My work in music technology is framed by sociocultural research on learning and creativity in relationship with community and context. Please contact me for more info at

Earlier publications focus on the challenges of collaboration, and more recently I have published on learning through collaboration and the influence of tool mediated creativities.

– Veloce, S. Farnsworth, B. Lovell, R. Johnson, H. Bliss, A. & Dobson, E. (in press), Gender Relations in New Music (GRiNM) and Yorkshire Sound Women Network (YSWN): case studies in activism and organisation for change in H Minors and L Hamer (Eds.) The Routledge companion to women and musical leadership: the ninteenth century and beyond, Routledge

– Dobson, E. (2020). Conversations in Berlin: Discourse on Gender, Equilibrium, and Empowerment in Audio Production. In J. H. Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Gender in Music Production (p. 17). New York: Focal Press.

Dobson, E. (2019). Talk for collaborative learning in collaborative computer-based music production. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 141-164.

– Dobson, E. (2018) Digital Audio Ecofeminism: The Glocal Impact of All-female Communities on Learning and Sound Creativities in L. De Bruin, P. Burnard and S. Davis Creativities in Arts Education, Research and Practice: Glocalised Perspectives for the Future of Learning and Teaching 

– Dobson, E. and Littleton, K., (2015) Digital technologies and the mediation of undergraduate students’ collaborative music compositional practices in Learning, Media and Technology DOI:

– Dobson, E. (2015) ‘Permission to Play: Fostering Enterprise Creativities in Music Technology through Extracurricular Interdisciplinary Collaboration’ in P. Burnard and E. Haddon (Eds.) Activating Diverse Musical Creativities and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education.

– Dobson, E., Flewitt, R., Littleton K. and Miell, D. (2011) ‘Studio Based Composers in Collaboration: a Socioculturally Framed Study’ Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2011, p373-376

– Alex, C., Dobson, E. and Wilsmore, R., (2010) ‘Collaborative Art Practices in HE: Mapping and Developing Pedagogical Models’ Higher Education Academy Resources Centre.

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