PhD researcher, Griffith University

Gillian Howell's research examines the experiences of young people engaging in participatory and creative music-making in conflict-affected settings in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Timor-Leste, and Afghanistan, and among recent arrivals and young refugees in Australia. This research builds upon her extensive work as a musician and music leader in community cultural development and as a frequent guest artist with many of Australia's symphony orchestras, flagship arts organisations and festivals.


  • 2013–present
    PhD researcher, Griffith University


  • 2010 
    Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Master of Education