Research and Professional Development Opportunities


I am currently a doctoral research student at the Institute of Education, University College London. My work is focused on exploring the role of imagery in vocal pedagogy and from September 2024 will be supported by a scholarship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). I hold an MSc in Learning and Teaching from Oxford University, where I researched the use of language for learning, and co-construction of knowledge with SEND students in mainstream settings. Originally a Theologian (BA hons, Cambridge), I have particular interest in how thinking from philosophy of mind can be applied to voice pedagogy and have an MA in Voice pedagogy. I am a founding member of the International Transformational Methodologies Research group, which networks, presents and publishes materials to promote the adoption of intersectional approaches to breaking traditional boundaries in research and practice.

I am an editorial board member for the Cambridge Educational Research e-Journal, and the Voice and Speech review. I have presented my work at conferences both in the UK and Internationally, including The International Congress of Voice Teachers, The International Symposium on Teaching Singing, The European Association of Music in Schools, The International Performance Science Symposium, The Performing Arts Medicine Association, and The Association of Teachers of Singing. My work has been published in peer reviewed journals and industry publications. For more detailed information about my publications and academic activities please visit my researcher profile page at

Teacher Training and CPD

I have been involved in teacher training for over a decade and have worked as a professional tutor with Universities across the South West of England, including Bristol University, University of the West of England, Bath Spa University and The Open University. The main focus of this work was on providing 1:1 personalised coaching and supervision for those on postgraduate teaching and pedagogy courses. I continue to work in this role as a professional mentor on the ESTA/University of Chichester PGCert in Vocal Teaching, a visiting lecturer at the Voice Study Centre, and a tutor and examiner for the Vocal Health Education Certificate of Inclusive Teaching. 

In addition to University-based teaching, I offer professional development courses for singing teachers and teachers working in music education roles in schools, colleges, and music hubs. My work as an education consultant enables me to deliver a range of practical and pedagogical training opportunities, from bespoke CPD short courses, to complete modules and programmes of study. Most recently I have developed resources and courses for singing teachers that have been undertaken by a diverse international cohort of students. Current clients include Bristol Beacon, and Vocal Health Education –

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