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Marcy Palejova

PhD Researcher

Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
Music therapy

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

Email: [email protected]


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 the induction of better sleep. The study’s positive results prompted her to continue developing applications of music therapy tools for sleep disturbances.

Her professional experience as a clinical hypnotherapist, conducting scientific studies and market research for health-tech companies, complements her broader understanding of consumer use of health therapeutics. She is a founding member of OntoSync and ESRA Lab, focusing on designing music therapy integration studies.

Marcy’s continuous interest in the clinical use of music led to a PhD programme aiming to establish the Integration 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 who enjoys creative activities such as painting and novel outlooks on the intersection between art, indigenous wisdom, and technology, promoting harmony with nature.

Research interests

Areas of expertise

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