Originally a musician, I received my BA in Music from the University of Durham. I followed this with an MA and a PhD in the Psychology of Music from the University of Sheffield, focusing on the perception of musical metre. After a post-doc year in Ohio, I returned to the UK and student life by taking an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems and following this with a DPhil in Computational Neuroscience, both at the University of Sussex. Having finally satiated the student in me, I was a Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth investigating the Neuroscience of Music, and then a Research Associate at the University of Manchester where I got involved in cognitive sleep research. I joined the University of Lincoln in July 2011.
I am module coordinator for the core module Research Skills 2 (Level 2) and the elective module Sleep, Emotion & Cognition (Level 3). I also teach on Sleep, Dreams & Circadian Rhythms (Level 2) , Basic Research Methods (MSc) and Advanced Research Methods (MSc), as well as contributing to the tutorial programme (Level 1) and supervising final-year dissertations (Level 3).
Cognitive Neuroscience of Sleep, Cognitive Neuroscience of Music, Computational Neuroscience, Quantitative Methods
DPhil in Computational Neuroscience
— University of Sussex, 2010
MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems
— University of Sussex, 2003
PhD in Psychology of Music
— University of Sheffield, 2002
MA in Psychology of Music
— University of Sheffield, 1997