Marcy Palejova

PhD Researcher

Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Music therapy

Marcy aims to establish integrative music therapy for psychedelic-assisted treatments.



Marcy gained her MSc in Music, Mind & Brain, a programme encompassing music psychology and cognitive neuroscience of music at Goldsmiths University of London in 2018.

She investigated the effects of anxiolytic music on depression and induction of better sleep. The study’s positive results prompted her to continue developing practical applications of music therapy tools for sleep disturbances.

Her previous professional experience in conducting both scientific studies and market research for Health-Tech companies complements her broader understanding of consumer use of health therapeutics.

Currently, she is a senior researcher and strategist at the global UP-Lab-Life Science agency in a part-time capacity.

Marcy’s continuous interests in clinical use of music lead to a PhD programme, aiming to establish the integrative music therapy model for psychedelic-assisted treatments.

She began her PhD in 2021 and aims to complete it in 2025.

Marcy lives in North London, she is an avid art explorer, enjoys creative activities such painting, as well as exploring novel outlooks on intersection between art, technology and wellbeing.

Research interests

Areas of expertise

  • Music therapy
  • Psychedelics


  • MSc in Music, Mind & Brain, Goldsmiths University of London