RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

My research interests concern the perception, function and application of music, especially within various special populations (pregnancy, marginalised communities) and across different cultural and clinical contexts. I have conducted, presented and published research in music psychology, music perception, social psychology of music, music therapy, music and health and global health.

Oct 2021 - Present

RESEARCH FELLOW 

CENTRE FOR HEALTHCARE INNOVATION RESEARCH

CITY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

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Oct 2020 - Oct 2021

ESRC/SENSS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

GOLDSMITHS, UOL

Title: Community Health Intervention through Musical Engagement (CHIME) for perinatal mental health

June 2020- Present

RESEARCH FELLOW

GOLDSMITHS, UOL

Wellcome Public Engagement Fund (211379/Z/18/Z)

Title: Promoting awareness of perinatal depression in The Gambia

PI: Prof Vivette Glover

January 2018 - December 2019

RESEARCH FELLOW

GOLDSMITHS, UOL

AHRC-MRC Global Public Health Partnership Grant (MR/R024618/1)

Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Title: Developing a community singing-based intervention for perinatal mental health in The Gambia

PI: Prof Lauren Stewart


March 2016 – March 2018

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Charity, London, UK

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My teaching and supervision style are informed by my volunteer work with students with learning differences and other challenges. I aim to encourage students to be curious, offering a variety of resources (books, articles, podcasts and videos), to allow students to find connections and discover what interests them. I also create diverse content encouraging students to think beyond their own culture and realm of understanding.

October 2020 - present

AFFILIATED LECTURER 

CENTRE FOR MUSIC AND SCIENCE, MUSIC FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Course development, lecturing and supervision for Part II Music Psychology: From Theory to Practice

September 2016 – present

TEACHING ASSISTANT AND GUEST LECTURER

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT, GOLDSMITHS, UOL

Lab assistant, guest lecturer and supervisor in music and health for Music, Mind and Brain MSc course

March 2016 – March 2018

GUEST LECTURER AND SUPERVISOR 

NORDOFF ROBBINS MUSIC THERAPY CHARITY

Statistics guest lecture for music therapy PhD students and supervisor for music therapy maters dissertations

March 2016 – March 2018

TEACHER AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

AMERICORPS, ELEV8

Provided academic support and facilitated school day and afterschool programming for a cohort of 10 at-risk Grade 8 students