I am a Wellcome funded researcher in medical humanities, hosted by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I have over 18 years experience as a music therapist in a wide variety of settings, and I have a growing track record of doctoral supervision, research methods teaching and music therapy theory input. I present frequently in national and international contexts, on music therapy and aspects of medical humanities. My research interests focus on aesthetics of care, using innovative methods from musicology and drama to explore everyday life situations. This currently involves an investigation into the aesthetics of care.
I have a creative and innovative approach to providing music therapy within healthcare, education and social care, and I provide a wide range of music therapy and Arts in Health services, including music therapy, consultancy, expert reports, supervision and corporate masterclasses / workshops. In 2017 I was awarded an MBE for my services to music therapy and care.