Convenor of the Music Technology SIG
Professor Samuel Leong (PhD) is Deputy Director (Academic Programmes and Educational Innovation) of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. He has led a multifarious, interdisciplinary and international career over the past 30 years spanning education, performance, health, media, technology, business and administration. A contributor to over 100 publications, including the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Educational Psychology, Creative Arts in Education and Culture, Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning, Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education, and Changing Policy-making Process in Greater China, he has given invited presentations on five continents including the World Creativity Summit, World Learning Conference and World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit. He has served as Director of the UNESCO Observatory for Research in Local Cultures and Creativity in Education and Director of Research for the International Drama/Theatre Education Association, and is adjunct Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Steering Committee member of the International Network of Research in Arts Education, and editorial board member of nine refereed journals. He has been awarded competitive grants/commissions from UNESCO, the Australian Research Council, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK Arts Development Council, HK Home Affairs Bureau and HK Education Bureau. He is active as a researcher, being engaged in postgraduate research supervision and examination for over 20 years, and his recent research projects focus on Chinese creativity, evidence-based student learning, multi-sensory arts learning, and innovative digitally-enhanced pedagogy for the performing arts.