Our interdisciplinary team is jointly led by the University of Western Australia and the University of Sydney.
- Associate Professor Suzanne Wijsman
- Academic Project Coordinator, School of Music, University of Western Australia, Suzanne is a highly experienced teacher, researcher and performer. She has initiated a number of teaching and learning and interdisciplinary research projects aimed at improving the health and performance of musicians and music students. She is a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association, has presented at PAMA symposia, and was formerly on the Executive Committee of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.
- Dr Bronwen Ackermann
- Academic Content Co-ordinator Academic Content Coordinator, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sydney, Bronwen 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 was founding president of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare, is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal, Medical Problems of Performing Artists and international liaison officer for the executive board of the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She is Chief Investigator and team leader for a 5-year ARC Linkage grant focused on the performance health of orchestral musicians, Sound Practice, with all the major Australian orchestras as industry collaborators.