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President Elect of ISME Commissioner for the ISME Research Commission
Susan O'Neill is Professor in Arts and Music Education and Associate Dean, Academic and Research in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She has been working in the area of musical development and learning for over 20 years with an emphasis on fostering young people's musical engagement in ways that explore and contribute to creative learning opportunities, motivation, positive youth development, well-being, musical identities, intergenerational relationships, digital media and multimodal creative collaborations, and cultural understandings. She is Director of Research for Youth, Music and Education (RYMEyouth.com), MODAL Research Group (Multimodal/Music Opportunities and Diversity in Artistic Learning), and the Music Matters Learning Projects. She has been awarded visiting fellowships at Trinity College Dublin (2015), University of Melbourne, Australia (2012), and the University of Michigan, USA (2001-03). She is Senior Editor of the Canadian Music Educators' Association (CMEA) Biennial Book Series, Research to Practice. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, Music Performance Research, and Psychology of Music among others. She has published widely in the fields of music psychology and music education, including contributions to 15 edited books published by Oxford University Press.