Professor Stephen Broad is an islander in exile, researcher, teacher, community conductor and occasional broadcaster. He studied at the University of Glasgow, where he won prizes in music and physics and undertook a DPhil in Historical Musicology at Worcester College, Oxford. He is Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Stephen’s research interests span a number of fields, centred around three broad themes: the philosophy of practice (processes of practice and artistic research); historical musicology (especially Olivier Messiaen); and music education. He has undertaken a range of applied research to support policy development in the arts and education, and supervises a number of doctoral students pursuing research and artistic doctorates.