Dr Iain McGregor

Lecturer in Sound Design, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr Iain McGregor researches sound design and listening at Edinburgh Napier University, where he is also the Programme leader for both the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Sound Design. He gained his PhD in Soundscape Mapping: Comparing Listening Experiences in 2011. Iain runs the Centre for Interaction Design’s Auralisation suite, which is a dedicated 24.4 channel surround sound facility for conducting listening tests. He is currently working on a diverse range of projects, ranging from listeners' experiences of retail environments, through to the use of sound in film and video games. Iain is also an experienced Sound Engineer who has been fortunate enough to work with the Bolshoi Opera, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, as well as artists such as Ravi Shankar and Nina Simone, amongst others.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Computing, Edinburgh Napier University


  • 2014 
    Edinburgh Napier University, Pg Cert
  • 2011 
    Edinburgh Napier University, PhD
  • 2001 
    Edinburgh Napier University, MSc
  • 1996 
    Edinburgh Napier University, BA (Hons)
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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