Pedro Douglass-Kirk

PhD Student @ Goldsmiths University of London

About Me

I am currenlty undertaking a PhD at Goldsmiths University of London researching musical approaches for stroke rehabilitation.

Recent Projects

Musical Stroke Project

Stroke survivors often have limited access to rehabilitation after discharge from hospital leaving them to self-regulate their recovery. Previous research has indicated that several musical approaches can be used effectively in stroke rehabilitation. Stroke survivors (n = 43), between 6 months and 19 years post-stroke, took part in specially created workshops playing music, both in groups and individually, using a number of digital musical interfaces. Feedback forms were completed by all participants, which helped to develop the prototypes and gain insights into the potential benefits of music making for rehabilitation. 93% of participants stated they thought that the music workshops were potentially beneficial for their rehabilitation. The research project contributes to the field of human computer interaction by exploring the role of computer based systems in stroke rehabilitation.

Follow the project development on the stroke project blog.

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The Spitfires are a wedding band playing classic rock'n roll tunes of the 50's & 60's to suit a more vintage theme.

Small Engine Repair is the alternative, americana, lofi, folk collective brain-child of Phil Twigg (Guitar, keys, Vocals), Tom Harrington (Bass, Vocals) Pedro Kirk (Guitar, Clarinet, Sax, Lapsteel, Vocals) and Dan Lewis (Drums, Vocals).

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iOS Development

I developed an interactive children's iPad book app The One and Only Pablo.

The One and Only Pablo is coming soon to the AppStore for iPad. Written and illustrated by Chloe Douglass, this interactive, multimedia app is recommended for children ages 3 to 8.

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Neural Networks

I created some MAX MSP and Java software projects while at uni. Here is one from spring 2013 taking neural networks using OSC through from MAX MSP into a Java program. A little fuzzy logic is thrown in too.

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Android Development

I have developed a musical training app for children to help develop their musical ear. Melody Bird is my first ever app and is aimed at the Android market though an iOS version is being considered.

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