President, The Galpin Society
Advisory Board Member, International Committee of Museums and Collections of Instruments and Music (CIMCIM)
Chair of Organising Committee, Galpin Society Conference, Edinburgh, June 2022
Chair of Organising and Scientific Committees, joint Conference of Galpin Society and the American Musical Instrument Society, Edinburgh, June 2017
Chair of the Terence Pamplin Award committee (for the Worshipful Company of Musicians)
Invited member, Institut für Musikinstrumentenforschung "Georg Kinsky" e.V. (Leipzig)
Editorial Board member, Historic Brass Society Journal
List owner and Moderator, CIMCIM-L: E-mail Discussion List on Museums and Collections of Musical Instruments
completed his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh with research into acoustically based techniques for taxonomic classification of brass instruments.
He has worked in parallel as an information scientist and as Curator and Director of Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.
He is now a Professor Emeritus in the University of Edinburgh and Senior Research Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
His research is at the interface of musical acoustics and the history of brass instruments.
He lives in Edinburgh.
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