Memberships (professional bodies)
Member and President, Musicological Society of Australia
Currently: Deputy Dean, University of Technology Sydney
Feb 2014–2017 Head of School of Arts, University of New England
Nov 2013–Feb 2014: Acting Head of School of Arts, University of New England
Dec 2010–Sept 2013: Senior Lecturer in Music, School of Arts, University of New England
Feb 2003–Dec 2010: Senior Lecturer & Lecturer, Department of Music, University of Otago, New Zealand
Areas of interest / research
Late 18th-century portraits of musicians, especially based in London.
Professional identity and social status of musicians in the 18th century.
Portraits, print culture and commerce in the long 19th century.
Portrait print collecting and collectors, late 18th and early 19th centuries .
Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture
Selected recent articles/book chapters:
Davison, A 2016. ‘Collecting musical prints in late eighteenth-century England: Taste, self-improvement and John Bland’s “portrait series”’, Music in Art: International Journal for Music Iconography, 41/1–2, 11-21.
Davison, A 2013. ‘Approaching musical prints: The aura of printed portraits in the age of mechanical reproduction’, Music in Art: International Journal for Music Iconography, 38/1–2, 259–266.
Davison, A 2012. ‘New light on the painter and engraver Thomas Hardy (1757–1804)’, British Art Journal, 12/1, 86–90.
Davison, A 2012. ‘Portraits of Dussek from London and Paris’. In Stewart-MacDonald, R and Illiano, R (eds), Jan Ladislav Dussek: A Bohemian composer en voyage through Europe (Quaderni Clementiani IV), Bologna: Ut Orpheus Edizioni, pp. 227–253.
Davison, A 2009. ‘The face of a musical genius: Thomas Hardy’s portrait of Joseph Haydn’, Eighteenth Century Music, 6/2, 209–227.