Research

Technical Editor [Peer-reviewed Journal)

Malaysian Music Journal (2013-2015)

Journals 

Lonsdale, K, Laakso, E-L & Tomlinson, V. (2014). Contributing Factors, Prevention, and Management of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Flute Players Internationally. Med Probl Perform Art 2014; 29(3):155–162.

Lonsdale, K, & Laakso L (2012). The unique physical challenges of playing the flute.  In Touch (Australian Physiotherapy Association Journal), 3:20-22.

Lonsdale, K, (2008). Posture: Staying injury free. Flutewise, 77:12-13.

Conference Proceedings

2013

Ergonomic considerations of music performance: Creating relevant occupational health and safety guidelines for musicians. Innovation Challenges in Multidisciplinary Research and Practice, Kuala Lumpur [Paper accepted for peer-reviewed conference in December, 2013]

Physical, historical and gender considerations in flute playing and education. Learning from the past: Looking to the future. Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Conference, Brisbane.

An investigation into performance-related health concerns among student musicians at a university in Malaysia. 2nd Music & Performing Arts Research Colloquium, Faculty of Music & Performing Arts, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.

Injury prevention and management for flutists through the application of knowledge from ergonomics, performing arts medicine and other disciplines.  31st Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers, Snowmass, CO

A survey of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders among flutists internationally: Contributing factors, prevention and management.  31st Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers, Snowmass, CO

2010

One size doesn’t fit all flutists. 28th Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians & Dancers, Snowmass, CO.

2009

Finding a functionally efficient flute playing position: A descriptive study using EMG. Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Conference, Brisbane.

Results of international survey on injury prevention and management for flutists. 27th Annual Symposium on Medical Problems of Musicians and Dancers, Snowmass, CO.

2008

Findings from international survey on injury prevention and management 36th National Flute Association Convention, Kansas City, & Australian Society for Performing Arts Health Care Conference, Melbourne.

Lectures

2013

Peak performance: Understanding and managing the physical challenges of flute playing. 41st National Flute Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

2011

Injury prevention for musicians. Queensland Conservatorium ‘My Life as a Musician’ course, Brisbane.

2010

Physical considerations for teaching beginner flutists. 38th National Flute Association Convention, Anaheim, CA.

2009

Benefits and limitations of common health treatments & exercise programs. 37th National Flute Association Convention, New York, NY & Australian Flute Festival, Adelaide.

Success principles for the freelance musician.  37th National Flute Association Convention, New York, NY & Australian Flute Festival, Adelaide.

2008

Muscular imbalances of flute playing. 36th National Flute Association Convention, Kansas City, MO.

Applying ergonomics to playing musical instruments. Sheldon College, Brisbane.

Web-based Publications

Successful Grant Applications for Research Projects

2015 UPSI University Research Grant (Geran Penyelidikan Universiti – GPU)

Sourcing and Creating Repertoire towards the Development of a Malaysian Beginner Flute Method

2012 UPSI University Research Grant (Geran Penyelidikan Universiti – GPU)

An investigation into performance-related health concerns among student musicians at a university in Malaysia. 

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