I am a researcher, evaluator, and consultant for the arts and cultural sector, working both freelance and as an associate for the music education consultancy Sound Connections. I also work on the Cultural Impact Development Fund at Nesta, where I support socially driven arts and culture organisations to develop their capacity for monitoring and evaluating their impact. Outside of work, I am 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 empowers people with learning disabilities through inclusive dance programmes across Bromley, South East London, and Kent. I was recognised for this work with the 2019 Leslie Marks Trustee Award from Community Links Bromley.
Previously, I was a Research Fellow on the Boosting Resilience programme in the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at Cass Business School and 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 Help Musicians UK, National Foundation for Youth Music, London Chamber Orchestra, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canadian Music Centre, and Royal Conservatory of Music.
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. 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, and I have published and presented internationally in the UK, US, Canada, and Germany. I have also written for industry publications such as ArtsProfessional.