Georgina Barton is an Associate Professor of literacies and pedagogy in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. She has experience as a Program Director in education and has taught English, literacy, and arts education courses in both primary and secondary preservice 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 80 publications including 8 books, 25 book chapters, 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and a number of reports. She is the immediate 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.