William Forde Thompson is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, where he is Director of the Music Sound and Performance lab. His research concerns the psychology and neuroscience of music, including cross-cultural music cognition, music and emotion, and the psychosocial and health benefits of music. Some of his research is summarized in his 2014 book "Music, Thought and Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music” (2nd edition, Oxford University Press). Over the past ten years, he has been President of the North American Society for Music Perception and Cognition, the Australian Music Psychology Society, and the Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognition of Music. In 2015 he was made a Fellow of the North American Association for Psychological Science.