Dr Seán McLaughlin

Perth College UHI

Available to talk to the media about

Popular music

Music education

Scottish music

Music industries

In these languages



Dr Seán McLaughlin is Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) in Popular Music. His PhD thesis looked at professional Scottish folk music and ideology and he is currently a researcher in popular music education. He has experience as external examiner for many UK higher education institutions delivering popular music. He is a former board member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and currently sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Popular Music Education. He is an active performer and songwriter.

Current research

Popular music education, identities and institutions.

Research groups and interests

Member of the Association for Popular Music

Selected publications

McLaughlin, S. (2017) ‘Mediations, institutions and post-compulsory popular music education’, in Smith, G. D. et al. (eds) The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education. London: Routledge, pp. 114-126.