She was a North East-based freelance musician and writer. She read music at Cambridge and was a choral scholar. She has studied singing with Julie Kennard, Charles Brett, Elizabeth Brice, David Wilson-Johnson, Lynne Dawson, and Paul Nilon. She has sung the soprano solo in both Handel and Vivaldi’s Glorias and Mozart’s Requiem in the Bowes Museum for Barnard Castle Choral Society, and Rutter’s Magnificat and Psalmfest in Newcastle Cathedral for Northumbria University Choir. At the time when she conducted TCS she also ran a busy singing and music theory private teaching practice, as well as teaching singing for Newcastle Cathedral and St Chad’s College, Durham.
As musical director of Tynemouth Choral Society, she conducted works including Beethoven’s Mass in C, Brahms’ German Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Vesperae de Confessore, Haydn’s Creation, Faure’s Requiem, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, Handel’s Acis and Galatea for Tynemouth, and her own edition of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen for St Chad’s. At the time she also directed the Caritas Ensemble – a Durham-based professional chamber group (active between 2012-2015), which was set up in order to raise funds and awareness for charitable causes. She has an MA in English literature and history, and was the Conservative Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the City of Durham in 2014.
She currently (autumn 2016) works as a Research fellow at Policy Exchange (a right wing think tank), & editor of Profile of Policy Exchange (PX) | Conservative Home. She also works as a freelance Columnist & is part of the Conservative Home editorial team.