Catherine Birch is a Senior Lecturer in Community Music at York St John University, UK. As a regular practitioner for the York St John Prison Partnership Project, she facilitates weekly singing and song-writing sessions. Catherine works primarily as a vocal leader and has worked with all ages across the education sector as well as in community settings. Catherine is currently a PhD researcher through the International Centre for Community Music, supervised by Professor Lee Higgins, exploring how working in a trauma-informed way, particularly using the voice in singing and song writing, can be impactful as a tool in trauma recovery.
York St. John University, UK