Nationality: British (born 20 May 1959)

Qualifications:

Ph D The University of Sheffield 1985
B.Mus Hons Class I The University of Sheffield 1980
(Prizes: Arts Faculty Prize; Recital Prize; Petrie Watson Exhibition)
LRAM Piano Teaching 1978
ARCM Hons Piano Performing 1981
Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy 2014

My background is in the UK Higher Education Music sector, in which I have worked since 1984 in both university and conservatoire contexts.

I have been employed in a variety of academic and management roles, and have an internationally regarded publication profile. I also occupy some public service roles for national musical bodies (eg as Vice-President of the Royal Musical Association 2010-14; and as a former Director of Institute of Musical Research, 2009-11). Alongside my academic career I pursue an active career as a fortepianist and harpsichordist (details below).