Introducing Distant Voices: Coming Home

I am currently co-investigator on a 3-year collaborative action research project, jointly funded by the ESRC and the AHRC called Distant Voices: Coming Home. I am joined in leading this by Principal Investigator Professor Fergus McNeill from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at Glasgow University, and Co-Investigators Alison Urie from our host… Continue reading Introducing Distant Voices: Coming Home

General Issues around Pop Practice As Research

Pop As Research and the REF

This month I have been having an interesting discussion with colleagues at the University of the West of Scotland about submitting popular music to the REF. (For those readers who don't work in a university environment, the Research Excellence Framework [REF] is the system that rates the quality of research carried out in HE institutions… Continue reading Pop As Research and the REF