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—2019

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