Awards & Honours



AHRC Being Human Festival (2015) Keeping it Real? A Critical Race and Music Performance

MMU Teaching Awards (2014) Nomination for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching

Arts Council England (2013) Only You 2.0. Axis Arts Centre Composer in Residence

MMU Annual Staff Award: Rising Star Nominee (2013)

NCCPE Manchester Beacon Recognition Award (2011)


FRSA – Fellow of RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)

FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

LGSM – Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

ALCM – Associate of the London College of Music, University of West London

Editorial Advisory Board Membership

Cambridge Scholars Publishing – Cultural Sociology

Expert Reviewer:

International Journal for Community Music (IJCM)
FQS: Qualitative Social Research
Music Education Research Journal (MERJ)
Journal of Mixed Methods Research
Education Action Research
Community, Work and Family and Qualitative Research
Journal of Cultural Sociology
Social Behaviour and Personality An International Journal
Palgrave Macmillan

Directorships and Trusteeships

Director – MEaP (Making Education a Priority)

Trustee – NRCSE (National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education)

Committee Board Member – UN IDPAD Coalition UK (United Nations International Decade of Peoples of African Descent Coalition UK)

Committee Board Member – UN IDPAD International Civil Society Alliance

Steering Group Member – Department for Education (DfE) Safeguarding Code of Practice for Out-of-School Settings

Steering Group Member – Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) Memorandum of Understanding with Faith Groups