Dave Hook is a Lecturer in Music at Edinburgh Napier University.
A rapper, poet, song-writer and music producer, he lectures in a range of subjects including lyric writing, recording studio theory and practice, mastering techniques and music production. His recently completed PhD by Published Works in Creative Practice is an autoethnographic study, focused on rap lyricism, identity and performance. His research is concerned with how the local, global and individual intersect to create something original, believable and authentic. It considers how Scottish cultural attributes create alternative strategies in expressing established hip-hop formats, contributing to new remixes and hybrids of cultural interpretation.