Crissie Harney


I completed a BSc in Psychology here at Leeds in 2015.

I then went on to complete a MSc in Psychological Approaches to Health at Leeds in 2016.

I had a year break from studying and I worked as research assisant, working on a national NHS funded project involving smoking prevention in schools.

I returned to Leeds to start my PhD in Music Psychology in September 2017.



Research interests

Music Psychology, Music and wellbeing.

Throughout my studying I always gravitated towards music psychology, my undergraduate dissertation focused on a qualitative approach to everyday experiences of music in a female undergraduate sample. My Msc project focused on how music listening can reduce the perception on pain in an experimental setting. My current PhD involves testing how music listening can be used as an intervention to promote and improve wellbeing.


  • 2:1 in BSc Psychology
  • Merit in MSc PATH

Student education

I am also a teaching assistant in the Psychology department. This role involves responsibilities such as lecturing, running computer based learning session for the Research Skills, arking and feedback, seminar support.