Our Partners

The Creative Arts Therapies Research Unit is partnered with leading creative research and teaching institutions across the globe

We aim to develop an innovative and inter-cultural creative arts therapies research agenda with a global network of research partners.


Drexel University, located in Philadelphia (United States), is a top ranked, comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university recognized for its focus on experiential learning through cooperative education, its commitment to cutting edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired research.

The Department of Creative Arts Therapies houses the first and only PhD program in Creative Arts Therapies in the world and is known for its outstanding training program and its innovative research. Associate Professor Joke Bradt has engaged as an external consultant to student and faculty research at the National Music Therapy Research Unit (NaMTRU) at the University of Melbourne and look towards future international research collaborations.


The Lesley University (United States) Doctoral Program in Expressive Therapies is a leading program supporting research and scholarship that is innovative and improves and expands practice in every sector of the global arts therapy field. The program proudly sustains the mission of Lesley University in training professionals within experimental learning communities committed to creativity, change, and research, which results in service to society.

Founded in 1974, Lesley’s Expressive Therapies Program has trained international leaders in the arts therapies field. For over a century Lesley University has been an innovative leader in advancing professional practice through disciplined inquiry.


The University of Applied Sciences Wurzburg-Schweinfurt’s Music Therapy Unit (Germany) is a leading education and research unit worldwide. Their Master in Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients (15 students, 25% from Asia, one from Australia) is the only one worldwide, specialized in these fields of application of music therapy.

The unit is building a European consortium including seven European countries led by Professor Thomas Wosch, who has a track record of research collaboration with academic staff at National Music Therapy Research Unit (NaMTRU) at the University of Melbourne since 2004.


The Federal University of Goias - UFG, State of Goias (Brazil), is a leading public high education institution in Brazil. UFG has more than 25000 students in several undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The Music and Scenic Arts School offers degrees in Music, Scenic Arts, Arts Production and Music Therapy.

The Bachelor in Music Therapy is the only one in the region and is well known as one of the references in the country, receiving students from all the Brazilian regions. In the Masters in Music, music therapy has been developed along the research line “Music, Education and Health”, with its research lines focusing on health, special education, education and organizational.

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