I am a Staff Tutor (Education) based in Scotland and am also currently completing my PhD. I have previously worked as a Music Teacher, Head of Music, Teacher Education lecturer (secondary, primary, music education, professional studies) and as a Research Assistant.
I have interests in music education, teacher education and STEAM education, while my Staff tutor job is centred around primary education.
I have had a range of publications including editing the third edition of Learning to teach music in a secondary school (https://www.routledge.com/Learning-to-Teach-Music-in-the-Secondary-School-A-companion-to-school/Cooke-Evans-Philpott-Spruce/p/book/9780415713092), and more recently chapters in Taylor and Bayley (2019) Posthumanism and Higher Education: Reimagining Pedagogy, Practice and Research (Palgrave Macmillan) and a chapter in the forthcoming Colucci-Gray and Burnard (2019) Why Science and Arts creativities matter: STEAM (re-)configurings for future-making education (Sense publications).
I am based in rural Aberdeenshire, working from the Edinburgh office.
PhD title: 'Challenging Epistemology and redefining pedagogy: Music Student Teachers' experiences of 'living' pedagogy as a form of improvisation'
I have broad research interests around and between the following areas:
In Higher Education I have taught on a broad range of courses including:
In addition I have udertaken school visits to moderate student teachers achievements for four different institutions, across England, Wales and Scotland and in Primary and Secondary.
My approach to teaching is one of 'making together', providing opportunities and materials to push us to explore ideas from different perspectives, and moving beyond accepted or presented narratives.