Catherine Tackley

Colour head and shoulder image of Catherine TackleyCatherine Tackley is Head of the Department of Music at the University of Liverpool. She completed a PhD on early jazz in Britain at City University London and began her academic career at Leeds College of Music, latterly as head of the Centre for Jazz Studies UK.

Catherine joined The Open University as Lecturer in Music in 2008, was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2011 and Professor in 2016.

A Trustee since 2019, Catherine was Head of the Music Department at the Open University from 2014–16, following several years as Director of Research for Music. Catherine supervises PhD students in the areas of jazz, popular and improvised musics, focussing on history and performance practice.

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