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Ann is currently undertaking a Doctorate researching playing-related injuries in musicians at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Ann completed a physiotherapy degree in 1980 and Alexander Technique teacher training with John and Carolyn Nicholls in 1989. She runs a private Alexander Technique teaching practice and is currently an AUSTAT training course moderator. Ann tutors on the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Fellowship Programs. She also has worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company, the Victorian Arts Centre, the Australian Youth Orchestra and on secondary school music programs. Ann is a past chair of AUSTAT and is a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare. The number of playing-related injuries and the lack of understanding of good body use Ann encountered in musicians at all levels led her to research, with the long-term goals of embedding healthy playing practices into music education and health care.