The purpose of this website is to promote my research as part of my role as Senior Lecturer in Sound Production and Post Production at the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media at the University of York.
I have a background in music and sound design, having been awarded the BA degree in Arts with specialisation in Music and the MA degree in Postproduction with specialisation in Sound Design. My MA dissertation (University of York) focussed on exploring the creation of a new format of sonic art entitled ‘audio film’ that may be considered as an alternative to Audio Description. In 2013 I completed my PhD at the University of York on the importance of virtual acoustics to further our understanding of the York Mystery Plays.
After completing my PhD I joined CoDE (Anglia Ruskin University) as a Senior Research Fellow, where I worked on developing research projects in the fields of sound and acoustics. In 2016 I joined the Department of Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media (University of York).
I am currently supervising a very exciting project by Lidia Alvarez Morales on Cathedral Acoustics, funded by the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. This is the second MSC Fellowship I supervise, as in 2015-2016 I had the pleasure of being the supervisor for Arne Nykänen‘s project ‘Safe and Sound Drive – Design of a serious game for cars to help increase driver skills and lower fuel consumption.’
In September 2020 I am starting work on supervising my third MSC Fellowship, working with Dr Cobi van Tonder on the project ‘Acoustic Atlas: Cultivating the Capacity to Listen.’
I am currently supervising doctoral projects on art installations and engagement; ASMR and mental health; Audio Description of gestures; sound design for participatory theatre productions.