SP-20140416-2365 copy coppedDawn Bennett is John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Creative Workforce Initiative with Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Her research focuses on the development of employability within higher education, including identity and the nature of graduate work. A viola player, Dawn retains a special interest in careers in the creative industries and continues to engage in practice-based research. She is also a passionate advocate for the inclusion of Indigenous cultural competencies within higher education. Dawn is a National Senior Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom. She serves on several editorial boards, convenes the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows’ national network and is Vice-Chair Australia for the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows. Dawn serves on the board of directors for ISME and as a commissioner with the ISME Commission for Education of the Professional Musician. Publications are listed at

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Key words: creative workforce, career, graduate attributes, higher education, creative industries

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