Personal profile


Clare Duffin is a lecturer and joint programme leader of the BA (Hons) Commercial Music degree at the University of the West of Scotland. Her weekly practices span over a wide range of music education and entrepreneurial operations, including roles within community music practice; social media consultation for artists; as a drummer; and as an artist manager.

Clare is currently undertaking a PhD which focuses on the concept of 'mothering and music making' in Scotland and is an member of the SWIM (Scottish Women Inventing Music) advocavy and activism group.



Current research activities

Current research is based on the working lives of female indpendent music artists, songwriters and composers in Scotland, with a special focus on 'mothering and music making'. Chapter forthcoming in the Cambridge Companion to Women in Music since 1900s.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Digital worlds, women in music and independent music artists in Scotland. 

Target collaborative companies

PPL (Public Phonographic Limited) UK, PRS, Help Musicians UK.

External positions

Board Member, Glasgow Girls Club

1 Feb 2016 → …

Artist and Artist Manager, Clare Duffin

2 Feb 2014 → …

Freelance Social Media Consultancy , Pogostick Media

1 May 2013 → …

Community Music Practitioner / Tutor, Tolbooth, Stirling Council

15 Mar 2010 → …


  • M Music
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community Music
  • Online Worlds
  • Independent Artists
  • Digital Music
  • Professional Practice
  • Online Music
  • online research methodology
  • mothering and music making


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