Sara Cohen is a Professor of Music and Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool. She has a background in the anthropology of music and a DPhil in Social Anthropology from Oxford University. Her research has focused on Britain, Europe and the US, with a particular emphasis on Liverpool and other cities. It has explored questions concerning music-making, the music industries and music policy; place, landscape and migration; cities and urban regeneration; heritage, memory and audiences. She is author of Rock Culture in Liverpool (1991, Oxford University Press) and Decline, Renewal and the City in Popular Music Culture (2007, Ashgate), a College Member and Panelist for the Arts and Humanities Research Council, an editorial board member for four international peer-reviewed journals, and co-editor of the Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music. Her current research focuses on ageing musicians.