Head of School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth.

I am an active composer and researcher who is particualrly interested in the interaction between technology and musical composition.


I studied for an undergraduate degree at King's College London and the Royal Academy of Music before taking a Masters in Composition and Analysis at King's. After spending several years working in London as a freelance composer, musician and teacher I moved to Cardiff where I studied for a PhD in musical composition.

I then taught for the Open University and Cardiff University before moving to UWE Bristol where I ended up as Associate Head of Department for Creative Technologies within the CSCT (Computer Science and Creative Technologies). During my time at UWE Bristol I was also the programme leader for BSc Creative Music Technology and worked as Deputy Director of the Centre for Performing Arts where I conducted the UWE Bristol Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles.

My research consists of musical composition, musicology and working as the director of Arcomis (Arts Commissioning) ltd - a company that I founded in 2007 that promotes new music by enabling its commissioning, hosting an online collection of new music scores and staging international music festivals. Full information can be found at

I am particularly interested in the interaction between technology and creativity, specifically with regard to contemporary classical musical composition.

​I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a keen amateur cyclist.

My personal website can be found at​.

Research interests

Music Composition, Music Theory, twentieth-century music, Classical music business, Music commissioning​, Creative Technology

Media availability

Contemporary Classical Music, Commissioning New Music, Technology and Music Composition, Creative Technologies