Address Room 03.535,
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School of Psychology
Queen's University Belfast
Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 4177
I was born in Edinburgh, and grew up in Fife. After completing my MA (Hons.) in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, I moved to Belfast in 2006, where I began studying for my PhD in the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at QUB. During my PhD, which was part of the European SKILLS Integrated Project, I researched the performance body movements made by musicians and their role in musical skill acquisition. After completing my PhD in 2010, I became a researcher on the TEMPUS-G project in the School of Psychology, where I investigated the effects of auditory and visual information on movement for the development of sensory guides to enhance motor performance. In summer 2012, I was appointed as a lecturer in psychology at QUB.
I am involved in teaching on the following courses:
Bienkiewicz, M., Rodger, M., Young, W., & Craig, C. (in press). Time to get a move on: Overcoming bradykinetic movement in Parkinson's disease with artificial sensory guidance generated from biological motion. Behavioural Brain Research. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2013.07.003,
Simones, L., Schroeder, F., & Rodger, M. (in press). Categorisations of physical gesture in piano teaching: A preliminary enquiry. Psychology of Music.
Rodger, M., O’Modhrain, S., & Craig, C. (2013). Temporal guidance of musicians' performance movement is an acquired skill. Experimental Brain Research, 226, 221-230. doi: 10.1007/s00221-013-3427-2
Young, W., Rodger, M. & Craig, C. (2013). Perceiving and re-enacting spatio-temporal characteristics of walking sounds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 464-476. doi: 10.1037/a0029402
Bienkiewicz, M., Rodger, M., & Craig, C. (2012). Timekeeping strategies operate independently from spatial and accuracy demands in beat-interception movements. Experimental Brain Research, 222, 241-253. doi: 10.1007/s00221-012-3211-8
Rodger, M., Craig, C., & O’Modhrain, S. (2012). Expertise is perceived from both sound and body movement in musical performance. Human Movement Science, 31, 1137-1150 doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2012.02.012
Rodger, M. & Craig, C. (2011). Timing movements to interval durations specified by discrete or continuous sounds. Experimental Brain Research, 214, 393-402. doi: 10.1007/s00221-011-2837-2
Rodger, M., Issartel, J., & O’Modhrain, S. (2007). Performer as perceiver: Perceiver as performer. In A. Luciani & C. Cadoz (Eds.), Proceedings of the ENACTIVE’07 Conference (pp. 237-240). Grenoble: ENACTIVE.