Dr Alinka Greasley – Speaker at the AIHHP Hearing Expo 2018

Dr Greasley is Associate Professor in Music Psychology in the School of Music at Leeds.

Her expertise lies in the field of social psychology of music in which she uses different theoretical approaches (e.g. positivist, constructivist) and research methodologies (survey, interviews, experience sampling) to explore people’s everyday musical behaviour across time and in naturally occurring contexts.

She has published her work in mainstream (e.g. Qualitative Research in Psychology) and domain-specific (e.g. Musicae Scientiae, Psychology of Music) peer-reviewed journals and book chapters (OUP, Ashgate) and is an on-going contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology on the topics of musical preferences and music listening behaviour.

She is Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; and a member of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research.

She is also a violinist, pianist and DJ.

Associate Professor of Music Psychology (2016 – present)

Chartered Psychologist (BPS, CPsychol)(since May 2016)
Lecturer in Music Psychology (2009 – 2015)
Programme Leader (MA Applied Psychology of Music)(2012-2014, 2015 – present)
Admissions Tutor (UG)(2012 – 2015)
Admissions Tutor (TPG)(2013/14)
Member of Faculty Ethics Committee (PVAR FREC)(2013 – 2018
Deputy Chair of PVAR FREC (2015 – 2018)


  • Programme Leader (MA Applied Psychology of Music)
  • Principal Investigator (AHRC-funded Hearing Aids for Music)
  • Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society)

Research interests

Music listening behaviour; musical preferences; music perception with hearing aids; musicians’ hearing; musicians’ health and well-being; electronic dance music culture; club cultures, DJ performance.