Margaret S. Barrett is Professor and Head of the School of Music at the University of Queensland. Her research has investigated issues in the pedagogy of creativity, early musical development, the development of musical expertise, the meaning and value of engagement in music and arts activity, and music program evaluation. This research has been funded by grants from the Australian Research Council, the Australia Council for the Arts, the British Council, and a number of commissioning bodies. She has published in excess of 100 articles, book chapters, and conference papers. Recent publications include Collaborative creativity in musical thought and practice (Ashgate, 2014), Narrative soundings: An anthology of narrative inquiry in music education (with Sandra Stauffer, Springer Publications, 2012), and, A cultural psychology of music education (OUP, 2011).