Solo Exhibitions

2017: Bling! Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
2017: ‘This Girl Can’ Morris Dance, Cecil Sharp House, London.
2014: Making Traditions [Pop-up], People’s History Museum, Manchester.

Group Exhibitions

2019: NSFW, Cupola, Sheffield.
2019: Connection, Left Bank Leeds.
2019: All Work and All Play, Air Gallery, Manchester.
2019: Dancing England [Pop-up], Nottingham Playhouse.
2018: 2021 Open, 2021 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe.
2018: Crowd Show, NNContemporary, Northampton.
2018: Next Wave, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham.
2017: Creating the Countryside, Compton Verney, Warwickshire.
2017: The London Group Open, Cello Factory, London.
2017: Blowing a Gail, The Old Town House, Warrington.
2017: Reclaim Photography Festival, The Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton.
2016: LEAVE//REMAIN, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
2015: KULES Public View, Olympus Engineering / Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.


2018/19: Jersey Heritage, Jersey.
2017: Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
2015: KULES @ Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent.

Funding and Awards

2018: Malcolm Taylor Grant, English Folk Dance and Song Society
2018: AFS International Bursary
2018: Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Award
2017: Arts Enterprise Grant, ‘This Girl Can Morris Dance’ 
2015: British Council Travel Grant
2015: National Centre for Research Methods Bursary
2014: Economic and Social Research Council Bursary
2013: PRS for Music Foundation Award
2009 – 2014: Vice Chancellor PhD scholarship


2014: Manchester School of Art, Practice-led PhD (Vice Chancellor Scholarship)
2009: SOAS, University of London, MMus Ethnomusicology (Distinction)
2006: University of York, BA Hons History of Art (First)


2019: Research Fellow, University of Leeds
AHRC-funded project, 'Cultural Participation: Stories of Success, Histories of Failure', School of Performance and Cultural Industries

2019: Arts Research and Development Co-ordinator
Axisweb, Wakefield

2018/19: Lecturer (maternity cover), Nottingham Trent University
School of Art and Design

2017/18:  Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia
AHRC-funded Connected Communities project, 'Participatory Arts and DIY Cultures', Department of Art, Media and American Studies

2016/17: Research Associate, University of Sheffield
AHRC-funded project, 'Digital Folk', Department of Music 

2014/16: Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University
AHRC-funded project, 'Gut Feeling', Centre for Enterprise



21st Century Folk Art, Social Art Publications, London.

Chasing the Harestail, Jersey Heritage, Jersey.

Journal articles

‘“What a Troupe Family Does”: Family as Transmission Narrative in the British Carnival Troupe Dancing Community’, Dance Research Journal, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 35 - 58. (click for link)

‘Performing the “Artistic Turn”: Participatory Methods in Ethnomusicology Research’, Ethnomusicology (in preparation) 

‘Making Traditions: Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing and Material Practice’, Yearbook for Traditional Music, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 26 – 48  (click for link)

‘Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing and Contemporary Folk Dance Scholarship, Folklore, vol. 128, no. 1, pp. 157 – 174 (click for link)

Book chapters

‘“Enjoy it, Destroy it?”: Forty Years of Punk Rock Literature, in Oxford Handbook of Punk Rock, eds. George McKay and Gina Arnold, Oxford University Press (in press)

with Simon Keegan-Phipps, ‘Digital Folk: Tradition, Vernacular and Learning to be a Folk Musician with Social Media’, in Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning, eds. Stephanie Horsley, Janice Waldron, Kari K. Weblen, Oxford University Press (in press) 

‘Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing and the Politics of Participation’, The Histories of the Morris in Britain, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Press, pp. 295 – 312 


‘Folk Fashion’ by Amy Twigger Holroyd, Folklore, vol. 130, no. 1, p. 104.

‘The Anglo-Scottish Ballad and its Imaginary Contexts’ by David Atkinson. Ethnomusicology Review [online]

Industry-facing Reports

New Perspectives in the Participatory Arts, University of East Anglia / Arts and Humanities Research Council, Connected Communities

with Simon Keegan-Phipps and Jo Miller, Digital Folk: Digital technologies and practices among folk arts practitioners, University of Sheffield / English Folk Dance and Song Society

with Amanda Ravetz, Validation Beyond the Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University / Axisweb

Other Print and Online Media

‘“This Girl Can Morris Dance”, Living Tradition Magazine, no. 119, pp. 24 – 26

‘A Hidden Folk Dance: Introducing Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing’, English Dance and Song Magazine, pp. 28 – 29

‘Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing: A Contemporary Folk Dance?’, Folklore Thursday [online blog]

Conference Convenorship

Social Works?: Live, Manchester School of Art, 28 April

Discovering and Representing Street Carnival Marching Bands and Dance Troupes in the Museum, symposium convenor with Frances Thirlway, University of York, National Museum of Wales, Huis van Alijn Museum of Everyday Life, Ghent, 10 – 11 July

New Perspectives in the Participatory Arts, conference convenor with George McKay, University of East Anglia, 22 – 23 May

Carnivals, Pageants and Street Parades Research Network Study Day, symposium convenor with Frances Thirlway, University of York, 27 April

Parochial Punk, symposium convenor with George McKay, Norwich Arts Centre, 23 November

Folklore Society Early Careers Day, conference convenor with Ceri Houlbrook, Warburg Institute, London, 9 November

Digital Folk, conference convenor with Simon Keegan-Phipps, University of Sheffield, 19 April

Gut Feeling, symposium coordinator, The Design Council, London, 30 September