Katie Rose holds two undergraduate degrees from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She holds one BA in Music with an emphasis in vocal performance and choral conducting and another in psychology. She obtained a MSc in Music, Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2015. She spent two years working part-time as a research assistant at Nordoff Robbins and has worked with other charities, such as Choirs Beating Time and Age UK, looking at the impact of choirs on peoples’ well-being. She is currently a PhD student at Goldsmiths under the supervision for Prof. Lauren Stewart and co-supervised by Prof Vivette Glover at Imperial College London. Her research is investigating emotion perception changes during pregnancy, using vocalizations and music as tools to measure these potential perceptual changes. She is also researching how music can also be used to a tool to help support pregnant women, in The Gambia and the UK, who may be experiencing maternal mental distress.