Affiliation : Macquarie University
Dr Andrew Geeves is a Sydney-based researcher with an interest in psychoanalysis, the experience of expert performance and the emotions involved in this experience, especially for musicians. He graduated from a PhD in Psychology from Macquarie University, Sydney in 2012 in which he drew on semi-structured interviews and in-depth fieldwork to build a grounded theory of the experience of music performance for professional musicians. Since then, he has gained experience working as a music performance coach and researcher with Opera Australia and as a lecturer and tutor at Macquarie University in addition to conducting performance-based research with sportspeople. He is currently nearing the end of his training to become a registered psychologist and plans to pursue psychoanalytic training in the future. He dreams of residing in New York City and achieving a balance in his work between research, teaching, writing and practicing as an analyst.