Lauren's undergraduate degree was in Physiological Sciences at Balliol College Oxford, where she also studied for an MSc in Neuroscience. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, followed by postdoctoral positions at Newcastle University and a travelling fellowship to Harvard Medical School.
She is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London where she founded the MSc programme in the Music, Mind and Brain lab.
Her research has focused on topics including congenital amusia, musical training as a model of plasticity, and spontaneous musical imagery. This work has been funded by grants from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Leverhulme Trust. She is associate editor of the APA journal, Psychomusicology. To see a list of her publications, click here.