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.
Singing in the Park: a participatory heritage event
May 1st, 2022
Seminar at the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh
May 4th, 2017
EVENTS AND INITIATIVES
ANU Open Day
Tours of the Classics Museum
11-11.30 and 1-1.30
2nd September 2022
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.
Research Fellowship at the National Library of Australia (2020 - postponed until 2022)
Supported in memory of Averill Edwards, Dr Georgia Pike has won a National Library of Australia Research Fellowship in 2020, for a project entitled 'Since Ma’s Gone Mad on Community Singing’: community singing in interwar Australia.