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Dr Tan-Chyuan Chin is a Research Fellow and Director of The Well-Being Profiler at the Centre for Positive Psychology at The University of Melbourne. She specializes in innovative digital research tools to investigate concepts and processes of emotion regulation and well-being. Tan-Chyuan presents regularly at national and international conferences, and has also contributed to the first volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Musical Identities and the Lifelong Engagement with Music: Benefits for Mental Health and Well-being. Her research interests include the development and validation of well-being measures, and the pathways connecting contextual and psychosocial factors with the various dimensions of well-being.

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A/Prof Nikki Rickard is Director of Psychology at Swinburne Online, and holds honourary positions at The University of Melbourne and Monash University.  Her recent research has focused on evaluation of novel strategies aimed at promoting resilience and prevention of mental illness, with a special interest in music, mobile health and positive education interventions.  Nikki’s research extends to investigation of neurobiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying emotional health and well-being. She has held office as the President of the Australian Music Psychology Society (AMPS) and the Asia-Pacific Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM), and was a foundation Editor-in-Chief for the SpringerOpen journal Psychology of Well-Being.

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