Ronald Lay is passionate about his prolific and international career as an art therapist practitioner, educator, supervisor, researcher and artist. He enthusiastically embraces collaborative opportunities to engage a range of communities through arts participatory projects, drawing reference to inclusivity, the celebration of one’s creativity and the importance of connectedness to others through the inherent power of artmaking. He is recognized for his long-standing and profound work within forensic mental health with older adults, and he has been leading the first and only postgraduate art therapy programme in Southeast Asia since 2011. He has an emerging research profile that compliments his practitioner, art and academic based approaches. He maintains credentials and professional memberships with the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA), Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB), the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), and the Art Therapists’ Association Singapore (ATAS). He provides workshops and presentations internationally on topics such as art therapy, forensic mental health, older adults, wellness, and the development of art therapy in Asia. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education from the University of Western Australia.