Dr. Satinder P.Gill is based with the Centre for Music and Science, University of Cambridge. Her interdisciplinary research is concerned with rhythm and human communication.
She received her PhD on 'Dialogue and Tacit Knowledge for Knowledge Transfer' in Experimental Psychology, 1995, with the University of Cambridge, UK. She has been a Research Scientist with NTT's Communication Science Laboratories (CSL) and ATR (Kyoto) in Japan (1997-1999), held a Joint position with CKIR, Finland and CSLI (Centre for the Study of Language and Information) Stanford University (2000-2003), and was a Senior Research Fellow at Middlesex University, London, UK (2004-2009). Her work has investigated the processes of transformation in tacit knowing in communication. Following the PhD at Cambridge (1995) on the dynamics and structures of dialogue that shape tacit knowing, she extended this analysis in a study of aesthetic production in landscape architectural practices. The research was further developed in Japan, where she developed the theory of Body Moves, a pragmatics theory of rhythmic body prosody as collective acts across persons. Subsequent research at Stanford tested the theory in a series of experiments that suggested that collective acts have a different quality of timing patterns to the background of speech and gesture from which they emerge. Her work with musicians explores the relations between rhythmic synchrony, inter-subjectivity and communication, as performance. Satinder is also Associate Editor of the International Journal, AI & Society: Knowledge, Culture and Communication (Springer), and Editor of the book, 'Cognition, Communication, and Interaction: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Interactive Technology', published in 2007 (Springer).