Dr Gianna Cassidy

Dr Gianna Cassidy is a Music Psychologist and Singer-Songwriter, currently lecturing in Psychology of Music and Interactive Entertainment Design at Glasgow Caledonian University. Gianna joined the Psychology Department in 2003 having gained an MA Honours in Psychology and Music at Glasgow University. Her PhD, supervised by Professor Raymond MacDonald and Dr Christina Knussen, focused on the role and function of music in driving game performance and experience. In March 2007, Gianna moved to the school of Computing and Engineering continuing her research in the eMotion Lab. This work has been presented internationally, most recently at The International Digital Games Research Association Conference Vancouver 2006/Tokyo 2007, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco 2007, and the International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition Chicago 2004/Bologna 2006/Soporro 2008. Her active research interests include the role and function of music in interactive technology experience, the role of creative technology in musical identities, the process of composing for games, and music and exergaming.

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