Current research interests

  • Live sound reinforcement optimization
  • Noise pollution due to outdoor events – assessment and control
  • Diffuse signal processing in live sound
  • Low-frequency sound source localization
  • Calibration techniques for cinema subwoofer systems
  • Low-frequency acoustic modelling (FDTD and image source)
  • Real-time auralization for use at live events and in related education
  • Applications of artificial intelligence in audio engineering and acoustics

PhD Supervision

I’m typically involved in the supervision of a handful of PhD students within the Entertainment Engineering subject area at the University of Derby. Funded PhD studentships or GTA positions regularly become available and I do my best to advertise them here. If you’re interested in doing a PhD in an audio-related topic, feel free to get in touch.

Current PhD students:

  • Ross Hammond (2017 – present), Applications of auralization in live sound reinforcement (1st supervisor)
  • Jonathan Moore (2015 – present), Diffuse signal processing in live sound reinforcement (1st supervisor)
  • Charlie Middlicott (2015 – present), Higher Order Spherical Microphone Array Development for Increased Spatial Resolution (2nd supervisor)
  • Mark Dring (2015 – present), Analysis and optimization of small room acoustics (2nd supervisor)

Industry engagement

Research-related Awards

Past invited talks and tutorials