Bruna Francisco Martins

Bruna Francisco Martins


I am a postgraduate researcher working within the School of Music at the University of Leeds. My doctoral research explores the socio-musical factors that shapes the experiences of members of choirs affected by homelessness. The project is funded by the White Rose College of the Arts and Hummanities and is a partnership with the Choir With No Name, an organisation of choirs in the UK for people affected by homelessness. 

Research interests

My primary area of interest is in arts, music and wellbeing. Specifically, I am interested in the impact of passive and active engagements with artistic activities on people’s physical and mental wellbeing. I am also interested on the applications of arts-based and participatory methods. I have been involved in the following research projects:

  • Social Action as an active ingredient promoting youth mental health (link) (link 2)
  • How UK arts organisations can continue to support young people’s wellbeing during and beyond Covid-19 (link)
  • Functions of nostalgic music (in portuguese) (link)