Aparna Ramachandran is a PhD researcher at City, University of London, a trained Indian Classical singer, and a Speech and Language Therapist specialised in singers’ voices. She is conducting research into “Self-reported voice problems and coping strategies in Western Classical and Carnatic singers”. The study aims to understand the voice problems seen in Western Classical and Carnatic classical singers and factors affecting the singing voice. Aparna is also interested in understanding how classical singers cope with voice problems. The findings from this study will help understand wellbeing and develop interventions to support singers.

Aparna is recruiting both Western classical and Carnatic singers (singers in training, professional singers and singing teachers) for an online survey. The survey and participant information sheet are available here: https://tinyurl.com/VoPaCS.

This research has ethical approval from City, University of London.