Music and homeless young people

As part of my masters degree in the psychology of music, I am investigating the role of music in the lives of young people who do not have somewhere to call home. This research is being done in collaboration with the wonderful Depaul UK who works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The research will be carried out between March 2017 and May 2017. I hope to be able to publish my results in September 2017. 

If you would like more information about this research, please do email me:

The functions of music for homeless young people

I will be focussing on the functions of music for homeless young people. Here's a little more about what psychology has to say about the functions of music listening (picture right) - how we use music every day. 


We need your help

Some of the young people I hope to research find it difficult to participate. I am looking for corporate partners to help us to encourage young people to participate in this research with incentives such as music vouchers or the chance to win headphones. Could you help this vital research be as insightful as possible and include the voices of a wide range of homeless young people. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Kate at