Convenor of the Sistema SIG
Andrea Creech is Reader in Education at UCL Institute of Education and has led in continuing professional development for Conservatoire teachers at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Following an international career in performance and instrumental teaching, Andrea was awarded a PhD in Psychology in Education. Since then she has led extensive funded research concerned with musical learning and participation across the lifespan, including the Music for Life Project, funded by the UK Research Councils and winner of the Royal Society for Public Health’s award for research in Arts and Health, 2014. Andrea has presented and published widely on topics concerned with musical development and lifelong learning in the arts. She is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Graduate Member of the British Psychological Association. Andrea is co-author of Active Ageing with Music and co-editor of Music Education in the 21st Century in the UK.