Eleanor Barnard

Eleanor Barnard


I am a postgraduate researcher working in the University of Leeds School of Music, supervised by Professor Karen Burland and Dr Emily Payne. I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Leeds in 2018, and my Masters degree from the University of Leeds in 2019. I am a member of the Music Psychology @ Leeds research group, and I assist in organising and running wellbeing-related events for students in the School of Music. I am a member of Leeds Baroque Choir, Leeds University Chamber Choir, and I am President of LUU Opera Society for the year 19/20. My research is currently self-funded.

Research interests

My research interests are centred on:

  • Music student wellbeing in Higher Education
  • Socioeconomic background of Music students in Higher Education
  • Social class and the classical music industry
  • Female sexuality and empowerment in the popular music industry


  • ARSM Performance Diploma in Singing
  • BA (Hons) Music
  • MMus Performance