Ross Purves

PurvesRoss Purves is a Lecturer in Education Studies at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, where he teaches modules in music and arts education and educational technology. He studied music at City University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before completing an MA in music education at the Institute of Education, University of London, and a PGCE in post-compulsory education at the University of Greenwich. After graduating, Ross worked as a computer development officer in the Department of Computer Science, University of Exeter and subsequently, as an education research officer at the University of Roehampton and the Institute of Education. Between 2009 and 2011 he was a research officer on the European Commission’s Seventh Framework-funded ‘Usability of Music for Social Inclusion of Children Project’. Ross was also Joint Course Manager for Music at Luton Sixth Form College for six years and Subject Coordinator for Music on a secondary school-based initial teacher education programme. Publications embracing musicians’ and teachers’ professional development, music technology education and aspects of human-computer interaction have appeared in journals and edited international handbooks including the British Journal of Educational Research, the British Journal of Educational Psychology, Issues in Technology and Teacher Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education and the 2012 OUP International Handbook of Music Education. Ross has presented research at various European education conferences and is an experienced performing musician and arranger.