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Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, Australia. She is known worldwide for her research in community music and community engagement and has led many projects that explore the social impact of the arts. She has worked in partnership with a wide range of NGOs, arts and community organizations, and colleagues across Australia and internationally to design, drive and deliver innovative and highly complex projects. This work has led to new and interdisciplinary approaches to music research that intersect with health and wellbeing, corrections and criminology, Indigenous and cultural policy, social justice and regional arts development, and most recently human rights. She has worked on five nationally competitive grants, consultancies and prestigious fellowships (totalling over $1.2 million), as well as 140 research outputs in high-level national and international publications, international keynotes in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany and Ireland, learning and teaching resources and industry-focused frameworks for practice and advocacy tools. In 2014 was awarded the Australian University Teacher of the Year. In 2017 she was invited to be a founding member of the Belgium-based NGO Social Impact of Music Making (SIMM), and in 2018, she was awarded a highly competitive Art for Good Fellowship from the Singapore Foundation.