Academic Profile: Dr Melissa Dickson

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Academic Background

Having obtained a BA with first class honours, MPhil, and University Medal from the University of Queensland, Australia, I then moved to the UK and completed my PhD at King's College, London in 2013.

I came to Oxford in March 2014 as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the ERC funded Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives, a five-year, interdisciplinary research project based at St Anne's College. My work on this project focuses upon those diseases, anxieties, and pathologies derived from the Victorian soundscape and new understandings of the auditory experience. I am interested both in the effects of sound upon the mind and the literary and cultural imagination, and in the use of controlled sounds, silence, and music as counters to an increasingly problematic urban cacophony.

Melissa Dickson

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