I studied at York and taught at Leeds University and in the USA before coming to Oxford as the first Fellow in Music at St Catz in 1996. Publications include the books Mahler Symphony no.3 (1991), The Life of Mahler (1997) and Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores (2011). In 2010 I was Visiting Bloch Professor of Music at the University of Berkeley, California; the six lectures I gave there were published by University of California Press in 2014 as Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds.