Lisa Colton
Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield

How did you find your way into your current position?

Having spent five years as a postgraduate student at York, and a few months ahead of the submission of my PhD thesis, I was appointed as Lecturer in Music at the University of Huddersfield.

What are your strongest memories of your time at York?

The ability to situate my musical research and practice in a rich interdisciplinary framework of literature, art history, medieval studies and languages. As a medieval musicologist, working in a medieval city with so many beautiful old buildings was also inspiring.

How did York prepare you for your career?

I did some part-time teaching at York as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, which gave me a flavour of some of the skills I would need in Higher Education.

What advice would you have for current students?

Work hard, and take every opportunity you can to connect your music to other areas of research.

Lisa Colton