Scottish Pop Academic Network

Scottish Pop Academic Network

The School of Culture and Creative Arts hosts the Scottish Pop Academic Network (SPAN) in conjunction with the Department of Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University.


SPAN is an informal network of researchers located in Scotland with an interest in popular music. It aims to provide a platform the dissemination of research, including work in progress. In particular SPAN is keen to give postgraduates the chance to present their research in an informal atmosphere before an academic audience.


SPAN meets once a term, with meetings being rotated between the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University.


Amongst those who have presented at previous SPAN meetings are the following: Professor Simon Frith, Professor Bruce Johnson, Martin Cloonan, Raymond MacDonald, Lana Carlton, Mark Percival, Adam Behr, John Williamson, Jan Fairley, Clover Johnston-Taylor, Laura Mitchell, Bill Sweeney, Vincent Egan, Kate MacBain, Szu-Wei Chen, Inez Templeton, Matt Brennan, Alasdair Forsyth, Douglas Loney, Peter O’Hare, Robert Young and Kimi Kärki.


SPAN operates an email list which carries a range of news items, including details of upcoming meetings. Join the SPAN email list.


Further details of SPAN activities are available from Martin Cloonan.