I am currently Head of Pedagogy and a Lecturer in Music at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, having previously worked as a Research Fellow in Birmingham City University's Music Education Research Team, and at the University of Nottingham. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an internationally recognised scholar in musicology and music education, having been an invited speaker at Heidelberg University, All Souls College (Oxford), and the Royal College of Music. In addition to academic publications, I have been a panellist on an edition of BBC Radio 3’s 'Music Matters' dedicated to music education, and provided comment for national newspapers, as well as being the recent recipient of a Bodleian Library Visiting Fellowship. I am a pianist and conductor who has also taught music in a range of settings. I am passionate about high quality music education for all and enjoy supporting the next generation of music educators. I have a particular interest in the relationships between Music Education Hubs and schools, especially regarding the ways in which inclusive musical practices are enacted. I currently analyse the national Music Education Hub data return, and enjoy finding out about the different ways music is changing the lives of people all over the country. I am delighted to be a part of this team to explore ways we can get accessible instruments to the places where they are needed. There is already some great work in this field and I'm keen to help us take the next steps in reaching those who will benefit from it to realise their musical ambitions.