Dr Dawn Joseph is an Associate Professor in music education in the Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia). She is currently responsible for teaching in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Dawn researches, publishes and reviews in national and international journals in the areas of teacher education, music education, African music, ageing and wellbeing in the arts, cultural diversity and multiculturalism. She is immediate past chair of the Australian Society for Music Education (Vic Chapter) and served as a National committee member of this peak body.