Shelly Coyne

Shelly Coyne is a member of The Institute for Music in Human and Social Development at Edinburgh University with a research interest in community music for people who have experienced homelessness. Her PhD, to be completed in 2019, explores choirs and community singing groups in Rio and across the UK set up for singers who are homeless. She has taught extensively across Scottish universities and colleges of higher education, lecturing in community music and teaching Psychology of Music. Shelly has worked as a community musician for over twenty years, running choirs and community groups in areas of multiple deprivation, prisons and homeless day centres. She set up the community music charity Givin’ it Laldie in the Gorbals in Glasgow in 2010, where she designed a successful community-based programme training community musicians. Shelly co-researched and authored a Review of Arts and Homelessness in Scotland in 2018, for With One Voice, The International Arts and Homeless Movement, the first review of its kind in the UK.