Dr Jane Oakland

Dr Jane Oakland has been a professional singer for over 30 years. Through her own experience of debilitating performance anxiety Jane became interested in the impact of stress on the careers of professional musicians. While still working professionally, Jane undertook an extended period of study which culminated in the award of a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research explored how professional musicians cope with the loss of identity following redundancy. Jane is a published author with ‘Classical Music Magazine’, ‘Musician’s Benevolent Fund’ and ‘Incorporated Society of Musicians’ and has presented papers at conferences world-wide. Jane is currently an active researcher in the field of musical career development and has a private practice to help artists cope with all aspects of career stress.