Georgina Barton is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. At USQ, She is the discipline lead for literacy and pedagogy and has experience as an Acting Head of School and Deputy Head of School as well as Associate Head - Research and Program Director in education. She has taught English, literacy, and arts education courses in both primary and secondary pre-service teacher programs. Before entering academia, Georgina worked in schools for over 20 years having experience as an Acting Principal, lead literacy intervention teacher and Head of Department - The Arts. As an early career teacher, Georgina spent one year working as an Australian Volunteer Abroad and English teacher in South India. This experience still influences the ways in which Georgina perceives research and teaching. Intercultural, reflective and creative approaches to learning are threaded throughout Georgina's research. Research areas include: literacies, modalities, arts education and international education. She has utilised a number of research methodologies and methods including ethnography, arts-based research methods, case study and narrative. She has over 150 publications including 14 books, 40 book chapters, 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, and a number of reports impacting policy development. These have been cited over 1400 times and downloaded over 350,000 times. She is a past-President of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association - Meanjin local council and also an ALEA Fellow. Georgina was also the conference chair (2017-2018) for the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE). In 2014, she was the Executive Director of the World Alliance for Arts Education Global Summit, the first time it was held in the southern hemisphere. Georgina is also a musician and has worked in a number of orchestras and ensembles as a violinist. She currently performs in a wonderful orchestra called Corda Spiritus.