Felicity is a Professor of Music Therapy and Associate Dean (Academic) at the Faculty of the VCA and MCM. She is a former ARC Future Fellow, past President of the Australian Music Therapy Association, and currently serves as the Associate Editor for the Journal of Music Therapy, the flagship journal of her discipline.
She is most renowned for her research and clinical practice in neurorehabilitation, particularly her use of songwriting as a means to facilitate therapeutic journeys. Felicity has received numerous national awards for her teaching, research, engagement, and leadership activities, and most recently in November last year received the highly coveted American Music Therapy Association’s Research Award. Felicity is a highly prolific author having published six books and more than 100 research articles and book chapters.