Claire is a singer, singing teacher and voice researcher. She currently lectures in singing on the Musical Theatre programmes at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and runs a private singing studio just outside Edinburgh.

She is an alumnus of Glasgow University, Edinburgh University, The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Claire is now completing her Professional Doctorate in Elite Performance, with a focus on muscle tension dysphonia in the Musical Theatre voice.

She has produced an illustrated book of vocal anatomy for singers which will be published shortly. Claire is delighted to be a part the Voice Study Centre team.

Publications: Methods of Measuring Laryngeal Muscle Tension in Patients with Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Scoping Review

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What lies beyond independent research? (Are Research-Practice Partnerships a useful next step?)

Claire Thomas
Monday 27th November 2023

Theory, defined by Wacker (1998) as being made up of 'conceptual definitions, domain limitations, relationship-building and predictions', is an important driver of practice (Brinegar et al., 2022). Without it, practice can become dull or dangerous (Wacker, 1998). As practitioners in our field, we are...