Dr Peter Lovatt


Journal Club on the Psychology of Movement, Music and Dance

We invite you to join us in a new journal club about the Psychology of Movement, Music and Dance.


We meet between 1-2pm most Tuesdays in the autumn term, starting 3rd October 2017.


Our aim is to provide an intellectual space to present and discuss papers relevant to this interesting area of research. 


We hope to develop this space for interested students and staff alike and invite your contributions, papers and thoughts.


This will help widen our knowledge base, consider arguments and develop our critical skills.

Join us i person, or send us your review of the target paper. We'd love to hear from you.

3rd October 2017 Dr Peter Lovatt wil lead a discussion around this mini review article in room 2H250 in CP Snow at the University of Hertfordshire:

Avanzino, L., Pelosin, E., Vicario, C.M., Lagravinese, G., Abbruzzese, G. & Martino, D. (2016). Time processing and motor control in movement disorders. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. OPEN ACCESS doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00631 click here

10th October 2017. Our second paper, presented by Dr Dawn Rose, in room 1F350 in the Wight Building at the University of Hertfordshire, will be:

Dalla Bella, S., Benoit, C. E., Farrugia, N., Keller, P. E., Obrig, H., Mainka, S., & Kotz, S. A. (2017). Gait improvement via rhythmic stimulation in Parkinson’s disease is linked to rhythmic skills. Scientific Reports7https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5324039/


17th October 2017. Dr Lucy Annett will present our paper this week. We will meet in room 2H250 in CP Snow at the University of Hertfordshire:

Bearss, K. A., McDonald, K. C., Bar, R. J. & DeSouza, J. F. X. (2017). Improvements in balance and gait speed after a 12 week dance intervention for Parkinson's disease. Advances in Integrative Medicine, 4, 10-13. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aimed.2017.02.002