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 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.
* through my previous role as a Consultant with BOP Consulting