Saoirse Finn is Project Officer and Research Assistant in the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music. Saoirse coordinates and supports research as part of the Sing with Us project, looking at the long-term psychological and biological benefits of singing for people affected by cancer. Key roles include coordinating data collection and the promotion of research through public engagement.
Saoirse completed a BSc in Music Technology from Birmingham City University / Conservatoire and graduated in 2016 with a MSc in Music, Mind & Brain from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include the use of arts and music for health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on biological responses to music in relation to stress pathways and the immune system. Saoirse also undertakes freelance RA work related to digital applications for music and health and volunteers as a Digital Media Representative for the Arts Health Early Career Research Network.
Finn S & Fancourt D (forthcoming), The biological impact of listening to music in clinical and non-clinical settings: a systematic review, Progress in Brain Research.