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Prof Evangelos Himonides
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Professor of Technology, Education, and Music
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education


  • DipMus
  • BSc in Computer Science: Information Technology and Multimedia, University of Middlesex, with Star 1st Class Honours
  • MA in Education, University of Surrey, with Distinction
  • PhD, in Information Technology and Psychoacoustics, University of London

Languages spoken/written

  • French (intermediate)
  • Hellenic (native)
  • Italian (basic)

Research Groups
Research Summary

Evangelos held the University of London's first ever lectureship in music technology education and now holds the first Chair in Technology, Education, and Music. He is Fellow of the RSA and Chartered Fellow (FBCS CITP) with the British Computer Society. As a musician, technologist and educator, Evangelos has had an ongoing career in research in Psychoacoustics, Music-Perception, Music-Cognition, IT, Human-Computer Interaction, SEND, the Singing Voice and Singing Development. Publications currently number over 150, in high-profile international journals, such as Frontiers of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Psychology of Music, IJME, RSME, Journal of Voice, Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology. Evangelos has worked on numerous funded research projects for leading UK Research Councils such as AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, grant-making organisations such as The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, RNIB, the AmberTrust and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Government agencies/departments and the EU. As a sound engineer and researcher, Evangelos has recorded in numerous venues (eg. York Minster, St.Paul's, RCM), with artists such as Derek Lee Ragin (Farinelli), Vanessa Mae (SONY BMG) and Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and for numerous media productions (BBC, Ch5, Discovery Ch, RTL, CBS). Evangelos is Associate editor for Frontiers in Psychology, Associate editor for the Journal of Music, Technology and Education (published by Intellect), associate editor for the Journal Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology (published by InformaHealthcare), reviews editor for Psychology of Music (published by SAGE), Editor of the Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE) Conference Series, and section editor for 'technology' for the recently published by OUP "Oxford Handbook of Music Education". Evangelos has recently co-edited two key volumes in Technology, Music and Education, published by Routledge. Evangelos has developed Sounds of Intent (soundsofintent.org) which is an online resource that supports the development of children and young people with complex needs through and with music. When time permits, Evangelos likes to record music, play guitar, and handcraft musical instruments in order to raise funds for his charitable work.

Teaching Summary

He supervises a number of doctoral and post-doctoral students and lectures on Music Technology and Information Technology. Evangelos also leads the post-graduate courses "Music Technology in Education" and "Choral Conducting, Leadership and Communication" available under the MA in Music Education.

Evangelos has developed UCL's first ever course in Music, called Interactions of Music and Science, which has been offered under the Bachelors of Arts and Sciences (BASc), since 2017.

Research Supervision


  • M.Abdulkareem (Virtual Reality in the  Early Years in Saudi Arabia)
  • A.Alharbi (Dyslexia in Saudi HE)
  • A.AlShamare (completed) (The role of media in supporting young people with Down Syndrome in Saudi Arabia)
  • A.Çiftçi (completed) (Technology and ADHD)
  • V.Charisi (Technology & Musical Creativity in the EY)
  • N.Garner (completed) (Technology, Music, Ideology)
  • L.Gutiérrez Menéndez (completed) (Silence in Radio)
  • J.Hwang (Technology in the later years)
  • T.Tsintzou (Cognition and memory)
  • M. Qi (Social media and instrumental tuition)
  • X. Ma (Music and Emotion)


  • S.Makris (completed) (Musical Creativity)
  • J. Slimings (completed) (Choral Blend)
  • M.Ledwith (Music and SEN)
  • M.Owens (Choristers in British cathedral choirs)
  • M.Andrianopoulou (completed) (Aural Skills Training in HE)
  • L.Garcia (Professional Voice)
  • L.Hamond (completed)(Feedback, Technology and Piano)
  • A.Mazzeschi (completed) (Musical Savants)
  • Y.Yang (completed) (Trad. Folk Song Performance and Pedagogy in Chinese HE)
  • G.Kayes (completed) (Genre and vocal behaviours)

Post Doctoral

  • M.Petrovic (completed) (The role of vowels in MusEd)
  • G.Markea (completed) (The use of modern technologies in Greece)
  • A.Giráldez (completed) (Effective use of Collaborative Platforms and Technologies in Arts Education)

Research Design and Support

J.Lani (completed), J.Williams (completed), S.Hsieh (completed), J.Soares (completed), C.Preti (completed), E.Cheng (completed), P.Bishop (completed), C.Stewart (ongoing), H.Trower (ongoing)

04-DEC-2020 REF2021 Specialist Adviser Research Excellent Framework Cross Panel Specialist Adviser REF2021, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2020 Elected Member Governance Committee of Academic Board UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-2020 Professor of Technology, Education, and Music UCL Institute of Education UCL, United Kingdom
2018 – 2019 Housewright Scholar - Visiting Professor College of Music Florida State University, United States
30-JUN-2017 – 30-SEP-2020 Elected Member Governance Committee of Academic Board UCL, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2015 Elected Member Academic Board UCL, United Kingdom
2013 Advisory Board Member Afghanistan Music Unit Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2012 – 01-DEC-2014 Senator IOE Senate Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom
01-JAN-2008 Consultant Centre for Holocaust Education UCL, United Kingdom
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