Fiona studied violin and piano at the Royal College of Music. She has been awarded a PhD by the University of Roehampton for her research that found music could have a positive effect on pain, depression and anxiety in some older people. She actively organises fundraising concerts and events for older people. Fiona is Chair of the William Wilberforce Trust, a charity engaged in caring for ex-offenders. She has been a Trustee of The Amber Trust since 2013.