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Professor Felicity Baker

Head of Music Therapy and Director of International Research Partnerships

Professor Felicity Baker is the Head of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne and a researcher within the creative arts therapies research unit who has specific expertise in music therapy, neurorehabilitation, dementia, songwriting, and voice work. She is passionate in researching how and why the creative arts contribute to the building of self-concept and identity following crises with a focus on the role of flow and meaning of the arts as mechanisms of change. Felicity is a former ARC Future Fellow and has attracted more than $4 mil in funding. She has published 5 books and over 100 articles and book chapters. Her most recent publication is Therapeutic Songwriting: Developments in Theory, Methods, and Practice (2015, Palgrave). Felicity is currently the Associate Editor for the Journal of Music Therapy.