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Shelley Brunt

Senior Lecturer, Music Industry, RMIT University

Shelley is Senior Lecturer and Program Manager of the BA (Music Industry) degree at RMIT University. She holds a PhD in ethnomusicology. Her research on mothers and music careers is published in the 2022 co-authored book 'Popular Music and Parenting' (Routledge) with Liz Giuffre, and discussed in their 2SER podcast 'Music Mothers and Others', which features interviews with Australian music industry professionals. She is the co-editor of 'Perfect Beat: The Asia-Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture' (Equinox).


  • 2012–present
    Senior Lecturer in Music and Media, RMIT University
  • 2008–2011
    Lecturer in World Music and Popular Music, University of Otago, New Zealand


  • 2006 
    University of Adelaide, PhD (ethnomusicology)


  • 2022
    Popular Music and Parenting, Routledge

Research Areas

  • Musicology And Ethnomusicology (190409)
  • Music Performance (190407)
  • Asian Cultural Studies (200202)
  • Cultural Theory (200204)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Migrant Cultural Studies (200208)
  • Screen And Media Culture (200212)
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (160104)
  • Film And Television (190204)
  • Media Studies (200104)