Dr Zack Moir is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. Zack’s research interests are in popular music in higher education, music education for social justice, and composition/improvisation pedagogies. Zack is the lead editor of ‘The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education: Perspective and Practices’ (2019), an editor of ‘The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education’ (2017), and an Editor of ‘Action Based Approaches in Popular Music Education (2021). Forthcoming books include ‘Improvisation as Liberatory Praxis in Popular Music Education’ and ‘Popular Music Education for Critical Consciousness: An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto’. Zack is the Chair of the ISME Popular Music Education SIG and is on the Board of Directors of the Association for Popular Music Education. Zack is also an active composer/musician. Recent compositions include pieces for saxophone and tape, solo cello, and a reactive generative sound art installation for the Edinburgh International Science Festival.