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, the details of which can be found under the 'Publications' tab or by visiting her website or Google Scholar.

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. Since 2017, Dr Krause has attracted more than $88,629 AUD in research income. Recent funded programs of research have examined on how radio engagement can support the well-being of older adults and migrant communities. 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.

Researcher Development and Student/HDR/Post-Doc Supervision: 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. At JCU, Dr Krause coordinates a Research Internship program for undergraduate students in Psychology. She is interested in receiving enquiries from ambitious and self-motivated students who are interested in pursuing research on the role of music in everyday life. [JCU offers scholarships, including the Elizabeth Pearse Music Scholarship.] More information about possible topics and her approach to student supervision can be found on her website, including her advising philosophy

Service: She currently serves as President of the Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS) and actively contributes to other international professional organisations for music psychology, including the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), and Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE). Dr Krause is an Associate Editor for Psychology of Music and regularly serves as an external reviewer of manuscripts for peer-review, postgraduate theses, and grant applications. She has served on conference planning committees, most recently including the 2022 AMPS conference and 2023 ISPS conference.

  • PY2103: Introduction to Scientific Approaches in Psychology (Level 2; SIN)
  • PY4113: Design and Analysis for Professional Psychology (Level 4; SIN & TSV)
  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) training and development
  • Scholarship of supervision
  • 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
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning [research methods, statistics, research supervision]
  • Tertiary research methods and statistics
  • Social and applied psychology of music
  • 2020 to present - Lecturer (Psychology), James Cook University (Townsville, QLD, Australia)
  • 2017 to 2019 - Research Fellow, University of Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2017 - Research Associate, Curtin University (Perth, WA, Australia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2023 - Advisory Community Photographic Award, James Cook University
  • 2023 - Awards for Excellence - Innovation and Change, James Cook University
  • 2023 - Third place, 'Fix your content day' challenge, James Cook University
  • 2021 - Inclusive Practice Award, James Cook University
  • 2020 - Open Access Champion, James Cook University
  • 2017 - Nominee, 2017 Niall Lucy Award, Curtin University
  • 2017 - Nominee (Faculty of Health Sciences), 2016 Student Guild Excellence in Teaching 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 2023 - Affiliate, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)
  • 2018 to 2023 - Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) [Member, Student and Early Career Group Conference committee, 03.2019 – 11.2019]
  • 2016 to 2023 - Music, Mind and Wellbeing, University of Melbourne
  • 2016 to 2023 - European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
  • 2013 to 2023 - Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC)
  • 2012 to 2023 - American Psychological Association (APA)
  • 2012 to 2023 - Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research (SEMPRE) [Board Member, 10.2014 – 12.2018]
  • 2012 to 2023 - Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS) [Ordinary Member, 07.2018 – 07.2020; Secretary, 07.2021; President, 07.2021 - Present]
  • 2015 to 2019 - International Society for Music Education (ISME)
  • 2017 - Media Profile Training, University of Melbourne
  • 2017 - Grants Development Training, University of Melbourne
  • 2017 - Melbourne Teaching Certificate, University of Melbourne
  • 2017 - Data Storytelling Training Workshop, The 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 130+ 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

Indicative Funding
$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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