About Us

The Institute of Musical Research is one of the ten Institutes which make up the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. Although nested within the University, at Senate House, the IMR has a national role. It is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to promote research from all UK institutions of Higher Education, facilitate research networks and provide training for postgraduate students. The IMR welcomes visiting scholars, provides links to the wider musical community, encourages cross-disciplinary projects, and enhances research impact through public events.

Photo; University of Hull

Prof. John Irving (Director, Aug. 2009 - July 2011), Prof. Katharine Ellis (Director, Feb. 2006 - July 2009), and Dr Paul Archbold (Current Director of the IMR)