Since 2010, I've been an active academic researcher, with main interests in music education, participatory music, group singing, music philosophy and community music (CM). I achieved my doctorate (DProf) in 2016 for my work on 'music in three dimensions' which advanced a holistic philosophy of music where musical performance and participation are united through the ways in which different kinds of musical experience contribute to wellbeing.

On this website, you can find:

Current Research

Current projects, new ideas, projects in development, including Fellowship of Hill and Wind and Sunshine, Making Sense of Group Singing, and SINGS-VR...

Academic Publications

Journal articles, book chapters, reports and other publications I've authored or co-authored...

Presentations

A series of Prezis to accompany lectures, speeches and presentations..

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More recently, I've focused on developing a stronger understanding of group singing as a way of promoting the creativity, social capital, health and wellbeing of those who participate in it, especially those (re-)discovering their singing voices. The overall aim of my research is to demonstrate that musical entrainment (e.g. rhythm and harmony) and interpersonal neurobiological ‘resonance’ are sympathetically entangled, and that people experience this entanglement in ways which support wellbeing.