Kim Dunphy – Bio

Dr. Kim Dunphy (DTAA Prof DMT) is a Lecturer in the Creative Arts and Music Therapies Research Unit at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where she is exploring her interests in assessment and evaluation of DMT. Kim has led the development of several products for evaluation and assessment, including MARA, the world’s first iPad app for dance movement therapy assessment, for which she received an award for innovation from the American Dance Therapy Association in 2015. She publishes widely on these topics, including recent articles in Frontiers in Psychology and major collections Dance and the Quality of Life and The Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing. Kim was until recently, the President of the Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia, Research Chair of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and Convenor of the new World Alliance for Dance Movement Therapy.