PhD students

I welcome email enquiries from potential PhD students in any of my areas of research.

My PhD students are undertaking advanced research that interacts with my interests in a variety of ways. As well as meeting me for individual supervisions, they present their work regularly for discussion and critique in termly seminars that involve all my PhD students. Although their specific research focuses take them in a range of methodological and theoretical directions, there are particularly strong interactions in Continental philosophy, Schenkerian analysis, opera, theories of modernism, and music and musical thought in twentieth-century Britain. More information on their research, and their contact details, can be found on their linked department webpages.

Current PhD students

As supervisor

Jessica Collins

Opera and myth in twentieth-century British music
Annika Forkert

The philosophy of musical modernism in Britain and Europe
Michael Graham

Shakespeare and twentieth-century British opera
John Ling

Ethics and aesthetics in musical debates in England, 1888–1907
Nathan Mercieca

The philosophy and ethics of writing about music
Sarah Moynihan

Analytical conceptions of modernism in late Sibelius
Christopher Tarrant
(Teaching Fellow, Newcastle University)
Analytical, hermeneutic, and philosophical study of Schubert’s chamber music for strings

Former PhD students

As advisor

Jane Angell
Corissa Gould
Emer Hopkins
Jonathan Lewis
James Olsen
Jeffrey Warren