Caroline is a performer and music psychologist with research interests in music performance and education. She is a lecturer in music at the University of Hull, and also lectures in music and therapeutic arts at the University of Derby. Her current research, in collaboration with Dr Andrew King, examines the perceived impact of various music projects connected to Hull's City of Culture year on different local communities. Caroline recently co-edited a volume on Music and Empathy research for Routledge with Dr Elaine King. She also works as a professional clarinettist and SEND music practitioner.