Dr Ruth Lowry


Reader in Exercise Psychology (Essex University)

Ruth’s first collaboration with the CBDP took place in 2011 on a project funded by the University of Chichester. The research demonstrated a positive impact of drumming practice on the health and wellbeing of primary school children aged 7-8 years.

Rock and Roll in the classroom!

Ruth was an invited speaker at the 2012 pre Olympic Games International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS). The health and wellbeing benefits of drumming were shared with an enthusiastic audience.


Ruth presenting at 2012 ICSEMIS event.

Ruth was part of a drumming symposium organised by the CBDP at ICSEMIS 2012.

Dr Ruth Lowry, Prof Greg Atkinson, Mark Richardson, Dr Marcus Smith,  Prof Steve Williams and Dr Andy West

In 2016 Ruth was part of a CBDP research group who published for the first time the positive impact of drumming training on brain connectivity pathways.

Ali paper2016

Ruth played a key role in providing logistical support during the SKYARTS filming of Clem at the University of Chichester in 2017.

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Julianne Doherty and Dr Ruth Lowry preparing for Clem’s visit.

In 2018 Ruth was the lead author on a peer reviewed paper highlighting the positive effects of drumming practice on motor and psychosocial skills of children with emotional and behavioral difficulties.

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First CBDP paper showing benefit of drumming practice on children with emotional and behavioral difficulties.

In 2019 Ruth was appointed to the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences at the University of Essex as a Reader in Exercise Psychology.

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