Dr Jill Morgan holds a PhD in Music Psychology from Edinburgh University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. At RCS, she lectures on the Postgraduate Learning and Teaching programme and co-coordinates the Introduction to Music Psychology module in the School of Music. Jill is a co-developer on the new MA in Psychology in the Arts (Music) degree and an active researcher exploring the role of music in the social world, education and in health and well-being. Current research includes the Coorie Doon project for Chamber Music Scotland, the Five Places programme for the Red Note Ensemble and Healing Spaces for BuildX Studio.

As a pianist, Jill has extensive educator experience having taught music in schools as well as keyboard skills and listening and musicianship at the University of Edinburgh. She has given many presentations at conferences and seminars nationally and internationally and has been a guest on BBC Radio Scotland speaking about the impact of music on people’s lives.


Morgan, J.P., MacDonald, R.A.R. & Pitts, S.E. (2015). Caught between a scream and a hug: Women’s perspectives on music listening and interaction with teenagers in the family unit. Psychology of Music, 43 (5), 611-626.

Morgan, J.P. (2016). While the Music Lasts: on Music and Dementia. R. Smilde , K. Page & P. Alheit . Delft: Eburon Academic Publishers, 2014. ISBN: 978-9059728462’,British Journal of Music Education, , pp. 12. doi: 10.1017/S0265051716000334.