Associate Professor Neryl Jeanneret is a Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Her research focusses on artists working with children and young people, engagement in music classrooms, teacher education in the arts and Creative Education. Neryl has held leadership positions in peak music education organisations, including President of the Australian Society for Music Education and Chair of the International Society for Music Education's Policy Commission, and has a background in curriculum design for music classrooms. She has also worked with numerous arts organisations. Neryl is co-director of Australia’s UNESCO Observatory of Arts Education housed at MGSE, which promotes education in and through the arts through best practice teaching and learning programs, and by generating, collecting and disseminating high-quality research.