My research concerns music analysis, especially of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century repertories (recently focusing on Haydn's instrumental music); twentieth-century British music and culture (especially Elgar); and, increasingly, cultural nationalism in music. My third monograph, on Viennese minor-key symphonies, was published in 2014. I am currently working on a cross-disciplinary, jointly-authored monograph on music and nationalism from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.
My books are published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Ashgate. Two of them have been separately reviewed in Journal of the American Musicological Society and one in the Times Literary Supplement. One was the sole subject of a review-article in Music & Letters. My work has also received reviews in the Musical Times (twice), Music & Letters (twice), Current Musicology, Early Music, German Studies Review, Modernism/Modernity, Twentieth-Century Music, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Music Research Forum and Elgar Society Journal.
I have given invited research presentations at the Institute for Historical Research, the Conference of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Jesus College Oxford, Durham University, Cardiff University, University College Dublin, Queen's University Belfast, the University of Huddersfield, the University of Surrey and Anglia Polytechnic University.
I support the research of the Music Department as its Research Lead and of the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music as Head of Postgraduate Studies (Research).