Recent Awards & Grants

2019 IDCF - Community-based data-driven decision making for sustainable management of marine resources in Indonesia. Co-I with PI Mika Peck, Co-I James Fairhead, Co-I Dr Ricardo Tapilatu (University of Papua)

2018 DEFRA - Darwin Initiative (scoping). REEFNET: A sustainable marine conservation network for Komodo National Park. Co-I with PI Mika Peck

2018 INTERACT-EU WILDSENS. Sensing Wild Spaces: Integrated Participatory Mapping for Understanding Community Relationships to Dynamic Mountain Landscapes. PI with Jonathan Carruthers-Jones and Roger Norum (University of Leeds)

2017 ERASMUS Grant Self-resonating Feedback Cello Development with Icelandic Academy of the Arts

2017 AHRC Network Humanising Algorithmic Listening. Sussex Humanities Lab. PI with Co-I Paul Stapleton SARC, Queen's University Belfast.

2017 AHRC Follow-on Council NETEM: Supporting Musical Ensembles with Synchronised Digital Scores. Sussex Humanities Lab/ Dept Music.  Co-I with PI Chris Kiefer and Ed Hughes

2016 Arts Council Of England ICLI: new instruments workshops and performance. Dept. Music with Thor Magnusson

2015 AHRC Digital Transformations small grant: "Networking technology and the experience of ensemble music-making" Dept. Music. Co-I with PI Ed Hughes and Chris Kiefer

2014 Leverhulme Grant: Soundscape as a Proxy for Habitat Assessment, with Mika Peck - Dept. Evolution, Behaviour & Environment, Life Sciences. with PI Mika Peck.

2013 Sussex Research Development Fund Rapid Acoustic Survey. Dept. Evolution, Behaviour & Environment, Life Sciences with PI Mika Peck. 

2012 PRSF Women Make Music Award (for female performance ensemble Collectress


Research group pages:

Ecoacoustic Fieldwork

Since 2014 I have collaborated on a range of ecoacoustic and ethnographic projects in tropical, temperate and arctic regions including:

  • Indonesia: Bali/ West Papua/ Sulawesi 
  • Ecuador: Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve, Amazonian Huaorani Reserves 
  • UK: Knepp Estate, Plashett Wood
  • Lapland: Abisko National Park 

Music Performance Collaborations

As a cellist I make and play forms of chamber music at the intersections of contemporary classical, free improvisation, jazz, pop, avant garde and folk. Since 2000 I have created, performed and recorded as one-quarter of all female arts collective, Collectress

Other long term collaborators include:

  • Feedback Cell with Chris Kiefer
  • Mary Hampton (Paul Hamlyn awardee) as a duo and in Cotillion
  • Seth Bennet as Duot and En Bas - a low frequency string quartet (supported by Sound and Music)
  • Lianne Hall (John Peel favourite) in Pico and Broken Heart Club

I have had the pleasure of collaborating with some of europe's most adventurous and generous musicians, including: 

Iancu Dumitrescu, Emmy the Great, John Edwards, Icarus, Julie Kjaer, Vagina Dentata Organ, Evan Parker, Jez Riley French, Mark Sanders, Mandhira de Saram. 


See selection at Discogs