Since taking on the role of Head of Higher Education & Research at Sage Gateshead in 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 philosophy of music where musical performance and participation are united through a shared concern with music's capacity to transform people and society. Since then, 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 on the margins of society.
Current projects, new ideas, projects in development
Journal articles, book chapters, reports and other publications I've authored
A series of Prezis to accompany lectures, speeches and presentations