Editorial board


e-Journal Editorial Board

Professor Anne Bamford

Professor Anne Bamford is Director of The Engine Room at the University of the Arts, London.

Researches in arts education, emerging literacies and visual communication. Pursues issues of innovation, social impact and equity and diversity. Conducted major national arts impact and evaluation studies for Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium and Australia and is a senior advisor to a number of governments and industries on arts education and future cultural policy.


Pamela Barnard

Senior Lecturer in Music and Arts Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Coordinates and lectures on the MPhil in Educational Research and the MPhil in Arts, Culture and Education courses, supervisor MPhil/PhD students and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses on creativity, creative learning and teaching, musical creativity, teacher-artist partnerships and research methods. Co-convener of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) SIG on Creativity in Education and Treasurer for the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE). Editorial board memberships include the British Journal of Music Education (2005 -), Psychology of Music (2003-), Thinking Skills and Creativity (2006-), Journal of Music, Technology and Education (2007-) and Research Papers in Education (2007-), amongst others.


Prof Paul Carter

Professor Paul Carter, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne.

Artist, writer, poet, architectural theorist of culture and communities. Director of Material Thinking: www.materialthinking.com.au/


Professor Stuart Cunningham

BA (Hons), MA (Film and Communications), PhD, FAHA

Professor of Media and Communications, Queensland University of Technology

Director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. He is President of the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS).He is well known for his contributions to media, communications and cultural studies and to their relevance to industry practice and government policy.


Dr Steven Curry

Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne

Philosopher and ethicist working primarily in professional ethics, organizational change, social justice and community development. Works as a researcher and consultant with social services organizations, government departments, police and prison services, health promotion organizations, community arts bodies and in continuing professional education in many fields.


Professor David Dunt

David Dunt is Professor and Head of the Program Evaluation Unit, School of Population Health at The University of Melbourne.

Public health specialist and epidemiologist with major interests in health program evaluation and health services research. Over the years he has evaluated and researched a wide variety of health programs and services in the fields of health promotion, health technology assessment, palliative care and the care of severely intellectually handicapped children.


Dr. Richard Englehardt

Richard Engelhardt Engelhardt, UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok.

Directed archaeology and heritage conservation projects throughout Asia and the Indo-Pacific region. Served in various executive capacities with regional professional institutions, including the Siam Society under Royal Patronage and the Hong Kong Archaeological Society. In 1981, he joined the United Nations system and has worked with the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, as well as a number of UN Specialized Agencies, including UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees), whose office in the Philippines he headed from 1986 until 1989. From 1991 until 1994, Engelhardt re-opened and served as Director of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) Office in Cambodia, where he launched the international safeguarding campaign for Angkor. In recognition of his services in the preservation of the Angkor Monuments, H.M. King Norodom Sihanouk awarded him the title of Commandeur de l'Ordre Royal du Cambodge.


Dr. Martin Fowler

Writer and consultant on cultural impacts of modern development processes on the social continuity of cultural and environments traditions and identity issues. Background in Melanesian traditional buildings and experience in colonial and post colonial architecture in Papua New Guinea. Project architect for PNG National Museum and Art Gallery and the National Arts School main buildings completed during 1970s.

Concurrently, advised National Cultural Council on capital works proposals for cultural centers around PNG and on policy for conserving traditional architecture and objects in the field. Coordinated the Design Brief for the new parliament house project, represented the Prime Minister at the time on a review Lae University's architecture curriculum. In the Buildings unit of the Schools Commission, Canberra undertook and coordinated an Australia wide research and publications program of all aspects of the design of schools. Currently researches and supervises multi-disciplinary design investigation field trips —often involving identity, ethnic traditions and modern functions— in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne.


Joseph Gonzales

Founding member of faculty of the first arts institution in Malaysia – the National Arts Academy – and was subsequently appointed its head in 1999. He is a choreographer, educator and dance advocate of repute in Malaysia and presents papers, lectures and workshops on education, career development and choreography at international conferences. He is a consultant for www.dancemalaysia.com and the author of Choreography – A Malaysian Perspective.

gonzales@ask.edu.my semangatseni@yahoo.com TO BE CONFIRMED

Dr. Angela Hass

PhD (Munich) Lecturer in Public and Environmental Art in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at The University of Melbourne.

Foundation member of the Public Art Committee of the National Trust.


Professor Liane Hentschke

President, International Society for Music Education, Brazil. Professor of Music Education at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - UFRGS – Brazil, and President of the International Society for Music Education – ISME (2006-2008).

At the University she teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervising MA and PhD students. Her research interests include the areas of teacher education and formal and informal music education. She is currently involved in a research project named Mundus Musicalis, Coordinated by AEC, as part of the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Union. She is also part of an international team of researchers of six countries who are investigating the Meanings of Music for Students in School-based and Non-school Musical Activities.


Nanako Ishido

Director General of the not-for-profit organization, CANVAS focusing on activities with children, media and art. Received a BSc in engineering from the University of Tokyo and joined the MIT Media Lab. Established CANVAS in 2002 and also serves as a Project Co-ordinator at the Stanford Japan Research Centre. Nanako is a member of a research project about the Japanese pop culture, collaborating with Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Telecommunications.


Associate Professor Margaret Kelaher

Associate Professor Kelaher is an expert in social epidemiology, health program evaluation and health services research. Margaret is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Health Program Evaluation, and holds a NHMRC Career Development Award. She has led a number of multi-layered evaluations in several policy areas and is interested in developing stronger links between evidence based priority setting and policy. She has extensive experience analysing longitudinal data and health services data in Australia and overseas.


Mr. Jooho Kim

Founding President, Korea Arts and Culture Education Service (KACES), a statutory governmental agency mandated to support arts and cultural education in schools and communities, as well as providing training programs to artists and teachers.


Mahmoud Mehrmohammadi

Specialist in the field of curriculum and instruction and has always been interested in the roles arts can play in education. Arts education as a subject on the curriculum, however, is only one channel, albeit an important one, through which the arts can enter education. His sabbatical leave in Canada and the States, which took place in the year 2000–2001, was an excellent opportunity for him to concentrate in this area and to gain fresh insights. Co-operation with the relevant planning and decision-making bodies within the Ministry of Education has been a parallel line of activity, both challenging and expanding his understanding of this domain.

mehrmohammadi@hotmail.com TO BE CONFIRMED

Professor Larry O'Farrell

UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada where he is Professor of drama and arts education.

Currently engaged in two international projects in arts education, one on e-learning and the other on creativity. Served two terms as President International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA).


Professor Colin Power AM

B.Sc.(UQ), Dip.Ed (UQ), B.Ed (First Class Hons.) (UQ), Ph.D (UQ), D.Litt (USyd).

Emeritus Professor Colin Power AM founding Chair of Eidos (2005-2006) and its predecessor the Institute for Educational Research Policy and Evaluation (2003-2005). Global leader in education research, policy and practice, held the positions of Deputy Director-General of UNESCO and Assistant Director-General for Education, the most senior posts ever held in UNESCO by an Australian. Colin is Chair of the Commonwealth Consortium for Education and Editor-in-Chief of Educational Research for Policy and Practice.


Dr. Sheldon Shaeffer

B.A. in History; M.A. degree in Anthropology; Ph.D. in International Development Education, Stanford University.

Director, UNESCO Bangkok.

Worked across numerous international agencies: from 1980 to 1990 he served as Associate Director of the Social Sciences Division at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa where he was in charge of the Population, Education and Society Programme. Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris (1990-1993); UNICEF, first as regional education advisor in Bangkok (1994-1998)and then as chief of the Education Section at Headquarters in New York (1998-2001)


Dr. Dalia Siaulytiene

PhD in Social Sciences. Chief Officer (Arts Education, Arts Projects), Ministry of Education and Science, The Republic of Lithuania. Dr Siaulytiene is an expert in the field of arts and cultural education in Lithuania. Member of various commissioned consultancies and evaluations for cultural and arts projects, manager of major national and international projects on creativity, arts, heritage, environment. One of the founders and board member of European Artsandeducation Network, Forum for Chikyu Kids Network, Japan, co-ordinator of Socrates Comenius 3, Nordplus Framework Programme in Lithuania. She is a chief specialist for the arts education at the Ministry of Education and Science. Among her current projects she is working on "Cultural and Arts Education Concept for children and young people".


Jackie Tidey

Melbourne editor and publisher.

Worked for over 20 years for the Thomson Corporation, author of many educational books for children, some of which have been translated into French and Spanish.


Professor Chris Wallace Crabbe

B.A.,1956: M.A. University of Melbourne. Poet and essayist, is Emeritus Professor in The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne.

Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe was the founding Director of the Australian Centre 1989-1994 and returned to the Centre as a Professorial Fellow in 1998. Chris is a distinguished poet and critic who has won many awards for his work, including The Age Book of the Year, in 1995. He regularly gives readings, both here and overseas, and was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard, 1987-88. Recent publications include Imagining Australia: Literature and Culture in the New New World, edited with Judith Ryan, (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Committee on Australian Studies, 2004) and Next (Brunswick: Gungurru Press, 2004), as well as a series of poems in a number of American, British, Australian and Irish journals.


Ms. Ada Wong

BA(Hon). M.Ed. Chair of the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture.

Ada is a practicing solicitor, an elected politician and a creative education advocate. Chair of the Wan Chai District Council and an elected member of the Urban Council. Council Member Hong KongAcademy for Performing Arts, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong KongShue Yan University, Hong Kong Design Centre. Founded and chaired numerous educational and cultural NGOs, is a columnistfor the Oriental Daily News and hosts a weekly cultural radio program.


Dr. Max Wyman OC

OC; D.Litt(Hon); arts and culture policy advisor, immediate past President Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

Dr. Wyman is one of Canada's leading cultural commentators. He is the author of manybooks on the arts; the latest being "The Defiant Imagination: Why Culture Matters." Former Member of the Board of the Canada Arts Council. For his services to the Arts made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour.


Dr. Peter Wright

Senior Lecturer - Arts Education and Research Methods;

Program Chair, Research and Postgraduate Studies,

School of Education, Murdoch University, Western Australia