Cristina Harney


I am currently conducting my PhD in Music Psychology in the School of Psychology and the School of Music. 

Previously, I completed an MSc in Psychological Approaches to Health and BSc in Psychology, both of which were based in the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds.

I also work part time as a Postgraduate teaching assistant in the Psychology department, which involves supporting computer based learning sessions for the first year statistics module. I also lead several first year seminars and am involved in marking undergraduate coursework. 

My recent publication can be found here:

Research interests

As part of my PhD I am focussing on music listening interventions to improve wellbeing, specifically anxiety. 

I have also been involved in other research including, qualitative exploration of music in the everyday life of female students, music listening and pain perception and involuntary musical imagery.

I am a member of the music psychology research group based within the Music department at the University of Leeds, more information can be found here:


  • MSc Psychological Approaches to Health
  • BSc Psychology (Hons)