Clem Burke Drumming Project

University of Gloucestershire

Dr Steve DraperSteve Draper is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire teaching Sport and Exercise Physiology. After competing internationally in his sport of volleyball Steve returned to education to study Sport and Exercise Sciences. After achieving a First Class degree he completed a PhD studying the energetics of middle distance running. Steve has worked supporting athletes in a variety of sports including athletics, cycling and boxing.

Steve began working with Clem Burke four years ago, designing and conducting physiology tests for drumming that would allow for the quantification of energy cost. Steve is also a keen musician and plays the guitar in his spare time. Email:

Chris PotterChris Potter is Director of Studies for the undergraduate sport programmes at the University of Gloucestershire. Before moving into academia Chris was a semi-professional drummer, playing with a number of bands with styles ranging from jazz to reggae. He has also played in a wide variety of music environments including performances with an Indian Tabla player, a dub poet, and various other performers. His research interests include age-related changes in maximal power and heart rate during cycling, interpretation and implementation of oxygen uptake kinetics studies in children with cerebral palsy, and most recently, the energy cost of rock drumming. Chris is pleased to be able to combine his drumming interests with that of physiology. Email:

Kate MoriKate Mori’s the Course Leader for the MA Sports Development, however Kate’s working life began in the theatre, where she worked backstage in the West End and toured internationally with the Royal National Theatre. After several years ‘on the road’ she decided to pursue a career change, and progressed into the field of community sport and physical activity development. Before moving to Gloucestershire she was the Physical Activity Development Manager for St Georges and Pathfinder NHS Trust in south west London, and also the Research Manager for Sport England. Email:

Kate will manage and coordinate the community outreach and development side of the Clem Burke Drumming Project, and is passionate about ensuring that the benefits of this project are seen ‘beyond the lab’.

Jo WilsonJoe Wilson is a composer and producer who started his career with the band Sneaker Pimps, selling over 2 million records worldwide. He has subsequently worked as a producer and remixer with artists as diverse as Placebo, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Marylin Manson, Natalie Imbruglia, The Libertines and Ian McCulloch. His music has been used in feature films such as 'A life less Ordinary', 'The Saint' and 'Spawn', as well as for adverts and various websites, including the start up ident for MusicMatch. He is also a practising artist with commissions from the CCA in Glasgow, the ICA in London, the BBC and Channel Four. More recently he has produced an album for the band Client for Mute records, producing the Top 20 single 'Pornography'. He is now the Course Leader of the Popular Music BA Hons degree at the University of Gloucestershire. Email: