Alice wears a number of overlapping and interrelated hats.

Alice's academic research focuses on the history of collecting, particularly of music and musical instruments. Most of her work takes place in museum collections, and she has a growing publications record.

Alice also loves working with people and thrives on organising events and projects ranging from exhibitions to music festivals that engage with communities and get people involved in different ways.

In addition to academic writing, Alice writes fiction, and has had several short stories published. She co-ordinates a writers' network, and runs a creative writing group, organising workshops, competitions and events.