Bob Burke is a senior lecturer on the popular music scheme, course leader for BA (Hons) Popular Music Production and performance top-up courses and international co-ordinator for the School of Media Arts and Technology as well as unit leader for the final year major projects. He has also overseen the development of the songwriting provision across the music scheme and sat on both sides of course validation panels at SSU as well as external examining at a wide range of HE institutions.
In his role as international co-ordinator, Bob has organised several 'creative entrepreneurship' projects, supported incoming Erasmus exchange students across the School of Media Arts and Technology and worked on developing stronger institutional links around the world.
Bob is engaged in ongoing professional practice including a number of live and studio music projects (see below). He also has a well-established relationship with the Coda Music Trust, project leading creative music-making projects (often with Solent students) and running the Community Singing Group. He has a Master of Research award (MRes) in musicology and his general research interests include performance practice, creativity in music-making, rethinking music theory, examining appeal and value in popular music, construction of identity through sound, origins and development of stylistic practices, musical fusions, world music and air guitar.