Nellinne Ranaweera

Nellinne is currently a PhD candidate in Music Psychology at the RNCM.  Her research interests include music, health and wellbeing in musicians. 

More specifically, her work examines the role of leisure activities in musicians’ wellbeing. 

Nellinne completed her first degree in Music and Psychology at University of Keele, Staffordshire, followed by a Master of Research in Music (Hons) examining the role of music as a leisure activity in comparison with hand-knitting, and the extent to which these leisure activities contribute to individuals’ wellbeing. 

Nellinne is also a pianist and teaches music in the conventional and Suzuki methods.  She is undertaking level 4 Suzuki piano teacher training at the British Suzuki Institute.