Dr Katherine Campbell
Dr Katherine Campbell

Dr Katherine Campbell

Honorary Research Fellow



Katherine Campbell is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen.  A former Senior Lecturer at Celtic and Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh, she now works freelance, and has been focussing on the songs of Robert Burns for the past few years, culminating in the book, co-authored with Dr Emily Lyle, Robert Burns and the Discovery and Re-Creation of Scottish Song (Glasgow: Musica Scotica, 2020) and the solo CD, Robert Burns: Tune Unknown (2019).

Katherine studied cello and piano at the RSAMD Glasgow, graduating BA Hons (Musical Studies), before undertaking a PhD in Ethnomusicology at the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh (awarded 1999). She also holds a PGCE in Music from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Organic Farming from the Scottish Agricultural College. 

Originally from Fochabers in Morayshire, Katherine is a keen traditional singer. She was fortunate to work with Dr Emily Lyle at the University of Edinburgh as a joint editor on volume 8 of The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, and then to continue her research, while based as a Research Fellow at the Elphinstone Institute, on a one-volume edition, Songs from North-East Scotland: A Selection for Performers from “The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection” (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2009).

Katherine is currently working on the life and songs of Alexander Robb (1863-1940), a major contributor to the Greig-Duncan collection and the author of the manuscript, “Memories o’ Mormondside”.