Don Lebler was a Professor at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. He served as Deputy Director, Learning and Teaching 2008–2013 and as Acting Director 2012–2013 after convening the Bachelor of Popular Music Program 2002–2008. His background is as a drum kit player and rhythmic percussionist and as a studio musician and programmer on television, film, advertising and recording projects for commercial release. Recent research has focused on the ways popular musicians learn and the impact of structured reflective practice on this learning, including self- and peer assessment, learning through recording, the relationship between know-how and knowledge and informal learning in formal learning environments. He has written book chapters and journal articles and given keynotes, lectures, papers and presentations on this work internationally. Recent research focused on assessment practices and policy, particularly regarding assessment of learning outcomes in music in higher education.