Academic CV

My research interests include:

  • Masculinities in opera and operetta
  • Vienna in the mid-nineteenth century
  • Gender and musical performance
  • Rhetoric and the seventeenth-century verse anthem

PhD in Musicology 2016 – 

Victoria University of Wellington

  • Assessing the articulation of masculinity in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus
  • Reconsidering the performance history in Die Fledermaus from the perspective of evolving perceptions of gender in operetta
  • Devising a methodology of performance analysis appropriate for the specific characteristics of Viennese operetta

Certificate of Higher Education (History of Art)
pending 2011-2012
Birkbeck College, University of London

  • Foundation in Art History
  • A Social History of Madness in Europe
  • Mystery and Medieval Imagery
  • The Holocaust: Propaganda, Experience, Memory

MPhil in Music (Performance and Musicology)  2005-2007
University of Oxford

  • Thesis (30,000 words) ‘Peforming the Music of Pelham Humfrey’
  • Dissertation (10,000 words) ‘Contexts for the Symphony Anthem 1689-1702
  • Examined Recitals (30 minutes, 60 minutes)

BMus (Hons) in Performance 2004
Victoria University of Wellington

Certificate of Proficiency (Latin) 2003-2004
Victoria University of Wellington

 BMus in History and Literature of Music 2001-2003
Victoria University of Wellington