Nikki Moran

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Nikki Moran is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Edinburgh, with expertise in the study of music as social interaction. Her projects draw specialist music skills together with empirical methods, including both movement analysis and ethnographic fieldwork. At Edinburgh, Nikki led the development of a new undergraduate degree programme.

Her recent work includes a British Academy-funded project, 'Improvising Duos', which explored how well observers could judge if two musicians were improvising together or not, just by looking at their body movement cues.

Nikki lives in Edinburgh with her husband and sons, and plays music regularly with friends.

Areas of Interest
Creative and Performing Arts
University of Edinburgh
Key words
Music, Cognitive sciences, Social interaction, Improvisation

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