Biography

I am a Lecturer in Historical Musicology at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and I have a particular interest in singers and singing, historical education and eighteenth-century studies. My forthcoming book Venanzio Rauzzini and the Birth of a New Style in English Singing: Scandalous Lessons is due to be published by Routledge. I am also the Research Associate for the AHRC-funded project ‘The Edited Collection of Allan Ramsay’, I am on the board of the British Society of Eighteenth-century Studies and is the Music Editor for BSECS Criticks.

I am currently Principal Investigator for the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded project, Scotland’s Singing for Health Network. Past projects include establishing the Royal Society of Edinburgh-funded network, the Eighteenth-century Arts Education Research Network and working as Research Assistant for the Romantic National Song Network, also funded by Royal Society of Edinburgh. I have been a visiting researcher at the University of Sydney and at Chawton House.