Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Creative Arts Research Institute, Griffith University (Australia). She is a dynamic research leader, award-winning educator, and arts sector advocate. Over the past 20 years, her work has advanced our understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and educational benefits of music and the arts in First Nations’ Communities, prisons, war affected cities, educational and industry contexts. Her research is known for its innovation, interdisciplinarity, and commitment to cross-sector partnerships, and has connected music research and practice with areas as diverse as social inequality, regional development, criminology and corrections, health equity, and human rights. She has worked on seven nationally competitive grants, seven research consultancies with leading arts and social sector organisations, and five prestigious fellowships (from the Australian Research Council, Fulbright Commission, Singapore International Foundation, University of Cambridge and Australian Academy of the Humanities) totalling well over $3 million. Professor Bartleet actively contributes to many sector initiatives and organisations in Australia and overseas. She is currently the President of the Social Impact of Music Making (SIMM) international research platform, a Belgium-based NGO (2021-2024), Associate Editor of the International Journal of Community Music, a Senior Research Fellow with the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community (LCMC) in Canada (2021-2024), and External Examiner for the MA Community Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick (2021-2025). In 2014 she was awarded the Australian University Teacher of the Year, and in 2022 she was a Fulbright Scholar at New York University Steinhardt (awarded 2020).



2000 – 2005


University of Queensland




2020 – Present