Nicola works with scientists and anatomists in London, Oxford and Wales to create the most efficient and successful vocal training programme. She co-authors and co-researches extensively with the neuro-anatomist Dr Alan Watson at University of Wales, Cardiff. A new book 'The Singer's Guide to the Larynx' is coming out in July 2019.
In her research she has focused on clarifying the language used to teach singing, resulting in a highly effective anatomy-based vocabulary for conveying vocal technique. She has worked for 9 years to develop Embodima TM using kinaesthetic motor imagery to train and maintain muscle coordination in the singing instrument. This is neuroscience actively applied to the trining of singers. She has presented this material at national and international voice conferences with uptake of the training in Europe, USA and Australia. A monthly research series 'KMI in training the muscles of singers' was released from September 2019 for publication in UK and USA.
More details about Embodima TM and teacher training at: https://www.embodima.co.uk
Her research has drawn in top professionals, voice professors and students of singing from three conservatoires and four universities as well as a wide range of subject volunteers and several famed soloists. Their contributions are furthering the understanding of vocal science and artistry and contributing to new developments in technical training and medical rehabilitation.