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Felicity A. Baker University of Melbourne, Australia

Felicity Baker is a Music Therapist, Associate Professor in Music Therapy and currently an Australia Research Council Future Fellow (2010-2015) based at The University of Melbourne. she is currently Associate Editor the Journal of Music Therapy and immediate past President of The Australian Music Therapy Association Inc, the peak body of the discipline in Australia.  Felicity has established herself as an international leader in music therapy and is regularly invited to teach in institutions through Asia, UK/Northern Europe and the USA. Felicity is recognised for her research expertise in therapeutic songwriting and in neurorehabilitation. Her text Song Writing Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students is a best seller (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) which has sold over 4,000 copies and has been translated into Korean and Italian. Felicity is a member of a Research Consortium involving music therapy researchers from 9 international universities from USA, UK, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Australia with international recognition of being at the forefront of music therapy research. Her innovative research has attracted significant media attention. She has achieved a strong publication record (4 books, 17 book chapters, and 70+ peer reviewed journal articles) and developed a recognized capacity for cross-disciplinary research.