Prof Ian Cross

Ian Cross is Emeritus Professor of Music and Science at the University of Cambridge and an Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. In 2001 he founded and built the Centre for Music & Science in the Faculty of Music at Cambridge; amongst other topics his research has embraced the psychoacoustics of violins, the evolutionary roots of musicality, the effects of group music-making on the development of children’s empathic capacities, and the relationships between music and language. He is Editor-in-Chief of SAGE’s Open Access journal Music & Science, has sung in many choirs (from childhood contributions to the Scottish Junior Singers to the present-day Wolfson College Choir), and is a Trustee of SEMPRE (the Society for Research in Psychology, Education and Music) and the Music Therapy Charity. He is also a classical guitarist.