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Adjunct assistant professor, University of Canberra

Dr Anita Collins is an award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning. She is internationally recognized for her unique work in translating the scientific research of neuroscientists and psychologists to the everyday parent, teacher and student. Anita is best know for her work with TED Ed, TEDx and the ABC Don’t Stop the Music documentary and campaign. Anita has been a specialist researcher for the OECD Education Framework 2030 as well as the South Australian Music Education Strategy. Anita is currently expert education advisor for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Independent School Association, BrandAnyonmous Productions in the UK, Artemis Productions in Australia, Music Education Research Counsellor for Music Australia, a Founding Director of the Rewire Foundation and Associate Fellow of Music, Mind and Wellbeing at the University of Melbourne.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor in Music and Arts Education, University of Canberra


  • 2013 
    Univeristy of Melbourne, PhD