Dr Anita Collins is Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Education at the University of Canberra and has had a long association as a music teacher with Canberra Grammar School. Her research centres around the use of music education to enhance development and performance across a broad range of areas including nursing, management and leadership and boys education. Anita’s PhD research examined the new field of neuromusical research and how this research could be used to inform teaching practices and advocacy for the benefits of music education for children cognitive, emotional and social development.