I am Creative Programme Manager at Help Musicians UK, where I develop and lead a range of opportunities that support the learning and professional development of musicians, including tailored funding schemes and development opportunities through partner organisations.
I am a Research Fellow on the executive learning programme Boosting Resilience: Survival Skills for the New Normal, delivered in partnership among Cass Business School, The Culture Capital Exchange, and Manchester Metropolitan University, with funding from Arts Council England.
I have also worked as a researcher and consultant for the arts and cultural sector in the UK and Canada, both freelance and as a Consultant for BOP Consulting, an international consultancy specialising in culture and the creative economy. I am currently taking on research and consulting projects on a case-by-case basis, although I am not actively seeking new work.
Past Research and Consulting Projects
I conducted a benchmarking exercise on approaches to measuring an arts organisation’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as part of building the impact measurement framework for the Canada Council for the Arts‘ new funding model.*
I worked on the interim evaluation of the European Commission’s Creative Europe funding programme for the culture and audiovisual sectors across the EU-28 and served as lead consultant on the film distribution strand, with BOP Consulting, ICF International, and Technopolis Group.**
I delivered a local cultural infrastructure assessment for the London Borough of Islington, with a focus on identifying cultural assets at risk.**
I developed a written guide to evaluating music education projects and worked as a grants assessor for the National Foundation for Youth Music.
I provided qualitative data analysis for the British Academy-funded book project Made to Worship: Performing Evangelical Congregations through Contemporary Worship Music (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
I collaborated with colleagues at Beijing Normal University, Toynbee Hall, and the University of Worcester on a British Academy-funded research project on cross-cultural Chinese-Western couple relationships.
I have also produced music engraving for publication in several musicology books on university presses.
* as a contractor for WolfBrown
** as a Consultant with BOP Consulting