Grace is currently Campaign Director for Music for Dementia, a UK-wide campaign calling for music to be an integral part of care for everyone living with dementia.
Grace has a life-long career in music, having initially trained as a professional bassoonist at The Guildhall. For the last decade she has worked as a qualified music therapist in a variety of health, social care and educational settings with children and adults across the lifespan, including a large London NHS Trust. Her clinical experience includes autism and communication impairments, child development, mental health and learning disabilities.
Her early campaign experience was developed at the Music Manifesto, and Sing Up, the national programme to reinstate singing in primary schools. A passionate voice for the power and value of music, Grace later worked for the British Association for Music Therapy, advocating for the inclusion of music and music therapy across health, social care and educational systems.
Grace is a regular face on BBC Breakfast and Sky News and is often speaking on behalf of Music for Dementia on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 3 and Talk Radio.
She can comment upon these issues:
- Music therapy
- Music, health and wellbeing
- Music and dementia
- Music in health settings
- Music in care settings
- Music and elders
- Music and society
- Children, autism, music
- Learning disabilities