Simone is a Systematic Reviewer for Cardiff University in the area of health and social care. She is also an MPhil/PhD candidate at Cardiff Metropolitan University, researching musicians’ well-being. Her research interests include performance psychology, stress, and well-being, and she is particularly interested in developing strategies that will enhance musicians’ well-being. Simone previously taught violin, flute and fife for South Gloucestershire Music Hub and has taught for a number of schools in Wales and the South West. She is a keen orchestral and chamber musician.