Dr Liz Mellor has had experience in teaching music for over 35 years across education, community and health settings. In 2015 she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, UK and a Professorship in Music Education. Now retired from full-time teaching, Liz is a Visiting Professor at York St. John University and a Research Fellow within the School of Music at the University of Leeds. Liz currently combines her research expertise in the field of music and mental health in education, community and mental health settings, with her professional practice as a gestalt psychotherapist. Whilst she was Professor of Music at York St John University, she supported the initiative to create the International Centre for Community Music and continues her interest with this exciting project.