The Research, Scholarly & Professional Practice Committee (RSPP) is accountable for supporting and promoting research, scholarly and professional activities undertaken at, or in connection with, ICMP.
The Committee is responsible for the design and implementation of the Research, Scholarly and Professional Practice (RSPP) Strategy, overseeing the systematic integration of research and advanced scholarship into teaching; ensuring research and professional practice is linked to institutional strategy; engaging with current debates about research and professional practice; ensuring an effective contribution of research to teaching; overseeing the leadership and management of research-related events and conferences, and advancing the cause of research-related qualifications amongst the academic team.
The Research, Scholarly and Professional Practice Committee is also responsible for scrutinising and championing research funding applications and monitoring the impact of funded research upon the staff and student experience at ICMP. Through its sub-committees, the Research, Scholarly & Professional Practice Committee is responsible for maintaining high standards of ethical conduct in ICMP’s research practices and, considering student and staff research proposals in keeping with our Awarding Bodies’ Ethics Policies, and endorsing Professorship appointments proposed to the Academic Board.
Dan is an academic leader, popular musicologist, instrumentalist, songwriter, and currently undertaking doctoral studies at the University of York St John under the supervision of Dr Mark Marrington. He is conducting sociocultural research to explore the history of the UK singles chart and its influence on popular taste. His research interests are predominantly focused on the commercial music industries and practices.
As Teaching Fellow in Vocals Studies at ICMP, Lucinda facilitates and leads the institutional approach to teaching, learning and research for Vocals. Outside of this role, Lucinda runs a highly regarded vocal coaching practice working with performers from West End Shows (Lion King, Mama Mia, Dirty Dancing and Aladdin), as well as contemporary artists such as Grammy award winner Lalah Hathaway to Skin (Skunk Anansie) to Kelli-Leigh, Newton Faulkner and JP Cooper. Alongside vocal coaching, Lucinda is one of the UK's leading voice maintenance and sustainability specialists. She is also one of the UK's first practitioners of 'MDH Breathing Coordination, a pioneering respiration technique for sustainable and safe voice use.