Boosting Resilience: Survival Skills for the New Normal is an executive learning programme that is supporting arts and culture organisations to develop new approaches to resilience through capturing the value of their creative assets and intellectual property. I co-develop and co-deliver programme content, deliver research to inform programme design, and provide overall project management, including developing detailed project plans, managing internal communications, preparing written reports, and monitoring the project budget. This programme is supported by Arts Council England and delivered in partnership among Cass Business School, The Culture Capital Exchange, and Manchester Metropolitan University.
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.
The National Foundation for Youth Music is a national charity that supports life-changing music-making opportunities, with over 350 projects reaching 75,000 children and young people across England each year. I developed a written guide to evaluating music education projects for dissemination across the grants portfolio and the wider sector. I also worked as an assessor for its grants programme, reviewing funding applications for projects to support its vision of a musically inclusive England.
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.