My research interests are interdisciplinary, traversing music and education from the perspectives of sociology, cultural and social psychology, identity, social justice and equality, and embodiment / phenomenology in music performance. My work includes intersecting foci on creativities, entrepreneurship, (auto)ethnography, and practice as research. Recent and forthcoming publications include articles on symbolic violence and neoliberalism in higher music education, and books including currently in press: Punk Pedagogies in Practice, The Music Learning Profiles Project, Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, and The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure.  I am principal editor of the Journal of Popular Music Education with Bryan Powell. I have taught and designed a broad range of courses at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels in the UK and the USA.
PhD, University of London
MMus Popular Music Performance, University of East London
MA Music Education, University of London
BA Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Popular music education, Sociology of music education, sociology of music, drum kit studies.
Personal Interests
Drumming, running, cycling, travel, driving, being a dad, writing limericks.