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Professor Graham Welch PhD is Established Chair of Music Education at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (formerly University of London) since 2001. He is a Past President of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) (2008-2014) and elected Chair of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE). He holds Visiting Professorships at universities in the UK and overseas, and is a former member of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Review College for Music (2007-2015). Publications number approximately four hundred. These include lead editorship of a large Routledge music book series, an updated Oxford Handbook of Music Education (2018, five volumes, with Gary MacPherson), the Oxford Handbook of Singing (2019, with David Howard and John Nix), a new OUP Handbook on early years and music to be published in 2023 (with Margaret Barrett), and four books for Routledge with colleagues, including three in 2020 and 2021. Key research themes embrace musical development, music education, teacher education, the psychology of music, singing and voice science, and music in special education and disability.