Professor Sheila Whiteley


Sheila Whiteley has an international reputation as a feminist musicologist, writer and researcher into issues of identify and subjectivity.

She was awarded the first Chair of Popular Music in the UK in 2000 for her work in gender, sexuality and culture and she continues to influence generations of academics, researchers and musicologists.

Life is lived forwards and understood backwards. The mystery of where all the jigsaw pieces fit together is still unfolding and for that I am, and will always be, more than happy”

Sheila Whiteley


2nd February 1941 - 6th June 2015