As a music psychology scholar, Dr Amanda Krause studies how we experience music in our everyday lives from a psychological perspective. Findings from her research have made significant contributions to understanding how listening technologies influence people's experiences and her current research asks how our musical experiences influence our health and well-being. 

Dr Krause is the author of numerous academic publications and currently serves as President of the Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS). External engagement and research translation is fundamental to her research. She works with music industry companies, performing arts organisations, mental health practices, radio providers, and aged-care facilities to conduct community-focused and community-engaged research. She has also spoken on her research to academics and industry leaders at conferences around the world, to students through programs like Skype A Scientist and STEM Professionals in Schools, and to members of the general public via radio show appearances and events like Pint of Science.

Since 2017, Dr Krause has attracted more than $88,629 AUD in research income. Current research funding includes:

  • Krause, A. E., Miller, D., Suarez, L., & Lin, P. (awarded 11.2020). Successfully teaching and learning statistics in the wake of COVID19. JCUS and JCUA Cross-collaboration Scheme ($4,983 AUD). 
  • Krause, A. E. (awarded 11.2019). Radio relationships and well-being in older age. Australian Association of Gerontology - Hal Kendig Research Development Grant ($19,898 AUD).
  • Krause, A.E., Lloyd-Smith, A., Hajek, J., Wadley, G., & Hammill, A. (awarded 09.2019). Communities over the airwaves: How the creativity of community language radio promotes wellbeing among new and emerging migrant communities in Australia. Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Research Initiative (CAWRI, University of Melbourne), See Funding Scheme Round 1 ($12,952 AUD).
  • Hajek, J., Krause, A. E., Lloyd-Smith, A., & Lori, L. (awarded 08.2019). Communities on-air: The role of community language broadcasting in enhancing individual and community well-being. University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts Inter-Faculty Incubator Grant ($25,893 AUD).

Dr. Krause is also committed to the development of future researchers. She mentors undergraduate and post-graduate student-researchers. In previous roles, she has worked to establish Early Career Researcher networks. Dr Krause is currently devleoping a Research Internship program for undergraduate students in Psychology at JCU.

  • PY2103: Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis (Level 2; TSV)
  • PY4113: Design and Analysis for Research (Level 4; SIN & TSV)
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) training and development
  • The role of music and the arts in promoting well-being
  • How and why people use different listening technologies to listen to music
  • Factors influencing people musical engagement
  • How music influences consumer behaviours
  • Teaching and learning research methods and statistics
  • Social and applied psychology of music
  • 2017 to 2019 - Research Fellow, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2017 - Research Associate, Curtin University (Perth, WA, Australia)
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2021 - Inclusive Practice Award, James Cook University
  • 2020 - Open Access Champion, James Cook University
  • 2017 - Nominee (Faculty of Health Sciences), 2016 Student Guild Excellence in Teaching Award, Curtin University
  • 2017 - Nominee, 2017 Niall Lucy Award, Curtin University
  • 2015 - School of Psychology and Speech Pathology Research Award, Curtin University
  • 2012 to 2014 - Curtin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Curtin University
  • 2012 - ICMPC Conference Travel Bursary Award, Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
  • 2019 to 2021 - Affiliate, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
  • 2018 to 2021 - Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) [Member, Student and Early Career Group Conference committee, 03.2019 – 11.2019]
  • 2016 to 2021 - European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
  • 2016 to 2021 - Music, Mind and Wellbeing, University of Melbourne
  • 2013 to 2021 - Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC)
  • 2012 to 2021 - Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS) [Ordinary Member, 07.2018 – 07.2020; Secretary, 07.2020 – Present]
  • 2012 to 2021 - American Psychological Association (APA)
  • 2012 to 2021 - Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research (SEMPRE) [Board Member, 10.2014 – 12.2018]
  • 2015 to 2019 - International Society for Music Education (ISME)
  • 2017 - Grants Development Training, University of Melbourne
  • 2017 - Data Storytelling Training Workshop, The University of Melbourne
  • 2017 - Melbourne Teaching Certificate, University of Melbourne
  • 2017 - Media Profile Training, University of Melbourne

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 101+ research outputs authored by Dr Amanda Krause from 2013 onwards.

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Australian Association of Gerontology - Hal Kendig Research Development Program

Radio relationships and well-being in older age

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$19,898 over 3 years
This project addresses a need for non-invasive, cost-effective solutions to assist older Australians in managing their well-being. It aims to examine the role of radio relationships, including those developed between presenters and listeners and amongst presenters, in improving older Australians? psychosocial well-being. It seeks to explore how the radio can promote individual and community well-being using participatory methods and a multi-phase, mixed methods design. Expected outcomes include evidence relating to the characteristics of listening and production practices that enhance experiences of social connection and social well-being; and substantiating the mechanisms underpinning these benefits. An evidence-based resource will be produced.
Amanda Krause (College of Healthcare Sciences)
Radio; Listening; Wellbeing; Ageing; Media; Relationships

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • The Influence of an Online Peer Support Initiative on maternal Psychologicial Wellbeing during the Perinatal Period (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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