Dr Felicity Baker is a researcher in the area of Music Therapy. She is currently associate professor, program director in music therapy, and Director of Research at The School of Music. She is currently the editor of The Australian Journal of Music Therapy.
She holds a Bachelor & Masters degree from Melbourne University and PhD from Aalborg University Denmark.
Felicity has research interests in therapeutic songwriting and neurorehabilitation.
In 2011, Felicity commences a 4 year Australia Research Council Future Fellowship (2011-2015) to undertake a study on therapeutic songwriting “What’s in the music? A lifespan model of emotional and musical creativity in therapeutic songwriting.”
Felicity was awarded a Foundation Excellence in Research Award (2008), and an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award (2009).
In press publications:
Baker, F.A. & Krout, R.E. ( in press, Spring 2012). Turning experience into learning: Educational contributions of collaborative peer songwriting during music therapy training. International Journal of Music Education
Dingle, G., Brander, C., Ballantyne, J., Baker, F. & (in press) “To Be Heard” – the social and mental health benefits of choir singing for disadvantaged adults. Psychology of Music
Baker, F. & Dingle, G., Gleadhill, L. (in press) “Must be the ganja” (Eminem 2009): Rap music in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. In S. Hadley & G. Yancey (Eds.). Therapeutic Uses of Rap Music. Routledge.
Magee, W., Baker, F., et al. (in press). Music therapy methods with children, adolescents and adults with severe neurobehavioural disorders. Music Therapy Perspectives.
for further publications see http://www.uq.edu.au/uqresearchers/researcher/bakerfa.html?uv_category=pub