By education most have been misled;
So they believe, because they were so bred.
The priest continues what the nurse began,
And thus the child imposes on the man.
- Dryden, The Hind and the Panther, 1687 -
History and philosophy of music in health, education and community contexts
The impact of music outreach on mental health and wellbeing
Outreach approaches enabling individuals living with disabilities
The role of the arts in mothering and caring occupations
The role of the arts in language learning
2009 - 2017
Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
Thesis Title: The Past, Present and Future of Music in Education: a transdisciplinary framework designed to promote re-engagement and reform in music education for teachers, students and the community.
2008 - 2009
Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Monash University
Majors: History; Studies of Society and Environment
2003 - 2008
Bachleor of Arts, Australian National University
Majors: Classical Studies (Ancient Greek translation); Law (out of faculty major)
Recent Research Publications
Hancock, N., Scanlan, J.N., Banfield, M., Berry, B., Pike-Rowney, G., Norris, S. & Salisbury, A. (2021). Independent Evaluation of NSW Peer Supported Transfer of Care initiative (Peer-STOC): Final report. The University of Sydney & Australian National University, Australia.
Gulliver, A., Pike, G., Banfield, M., Morse, A. R., Katruss, N., Valerius, H., Pescud, M., McMaster, M., & West, S. (2021). The music engagement program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia: Pilot feasibility trial outcomes. Evaluation and Program Planning , 87, 101930. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2021.101930
de Jong, D. C., Pike, G., West, S., Valerius, H., Kay, A., & Ellis, S. (2020). Shared music, shared occupation: Embedding music as a socio-altruistic collective- and co-occupation in occupational therapy education. Journal of Occupational Science , 1-14.
West, S., Pike, G. & Griffiths, P. (2017). Simply Singing: the use of interdisciplinary educational design research to facilitate music making in intercultural islamic settings. Building Interdisciplinary & Intercultural Bridges: Where Practice Meets Research and Theory. Burnard, P. et al (eds.). Chapter 14. University of Cambridge. http://bibacc.org/
Pike, G. (2016). The Past, Present and Future of Music in Education: a transdisciplinary framework designed to promote re-engagement and reform in music education for teachers, students and the community. PhD thesis, Australian National University. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/116895
Selected Conference Presentations
2021: de Jong, DC, Pike-Rowney, G, (2021) Doing music together as a shared occupation: a socio-altruistic music program as a collective occupation and a learning opportunity for occupational therapy students. All About Occupation Seminar Series, University of Brighton (online), 15 December 2021.
2021: Pike-Rowney, G (2021) ‘Since Ma’s Gone Mad on Community Singing’: community singing in interwar Australia. 43rd Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education Conference (online), 30-31 October 2021.
2020: Pike-Rowney, G, de Jong, DC (2020) Intergenerational Music Outreach in Occupational Therapy Education: an interdisciplinary collaboration. 43rd Australia New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education Conference (online), 3-4 October 2021.
2019: Gulliver A, Pike G, Banfield M, Morse AR, Katruss N, Valerius H & West S. (2019). Delivery and evaluation of the Music Engagement Program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The Mental Health Services Conference, Brisbane, 28-30 August, 2019
2019: Pike G, Gulliver A & McConnell B. (2019) Collision of science and music. Public lecture, Australian National University, May 2019.
2017: Seminar at the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development, University of Edinburgh, ‘Sharing Their Voiceless Song: music outreach with non-verbal children living with disabilities, within a citywide music program designed to enhance individual and community potential'.