Dr. Jadey O’Regan is a Lecturer in Contemporary Music Practice at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney). She is the co-author of "Hooks in Popular Music" (2022) with Dr. Tim Byron (University of Wollongong), which combines pop musicology and music psychology to understand pop music in an interdisciplinary way.
She teaches songwriting, production, performance, music analysis and music history, and her research interests include the musical analysis of pop music, genres, songwriting, and creativity. She is an experienced music communicator who has been featured on Channel 7’s ‘The Morning Show’, ABC’s ‘The Music Show’, triplej, ABC News and at music conference BIGSOUND. She is also a performing musician and songwriter. Jadey is the current secretary for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music - Australia/New Zealand (IASPM-ANZ).