisation as Social Process


Una's research investigates process, outcomes and wellbeing impacts of creative and community music workshops. Currently focusing on children and young people with additional support needs, her PhD investigated improvisation with nursery children. She co-edited an anthology: Expanding the Space for Improvisation Pedagogy (2019), published by Routledge. She uses person-centred and mixed-methods approaches to develop understandings of creativity and interdisciplinary settings.

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