Meet our PhD students

Currently, KMH has a number of PhD students linked to us via collaborations with other universities. Here, each PhD student's ongoing thesis work is presented with a brief description of the work's purpose, method and results so far.

As KMH does not yet have the entitlement to award a qualification at the postgraduate level we collaborate mainly with KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, with the medical university Karolinska Institutet, KI, and with the Faculty of Arts at Lund University.

Any open positions on postgraduate level are published under Vacancies (in Swedish).

PhD students in music

KMH has five so-called Industrial PhD students in music. They pursue doctoral studies as competence development within the framework of their positions as teachers at KMH through the formalization of a long-established cooperation between KMH and KTH.

Johan Fröst: With music as a Script

Torbjörn Gulz:  Improvisation Strategies for Jazz Musicians

Hans Lindetorp: Music Production for Interactive Media

Olof Misgeld: Playing and Dancing – Performance Tools in Folk Music

Mattias Sköld: Interactive Notation of Music as Sound

PhD students in music education

In addition, doctoral studies in music education are conducted.

Incca Rasmusson: Swedish Eurhythmics 1906–1978 – emancipating embodied knowledge

Maria Timoshenko: Sight-reading skills in individual and group settings: An eye-tracking study

Sheng-Ying Isabella Weng: Expressivity in Violin Performance

ROCIT – Research on Collaboration in Teacher Education

In 2022, a new research school called ROCIT – Research on Collaboration in Teacher Education started in collaboration with seven other higher education institutions. Within the framework of the collaboration, two doctoral students are doing their research studies at KMH, Johan Börelius and Mika Pohjola.

Johan Börelius: Communication within one-on-one vocal or instrumental education in the context of upper secondary education

Mika Pohjola: Musical identity – The music teacher student's identity dimensions

PhD students in music and health

Kaja Korošec: A music-based intervention for adults on the autism spectrum: Effects and underlying mechanisms