My research interests are wide ranging and usually coincide with other musical or teaching-related activities. My doctoral research is in music, which investigated the collaborative creative process between composer and performer. I have also conducted research in higher education, looking at the processes involved in change management and organisational culture. Most recently, I have carried out research with my colleagues at Carlow College into community development practices in the UNHCR resettlement programme, working with the Rohingya community of Carlow.
Cawley Buckley, M., Maher, H. and McDermott, S. (2021) ‘Rohingya Refugee Resettlement as a Community of Practice’, Community Development Journal
Society for Musicology in Ireland
Creativity and Innovation in Social Care Network
2019: Buckley, M., Coyle, D., Mulvey, G. (Jan, 2019) ‘Creative Topographies of the South East’. Public panel discussion at VISUAL Contemporary Arts Centre, Carlow.
2016: Buckley, M. (2016, December) ‘Retrospective and Ethnographic Methodologies in Performance Studies Research’. Psychology of Performance MPhil Seminar, Faculty of Music, Cambridge.
2016: Buckley, M. & Flood, E. (2016, July) ‘Communicating with the Orishas: Exploring cross culturation and the creative process in two commissions on Yoruba Bata drumming music, output III’. Lecture Recital presented at the Performance Studies Network Conference, Bath Spa University.
2016: Buckley, M. & Flood, E. (2016, June) ‘Communicating with the Orishas: Exploring cross culturation and the creative process in two commissions on Yoruba Bata drumming music, output II’. Lecture Recital presented at the Society for Musicology in Ireland Annual Plenary Conference, St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University.
2016: Buckley, M. (2016, May) ‘Creative Collaborative Composition: Evaluating the distribution of creativity in four new works for solo guitar’. Paper presented at the PhD day, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge.
2015: Buckley, M. (2015, January) ‘The Performer as a Creative Agent in the Collaborative Compositional Process’. Paper presented at the Society for Musicology in Ireland Eighth Annual Postgraduate Conference, University of Ulster.
2014: Buckley, M. (2014, March) ‘Five Bagatelles by William Walton and Julian Bream: a case study in distributed creativity’. Lecture recital presented at the International Guitar Research Centre Conference, University of Surrey.
2019: International Dublin Guitar Symposium 2019 – conference committee member
2016: Buckley, M. & Flood, E. (2016, March) ‘Communicating with the Orishas’ Keynote address at the International Guitar Research Centre Conference (IGRC), University of Surrey, UK.
2019: KCLR Interview and live performance with Sue Nunn promoting the Here Together cross-institutional project with IT Carlow and WIT.
Other Research-related activity
2019: Buckley, M., Delpriora, M., Flood, E., Goss, S. (Feb, 2019) ‘The Music of Mark Delpriora and Stephen Goss’. Public lecture as part of the Artistic Research Perspectives Series at TU Dublin.
2019: Poppema, S., Carney, C., Hogan, L., Finnegan, K., Cawley Buckley., M., Duykaerts, C. (2019) NUI Galway CINNTE Institutional Review 2019. Dublin: Quality and Qualifications Ireland.
2019 DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, €6700, conference contingency funding.
2018 WIT Cross-Institutional Projects and Initiatives Fund, €10,458, series of creative projects and edited volume.
2018 Arts Council of Ireland, €4500, Music Commissions Award.
2016 Arts Council of England, £2260, curating masterclasses, workshops and concerts in Cambridge with Prof. Máximo Diego Pujol (Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel de Falla, Buenos Aires).
2016 Richard Carne Trust, £1000, research commission funding.
2015 Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE), Arnold Bentley New Initiatives Fund, £2000, PhD research commission funding.
2015 Holst Foundation, £1000, funding for the Performance of Contemporary Music.
2015 Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, Standing Committee, £1800, field-work research funding, 2015.
2014 Ambache Charitable Trust, £2000, fund for the promotion of Women in Music,
2014-16 Richard Carne Trust £12,500, PhD Research Funding.
2013-16 Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, William Barry Squire Trust Fund, £470, research outputs at conferences.
2013-16 Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, Graduate Tutor’s Research Fund, £480, research outputs at conferences.
2012 Arts Bursary: Music, Dublin City Council, €2000, funding for postgraduate study.
2011-13 Travel and Training Award, Arts Council of Ireland, €3800, funding for postgraduate study.
2011-13 Scholarship for Postgraduate Study, Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, €2500 funding for postgraduate study.