I am a Senior Lecturer in Audio Technology at the University of Salford. I graduated in 2004 with a PhD in Room Acoustics and Psychoacoustics from the University of Salford. After that I was a Research Fellow with a Marie Curie research fellowship at the Danish Technical University, and have been lecturing in the UK since 2005.
My research interests span room acoustics, sound reproduction and auditory perception, in particular, the assessment of how an acoustic environment, technology or psychological state impacts on the perception of sound. I work on a number of EPSRC and Royal Society funded research projects and PhD projects, looking at perceptual aspects affecting auditory awareness, attention and perceived quality in technologies such as virtual reality, spatial audio and mobile infotainment systems. I am also a keen student on aspects of Human evolution, perception and brain function.
I am part of a cross-disciplinary EPSRC funded network, focusing on Acoustics and Music of British Pre-history. My work on the acoustics of Stonehenge, has been reported in an article in the New Scientist, presented in a documentary on The History Channel and featured on news and information sites, such as the BBC and The Guardian.
I am a member of the Institute of Acoustics, the Audio Engineering Society, the CiKTN (Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network) and Immerse UK. I am on the Technical Committee for ‘Perception and Subjective Evaluation of Audio Signals’ for the Audio Engineering Society. I have been invited to present special lectures for the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Acoustics and the Audio Engineering Society.