I am a PhD researcher with an interest in Music Education. Prior to taking up PhD research she worked as a secondary school classroom music teacher in Cambridgeshire. During this time I oversaw the secondary music PGCE programme at the University of Cambridge. I continue to teach music alongside my research, running a choir and junior concert band based in Selby. I enjoy singing and regularly perform with The Leeds Guild of Singers and the Exon Singers.
My PhD research is focused on the Opera North In Harmony programme. The aim of the research is to develop innovative tools to establish the impact of music tuition. These tools target the potential impact of music tuition in four areas: mood and emtion; social; identity and self; and cognitive and physcial. These tools intentionally target areas that are hard to measure and evaluate. The research seeks to both better understand In Harmony, Opera North and develop tools that can be used to evaluate music and arts education more widely.
- MEd, University of Cambridge
- PGCE, Secondary Music, University of Cambridge
- 1st Class BA Hons, Newcastle University