Photo of Dr Eduardo Coutinho

Dr Eduardo Coutinho

Lecturer in Music Psychology Music


Personal Statement

My research work often combines areas such Music Psychology, Affective Sciences, Computer Sciences, or Healthcare. In my research I have a strong focus on the study of emotional experiences with music, the links between the communication of emotion by music and the tone of voice, and the interaction between emotion and cognition in music. Currently, my main focus is the development of methods and tools that permit the use of music for improving different aspects of well-being in everyday life (with a particular emphasis on healthcare).

Prizes or Honours

  • Young Investigator Award (International Neural Network Society, 2014)
  • Winner of MediaEval 2014 "Emotion in Music" Benchmark (MediaEval Community Council, 2014)
  • Knowledge Transfer Award (Swiss National Center of Competence in Research in Affective Sciences, 2013)
  • New York Prize Fellowship (Honourable Mention) (Van Alen Institute (New York, NY, USA), 2008)

Funded Fellowships

  • Music, muscle relaxation and spasticity (University of Liverpool, 2019)
  • AudioTrek (University of Liverpool, 2017 - 2018)
  • Polyhymnia - Personalised Music Playlists for the Treatment of Depression (Wellcome Trust, 2019 - 2020)
  • Music Selections for the Treatment of Depression (University of Liverpool, 2018)
  • Music Selections for Road Safety (University of Liverpool, 2016 - 2017)
  • Source Monitoring Auditory Rehabilitation Training (SMART) for auditory hallucinations (University of Liverpool, 2015)
  • Cross-cultural empirical and computational studies of emotional expression in speech prosody and music (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2011 - present)
  • Empirical studies of emotional expression in speech prosody and music (2009 - 2010)
  • Psychophysiological studies of musical emotions (2004 - 2008)