Kaja Korošec

Kaja Korošec

Phd Student
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 23, 14183 Huddinge
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 Center for Social Sustainability, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • My background is in classical music and psychology, and I am currently a doctoral student at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Karolinska Institute as a part of their new collaboration programme, Music and Health.

    My doctoral project focuses on music, autism, and well-being. While the intersection between music and autism has been studied for the past 80 years, autistic people’s subjective experiences of music have been largely disregarded. The purpose of this project is to bring forward the subjective perspectives and experiences of autistic adults and investigate what it means to them to be able to engage in music(king) in their day-to-day lives and how music(king) might positively or negatively affect their well-being. The first half of the project is based on interviews with autistic adults, and in the second half, we will use survey data to investigate the underlying mechanisms connecting music and well-being.

    2009–2013 Violin (western classical),
    The Maribor Conservatory for Music and Ballet, Slovenia

    2013–2016 Psychology – bachelor’s degree

  • Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Slovenia

    2016–2019 Psychology – master’s degree

  • Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    2020– ongoing: PhD in Medical Science

  • Royal College of music and Karolinska Institute, Sweden


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