Singer and PhD Student
What’s your link to Townsville?
I spent four years in Townsville studying for a Bachelor of Music and honours year at James Cook University. Moving to Townsville from Brisbane was my first time away from home — I was 18.
Where are you now?
I’m back living in Brisbane after initially moving to Melbourne when I left Townsville. I’m currently near completion of a PhD at QUT so that’s my work at the moment — I was fortunate to get an APA scholarship. My PhD involved designing and implementing a yoga program for singers (yes I’m a yoga teacher too!). I’m also a singer, so I’ve done a lot of performing. I’ve been fortunate to tour in Japan and London singing jazz. I’ve also taught a lot of singing lessons.
What’s your next project?
I’d like to record a new jazz album and run some yoga retreats for singers and other creatives.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
Through my studies at James Cook University I gained a good sense of discipline and responsibility, which serves me well to this day.
Do you still come to Townsville to visit?
Yes I’ve been back since graduating and it was great to visit The Strand again.