Ana Luísa Veloso was born in 1979. She is a researcher at INET-md - Institute of Ethnomusicology - Centre for Studies in Music and Dance. She holds a PhD in Music in the field of Pedagogy, that she concluded in 2012 at Aveiro University with a scholarship from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. From 2015 to 2020 she was a postdoctoral Fellow at CIPEM - Centre for Research in Music Psychology and Music Education, a pole of INET-md at Politécnico do Porto. Here, she had the opportunity to broaden her knowledge and expertise in areas such as Music Education, Musical Creativity, Composition and Improvisation, Contemporary and Experimental Music in Educational Contexts, Formal and Non-formal Contexts of Learning, or Music, Personal and Social Transformation, that are key in her work nowadays. Her national and international work is visible mainly through oral communications as guest speaker in conferences or seminars; chapters in books; article publications in journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science; presentation of papers and posters in national and international conferences; proved leadership of research, artistic and educational projects in these areas. Furthermore, she was a member of the board of directors of the Portuguese Association for Music Education (APEM), the Portuguese representant at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) of the ISME National Affiliates (Portuguese INA), director of Revista Portuguesa de Educação Musical and national coordinator of the European Association for Music in Schools. She is member of the project AGLAYA Research Group (Spain) and a founding member/artist of Sonoscopia Associação (Portugal). She actively pursues her activity as a musician and guitar player, collaborating in several groups related to improvisation, contemporary and experimental music and sound art.