Dr Anthony Chmiel

Research Program: Brain Sciences


Dr. Anthony Chmiel is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in cognitive psychology, music, and wellbeing. At MARCS he is working on the ARC Discovery Project "Maintaining active minds and bodies through older adult music education" with Prof. Roger Dean, Dr. Jennifer MacRitchie, and Prof. Kate Stevens. This project investigates how music education programs can best be delivered to older adults to achieve maximum gain, with a focus on cognitive and motor tasks and general sense of wellbeing and achievement. The project additionally develops computational tools for measuring musical performances and improvisations, and the development of training tools to enhance horizontal pitch associations for music novices. Anthony also works on the MoodyTunes app for mental health, and the Music For Dementia website.


  • PhD (Music psychology). UNSW, 2019
  • Bachelor of Music (Hons 1). UNSW, 2013

Research Interests

  • Music and aesthetics, emotion, education, wellbeing, performance, ageing, and computation.


For a full list of Anthony's publications, click here to visit his google scholar profile.

Contact Anthony

Phone+61 2 9772 6761
LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)