Ms Ursula Crickmay
Graduate Research Assistant
Ursula teaches on the Creative Arts in Education MA programme, where she is the music specialist tutor. She is currently undertaking a PhD in which her research focus is on professional musicians and their creative music workshop practices, using a framework of posthuman theory. She also works as a Graduate Research Assistant on other projects in GSE including working on the Sci-Arts Creative Teaching Resource and the research programme Dance, Health and Wellbeing: Debating and Moving Forward Methodologies.
Her background is in the development and management of creative learning programmes with artists, organisations and venues. She developed the Learning programme at Wigmore Hall over a 12 year period, and in recent years redeveloped the South West branch of Live Music Now, working with communities across the South West of England. She continues to undertake other consultancy work which has included developing a Creative Learning strategy for Wiltshire Music Centre, projects for the Arts at Dartington, consultancy for Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra, mentoring for South West Music School and external assessment for the Royal Academy of Music.
She is a member of the Creativity and Emergent Educational-Futures network and coordinates a Music Network Group which brings together staff and students from different disciplines with an interest in music in their research - please get in touch if you would be interested in joining.