Caitlyn Marie Trevor

Cognitive Psychology Researcher | Sound & Music Perception Specialist | Aspiring UX Researcher

I am a cognitive psychology researcher with 8+ years of experience designing and managing innovative research programs studying human perception and behavior. I have particular expertise researching music perception, especially how music and sounds convey emotions. I am eager to leverage my strong foundation in experimental design, statistical analysis, and data interpretation towards pivoting into User Experience Research.  

Before having my daughter, I was a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Music at the University of Birmingham where I taught courses on Music Cognition and Music & Emotion with a focus on research methods. Prior to that position, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher working with Sascha Frühholz in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zurich. 

I received my PhD in Music Theory from Ohio State University (OSU) (December 2018). While there, I worked with David Huron as part of the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory and taught undergraduate music theory and aural skills. Previously, I completed a Masters of Music in Cello Performance (August 2018) and a Masters of the Arts in Music Theory (May 2016) from OSU, as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Music (May 2014) from Illinois Wesleyan University. 

While working on my degrees, I managed small private cello studios in Chicago and Columbus. I also composed for film and theater and performed electroacoustic works as part of the OSU Sonic Arts Ensemble. See my Media page for audio and film clips of some of my work.    

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