Professor Dawn Bennett is Distinguished Research Fellow and Director of the Creative Workforce Initiative with Curtin University, Australia. Her recent research has focused on identity development, employability, graduate transition and creative labour markets, with a particular focus on the impact of identity development on higher education learning. A violist, Dawn serves numerous editorial boards and convenes the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows’ network. She is on the board of directors for the International Society for Music Education and Music Australia, co-chairs the Music Australia industry and careers advisory group, and serves as a commissioner with the ISME Commission for Education of the Professional Musician.