Karen Bond – Bio
Author/s: Karen Bond
Karen Bond is a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne, where she coordinates post-graduate dance education and research in the faculty of education, including the graduate certificate in dance therapy. She is a recipient of the Graduate research award from the International congress on research in dance for her PHD study into dance for nonverbal children with impairments of vision and hearing. She is currently president of the dance Therapy association of Australia.
PHD, LaTrobe University, Melbourne. Karen currently works as an associate professor, and dance graduate coordinator at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. She was formerly senior lecturer and coordinator of dance education and research at the University of Melbourne. She is recipient of a range of scholarly awards including from the International Congress on Research in dance for her PHD study into dance for non-verbal children with hearing or vision impairment, and of the 2013 (USA) National Dance Education Organization’s (NDEO) outstanding dance education researcher award. She is widely published and has presented papers, courses, and workshops internationally. At Temple she teaches graduate courses on experiential research methods and theory and practice of dance teaching. She is a fierce advocate for inclusion of the voices of children and youth in dance academic discourse. Dr Bond has served on a range of boards and was president of the Dance Therapy Association of Australia from 1997 – 2000).