Professor Samantha Bennett

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

School of Music

Research School of the Humanities and the Arts

Samantha Bennett is a Professor of Music, specialising in music technology. An international leader in her discipline, she has published 4 books, numerous chapters, articles and reviews, as well as hosted multiple international conferences. She has assessed grants across ARC, ERC (EU), AHRC (UK) and Guggenheim (US) schemes. Samantha has hosted 2 H. C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellows at the School of Music and, following a successful Major Equipment Grant, redesigned the School's recording studio facilities to world professional standards. She has collaborated extensively with national institutions, including the National Film and Sound Archive and, currently, AIATSIS.

With 18 years tertiary education experience in the UK and Australia, Samantha has a broad understanding of the sector. She has held external examining positions at institutions in the UK, USA and Malaysia, published pedagogical research, and is the recipient of Vice Chancellor's education awards from 2 institutions/countries. Recent service leadership includes chairing the School of Music Education and Research Committees, chairing CASS Coursework Committee (2015-2016), deputy chairing CASS Education Committee (2014-2016), and a 2-year term on University Education Committee. A committed advocate for equity in tertiary education, Samantha is particularly focused on improving access for students from working class / low SES backgrounds.