Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC) and Deputy Director (Research) at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. She has worked on a range of national and international projects in community music, arts-based service learning with Australian First Peoples, intercultural community arts, and arts-based health and wellbeing for refugee and asylum seekers and in 2014 was named Australian University Teacher of the Year. She has over 100 research outputs and in recent years has secured over half a million dollars in project grants. She is on the Board of the Music Council of Australia, and serves on a range of international editorial boards including the International Journal of Music Education – Practice and the International Journal of Community Music to mention a few. In 2013, she hosted ISME CMA’s inaugural Asia Pacific Community Music Network Seminar in Brisbane, Australia. As a community music facilitator she has conducted bands, orchestras, choirs, and jazz ensembles from Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan.