Originally from Toronto, Canada, I am now an arts researcher and consultant working in the arts and cultural sector, based in London, UK. Currently, I am Creative Programme Manager at Help Musicians UK and a Research Fellow on the Boosting Resilience project at Cass Business School. I am also a Trustee of Camden People’s Theatre, an ACE National Portfolio Organisation supporting young and emerging artists making inventive new theatre, and Magpie Dance, an award-winning charity that supports and empowers people with learning disabilities through inclusive dance programmes across Bromley, South East London, and Kent.
Previously, I was a Consultant at BOP Consulting, an international consultancy with a 20-year track record of working in culture and the creative economy. I also have extensive professional experience across the arts and cultural sectors in the UK and Canada, including at the National Foundation for Youth Music, London Chamber Orchestra, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canadian Music Centre, and Royal Conservatory of Music. I have served on selection panels for the HMUK, Serious, Sound Connections, and Youth Music. I have produced a diverse portfolio of participatory arts events in Toronto, as featured in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, BlogTO, Torontoist, NOW magazine, The Grid, Spacing magazine, and CBC Radio One’s Metro Morning.
I completed a PhD in Music at the University of Cambridge, with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada). I also hold an MA in Music Theory from McGill University and a BA in Music (Honours) from Columbia University. My research has been supported by over 20 grants and awards. I have published in a number of musicology journals and reference works, and presented at national and international conferences in the UK, US, Canada, and Germany.