Dr Peter Lovatt

Dance
Psychologist

 In the Laboratory

Our Research Team

Turning ideas in to data

Dr Peter Lovatt

Reader in Psychology

Experimental Cognitive Psychologist with an interest in movement

Dr Lucy Annett

Neuroscientist

Neuroscientist with an interest in the biological basis of behaviour

Dr Dawn Rose

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Music Psychologist with an interest in rhythm and timing

Current Projects

Why do People Dance?

Write Up 1: Why don't men dance?


Peter has carried out a survey asking why people either do or don't dance. The responses, from 966 people, are being written up using qualitative methods.


Project Team: Dr Peter Lovatt

Dance for Health

Book chapter on Dance, Health and Well-being


Peter has been writing about the relationship between engaging with dance and the associated health benefits. In this chapter he explores some of the gender issues in dance for health research.


Project Team: Dr Peter Lovatt

Rhythm & Timing

Experiment 1: Synchronization and Continuation Tapping Task

Investigating the ability to finger tap, toe tap and march in time with a metronome and music in people with and without Parkinson’s disease.

Project Team: Dr Dawn Rose, Dr Peter Lovatt & Dr Lucy Annett (Department of Psychology and Sport Sciences, University of Hertfordshire.

Experiment 2: Beat perception abilities in people with and without Parkinson’s disease.

This study investigates whether Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects the perception of an underlying beat (tactus) embedded in real musical excerpts as ecologically valid stimuli.


Project Team: Dr Dawn Rose, Dr Peter Lovatt & Dr Lucy Annett (Department of Psychology and Sport Sciences, University of Hertfordshire.

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