Dr Katie Rose Mahon Sanfilippo is a Research Fellow at CHIR. Her overall research interests concern the function and application of music and the arts within healthcare contexts. Her current research is exploring the application of music-based interventions to support maternal mental health across different cultural contexts in Africa, India and the UK. She also worked with various policymakers, charities and health organisations to promote maternal mental health in the educational and health policy agendas in The Gambia and across Africa. She is an affiliated lecturer in Cambridge within the music faculty and also has extensive experience working in the charity sector in the UK.
- PhD in Psychology, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
- MSc Music Mind and Brain, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
- BA Psychology, Loyola Marymount University, United States
- BA Music, Loyola Marymount University, United States
- Research Fellow, City, University of London, Oct 2021 – present
- ESRC/SeNSS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Goldsmiths, University of London, Oct 2020 – Oct 2021
- Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge, Oct 2020 – present
- Goldsmiths, University of London (2020) Warden's Annual Public Engagement Awards 2020 in the category of Early Career Researcher
Journal articles (8)
- Sanfilippo, K.R.M., Stewart, L. and Glover, V. (2021). How music may support perinatal mental health: an overview. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 24(5), pp. 831–839. doi:10.1007/s00737-021-01178-5.
- Sanfilippo, K.R. (2021). Book Review: Music therapy in neonatal intensive care: Influences of culture (Shoemark & Ettenberger, Eds.). Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy.
- Sanfilippo, K.R.M., McConnell, B., Cornelius, V., Darboe, B., Huma, H.B., Gaye, M. … Stewart, L. (2020). Community psychosocial music intervention (CHIME) to reduce antenatal common mental disorder symptoms in The Gambia: a feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 10(11). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-040287.
- Sanfilippo, K.R.M., Spiro, N., Molina-Solana, M. and Lamont, A. (2020). Do the shuffle: Exploring reasons for music listening through shuffled play. PLOS ONE, 15(2). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0228457.
- Sanfilippo, K.R.M., McConnell, B., Cornelius, V., Darboe, B., Huma, H.B., Gaye, M. … Stewart, L. (2019). A study protocol for testing the feasibility of a randomised stepped wedge cluster design to investigate a Community Health Intervention through Musical Engagement (CHIME) for perinatal mental health in The Gambia. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5(1). doi:10.1186/s40814-019-0515-5.
- Anglada-Tort, M. and Sanfilippo, K.R.M. (2019). Visualizing Music Psychology: A Bibliometric Analysis of Psychology of Music, Music Perception, and Musicae Scientiae from 1973 to 2017. Music & Science, 2, pp. 205920431881178–205920431881178. doi:10.1177/2059204318811786.
- Dingle, G.A., Clift, S., Finn, S., Gilbert, R., Groarke, J.M., Irons, J.Y. … Williams, E.J. (2019). An Agenda for Best Practice Research on Group Singing, Health, and Well-Being. Music & Science, 2, pp. 205920431986171–205920431986171. doi:10.1177/2059204319861719.
- Sanfilippo, K.R.M. and Spiro, N. (2016). Conference report:
“The Third Nordoff Robbins Plus Conference ‘Exploring
music in therapeutic and community settings’”. Approaches: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Music Therapy, 9(1), pp. 159–163.
- Testing a community-led music intervention to support antenatal mental health in The Gambia. Sheffield, UK (2021). The 16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition