Mae diddordebau ymchwil Dr Ivaldi ym meysydd seicoleg cerddoriaeth a rhyngweithio cymdeithasol, yn arbennig dadansoddi siarad mewn cyd-destunau cerddorol. Ymhlith ei meysydd diddordeb blaenorol y mae ymgysylltiad pobl ifanc â cherddoriaeth, eu modelau rôl, a'u hunaniaethau cerddorol.
Antonia’s background has been in the field of music psychology, gaining a BSc (Hons) in psychology with music before completing an MSc and PhD in music psychology at the Unit for the Study of Musical Skill and Development at Keele University. Her main research and teaching interests are in the areas of social interaction, the social psychology of music, coaching, and engagement with the outdoors for the promotion of wellbeing and development. Antonia has extensive administration experience in teaching and learning, and research. She is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), and is a qualified coach (ILM Level 7).Since joining the Department of Psychology in 2010 Antonia has served as Director of Learning and Teaching and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Psychology (2010-2016) where duties have centred around assuring and enhancing quality and in sharing best practice through the design of numerous teaching resources and in the reviewing of assessments, feedback practices, programme schemes and modules. These activities were critical to successfully gaining BPS accreditation in 2013, and in informing the QAA (2012) and Departmental (2014) reviews. She established and chaired the department’s learning and teaching committee, whilst also sitting on university learning and teaching committees, and the university’s unfair practice committee. She has also served as Senior Personal Tutor and Admissions Tutor.
Mae Dr Ivaldi yn Olygydd Cyswllt ar gyfer y cyfnodolyn ar-lein Music Performance Research, a bu'n Gadeirydd ar y Music, Identity and Social Interaction Conference a gynhaliwyd yng Ngholeg Cerdd Brenhinol y Gogledd, Manceinion. Mae Antonia hefyd yn Seicolegydd Siartredig.
Mae ei phynciau dysgu yn cynnwys seicoleg gymdeithasol a dulliau ymchwil ansoddol.