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Arielle Bonneville-Roussy


  • 011 Montefiore Hall, Froebel


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Personal profile


Arielle Bonneville-Roussy is currently a senior lecturer (associate professor) in music education, music psychology and educational psychology in the School of Education. She is the deputy director of the applies music research group and the course convener of the Sounds of Intent postgraduate programme, as well as being an accomplished musician.

She has received over 150,000 GBP of fellowships and research grants in addition to having received two prestigious research awards: the Reg and Molly Buck Early career research award by SEMPRE and the certificate of academic excellence by the Canadian Psychological Association.

During her work at The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge (2010-2016), she focused on psychometric assessment of musical data in online situations.  Arielle has expertise in applied structural equation modelling, and latent variables modelling, and multilevel analysis. Until April 2016, she was co-leading the Structural Equation Modelling and Mplus courses at the University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre.

Previously a researcher at McGill University, and also at the University of Sherbrooke, University of Quebec in Montreal and Cambridge University, Arielle has wide experience of psychological theories and methods applied to educational and clinical settings. 


PhD in Psychology, University of Cambridge

MSc in Psychology, UQAM

MMus in Clarinet Performance, Laval

BSc in Psychology, UQAM

BMus in music performance, Montreal

Research interests

Music Psychology
Music Education
Educational Psychology
Development of Motivation, Passion and Expertise
Positive Psychology
Performance Psychology

Consultancy work

Consultancy in advanced quantitative research methods for various research centres and higher education institutions, including the Universities of Cambridge, Essex, Greenwich, Leeds, and Paris Nanterre.



PhD Supervisions:

  • Athina Stamou (completed)
  • Rebecca Atkinson
  • Emma Hawksley
  • Emese Hruska
  • Hayley Trower

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Research Output

Impact of maternal depressive symptoms on the development of infant temperament: Cascading effects during the first year of life

Rigato, S., Stets, M., Bonneville-Roussy, A. & Holmboe, K., 10 Apr 2020, In : Social Development. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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The role of cultural values in teacher and student self-efficacy: Evidence from 16 nations

Bonneville-Roussy, A., Bouffard, T., Palikara, O. & Vezeau, C., 26 Aug 2019, In : Contemporary Educational Psychology. 59, 101798.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Inclusion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through Performing Arts’.

Author: Stamou, A., 2018

Supervisor: Ockelford, G. (Supervisor), Terzi, L. (Supervisor) & Bonneville-Roussy, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Repeated music listening: mapping the development of melodic expectations

Author: Trower, H., 10 Sep 2019

Supervisor: Ockelford, A. (Supervisor) & Bonneville-Roussy, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The inclusion of pupils on the autism spectrum through music and dance

Author: Stamou, A., 16 Mar 2017

Supervisor: Ockelford, G. (Supervisor), Terzi, L. (Supervisor) & Bonneville-Roussy, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis