I am a UK based clarinettist, workshop leader, trainer and researcher working in health, well being and disability settings. I work across the UK for a range of music organisations in the sector delivering training, creative project work and evaluation. I'm based in Manchester where I work as Music for Health Specialist for LIME Arts/Music for Health, and deliver training on a Music for Health module for students at The Royal Northern College of Music. I am a keen collaborator, and have worked closely with guitarist and composer Mark Fisher for many years; our hospital project, Songbirds, has been highlighted by the Council for Disabled Children and National Children's Bureau as a model of good practice in listening to the individual child (2016). My professional practice is the basis of my PhD study at SOAS.
- Musician practice in Hospital settings
- Musician learning and practice development in health and disability contexts;
- Health and Wellbeing
- Music and Healing
- Medical Ethnomusicology