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  • Dr Yi Ting Tan is interested in understanding how genetic and environmental factors influence the development of musical abilities, with a special focus on singing ability. She is currently working with Professor Sarah Wilson, Professor Gary McPherson, Professor Sam Berkovic and Professor Isabelle Peretz on an ARC Discovery Project which investigates the genetic basis of singing ability using a twin study.



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2017
  • BMus (Hons), University of Tasmania 2011
  • BMus, University of Tasmania 2010
  • BEng (Hons), National University of Singapore 2006

Awards and honors

  • John Hodgson Scholarship - Biennial scholarship awarded to a graduate student in the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music based on merit, The University of Melbourne, 2014
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship - awarded to international graduate research students of exceptional research potential, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Nelle Ashdown Memorial Award- Grand prize of 2011 City of Hobart Eisteddfod, City of Hobart, 2011
  • Tasmania Honours Scholarship - awarded based on excellent academic achievement in undergraduate studies, University of Tasmania, 2010
  • Dean's Roll of Excellence with Honours for the Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania, 2010