Caitlin Shaughnessy is a Research Assistant in the Centre for Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, working as part of the ZikMus project. Caitlin has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Studies in Musicology from the University of Oxford, specialising in Music Psychology. During her MSt she was the recipient of a Wellcome Trust ISSF studentship, which supports research in the field of medical humanities in collaboration with The Oxford Research Centre for Humanities (TORCH). Her research interests are centred on how music can support wellbeing and the social dimensions of interactive music-making. In particular, she has focused on neurodiverse experiences of music and musical scaffolding. Caitlin is currently completing her PhD investigating the role of music as an interactive tool for children with Autism Spectrum Conditions and is funded by an ESRC studentship through the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS).