Dr Georgia Pike-Rowney
B.Arts (ANU), Grad.Dip.Ed. (Monash), Ph.D (ANU)
Dr Georgia Pike-Rowney is a practitioner and researcher focussed on enhancing human potential and wellbeing through the arts from a historical perspective. A singer, educator, community outreach facilitator and trans-disciplinary researcher, she splits her time as co-Director of the Music Engagement Program, and Friends' Lecturer and Curator of the Classics Museum at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia.
Publication of research into the power of music outreach for people living with dementia (2021)
In 2021 Georgia and colleagues at the ANU published the results of their study into the impact of music outreach on people living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The study demonstrated that these singing sessions, facilitated by Georgia, improved the mental health and wellbeing of participants. Coverage included a television item on ABC News (above), and interviews with national ABC News Radio and ABC Victoria Drive.
Presentation at the National Library of Australia: Community Singing in Interwar Australia (2023)
Supported in memory of Averill Edwards, watch Georgia's final participatory research presentation at the National Library of Australia for her project 'Since Ma’s Gone Mad on Community Singing’: community singing in interwar Australia'.