Dr Bronwen Ackermann
Discipline of Biomedical Science
School of Medical Sciences
The University of Sydney
PO Box 170, Lidcombe NSW 1825
Tel: (+61 2) 9351 9472
Fax: (+61 2) 935 19520
Email: [email protected]
Dr Bronwen Ackermann is Australia’s leading specialist in the area of musicians’ health, injury prevention and treatment.
Her practical and theoretical expertise, research in the field of music medicine, and tertiary teaching experience make her uniquely qualified to lead the development and implementation of this curriculum initiative in Australia.
She is Chief Investigator and team leader for Sound Practice - a five-year project funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant and involving all the major Australian orchestras as industry collaborators. She is highly sought after as a specialist consultant by many musicians and musical organisations. These include, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Sydney, Melbourne and West Australian symphony orchestras. Dr Ackermann is also sought after by educational bodies and international performing arts health organizations for presentations.
Bronwen is past president of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare and on the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA), North America, the leading international organisation in the field of music medicine, and a contributing editor of its peer-reviewed research journal for performing arts medicine, Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
She has a significant list of relevant publications, including authoring the chapter, 'Therapeutic management of the injured musician', in the textbook on music medicine, Performing Arts Medicine (Singular Publishing, in press).
She was co-convener for the 2010 Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium and is invited regularly for conference keynote presentations on musicians' health issues at international conferences including the American Hand Therapy Association in the USA, the Aspen Performing Arts Medicine Symposium and the MusikPhysio-Congress Osnabrueck (Germany) in 2012.