Craig Robertson

Craig Robertson. BMus, PGCE, MMus (Distinction), PhD

Personal details






Exeter University

PhD Candidate (Sociology of Music)


Goldsmiths College (University College of London)

MMus (Contemporary Music Studies)


Middlesex University

PGCE (Secondary School Music and ICT)


Mount Allison University (NB, Canada)

BMus (Pipe Organ Performance and Composition)


Professional/research experience

December 6 2011 - June 6 2012:

University of York

I was the sole full-time research associate for a research project that investigated the role of the arts in some of the Arab Spring nations (Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Morocco) funded by the British Council. I conducted the initial literature review on art and social change, organised with the British Council dozens of interviews in the host countries, conducted qualitative research in the field, analysed the data using grounded theory as well as conflict theory, art history and social media analysis. Finally, a report was co-authored with the three other researchers and presented to the British Council. The British Council then reworked the report for their own purposes and published the results here:

October 14 2008:

Exeter University (Exeter)

Tutor for Introduction to Social Analysis.

September 2005 - August 2008:

Lister Community School (Plaistow, London)

Secondary school music teacher.

April 2005 - July 2005:

Swanlea School (Whitechapel, London)

Supply secondary school music teacher.

July 2003 - April 2005:

Billericay School (Billericay)

Secondary school music and ICT teacher.


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


General Teaching Council


National Union of Teachers