Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Michelle Ulor

PhD student

MSc, BSc (Hons)

Michelle is a PhD student exploring the use of voluntary musical imagery as an effective intervention for anxiety. Her project is supervised by Dr Freya Bailes and Professor Daryl O’Connor.


Michelle previously completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Music, Mind & Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London. During her studies, she developed an interest in the research area surrounding musical imagery, having worked on two projects which explored factors that influence the experience of involuntary musical imagery and tested the role of involuntary musical imagery in memory for novel musical tunes. Michelle now intends to take this interest further by embarking on a PhD project which will look at whether voluntary musical imagery is an effective intervention for anxiety. Additionally, Michelle is an open-format DJ and a music writer.

Research Interests

  • Musical imagery
  • Music therapy
  • Music and memory
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive psychology

Research Projects & Grants

Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship, 2016



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