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Hello and welcome to my website! I’m spending some time this summer preparing new posts for this site, so please stay tu

Shortlist for Health Humanities Medal 2018

Well done to Alinka and Harriet! The Hearing aids for Music project has propelled them into the “Inspiration Award̶

Scholarship at The New Centre for Research & Practice

I’m very grateful to the New Centre for Research & Practice for a scholarship to join Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s se

Timbre is a many-splendored thing!

Well, that was refreshing! It was an enormous relief to get out of the Montreal heatwave this week and shelter deep in the bow

Workshop on Intelligent Music Production

I’ve been invited to talk at this year’s Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, taking place in Huddersfield on

Composer-Curator award from Sound and Music

With massive appreciation for my collaborators Lucy Cheesman and Deborah Egan, I’m very excited to announce that our cre

Thank you iZotope!

I’d like to say a huge thank you to iZotope for funding my membership of the Audio Engineering Society this year. ItR

Survey: Music listening with hearing aids

Calling all hearing aid users! Our ‘Hearing aids for Music’ project at University of Leeds (UK) is looking for peo

An artist residency in motherhood

An Artist Residency in Motherhood is the reframing of parenthood as a valuable site for creative practice, rather than an obst

YSWN networks meetup 2018

Sun 25th March, 2018 Yorkshire Dance, Leeds Info link (at YSWN website) Booking via eventbrite

UK Psychoacoustics meeting

I travelled to Bristol earlier this week for an EPSRC/MRC meeting on Changing perceptions: Hearing, Psychoacoustics and ICT,

Guest blogpost for WiMIR

I was invited to write a blogpost for the Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR) community. I’ve titled my post &#

Carpentries Instructor

I’ve completed my ‘instructor training’ and am now a qualified member of the Software Carpentry team, teachi

Audio Engineering Society talk

I’ve just received a link to the video of my AES in York – many thanks to Mariana Lopez and Cleo Pike for inviting and

Institute of Acoustics talk

I was invited to present some recent work and current thoughts to my local meeting of the Institute of Acoustics. A. V. Beesto

Unmaking Acoustics

I always love this calm spot around the Winter solstice – a moment to reflect on the year drawing to a close… I’m re

Field studies 2017: Listening after Pauline Oliveros

I’ve been invited to reflect on machine listening in the Field Studies 2017: Listening After Pauline Oliveros event whi

Fun Palace (and more)

Along with several other SONA members, I’ll be helping families explore the sense of hearing with a Makey-Makey fruit or

Guest blogpost for Software Sustainability Institute

A blogpost I wrote earlier this month after attending the Carpentries Instructor Training course has just gone live. In it I r

Culture and the City

I’ve been asked to talk on behalf of – and about – SONA at the upcoming Sheffield Creative Guild Culture and the Cit

Hearing aids for music conference

Next week we are hosting our international conference on Hearing Aids For Music in Leeds. Our project site contains a blogpost

Improvised Photographs Exhibition

I was commissioned to simulate a pinhole camera exposure for two screen-based works in Mark Summers’ Improvised Photogr

Perception of isolated chords

It’s felt very restoring to immerse myself fully in music psychology topics this summer. I’m pleased that our pap

Hearing aids for music

This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Research from the field of music psychology – a sub-disc

University of Leeds

I joined the University of Leeds as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Music Psychology in July 2017 to work on the AHRC-funded

Everything flows exhibition

Rose Butler’s digital installation “Come and Go”, with audio by Mark Summers and yours truly, has been selec

Machine listening in artistic contexts

Much research effort is spent worldwide on speech, education and medical applications of machine listening. On a personal leve

Survey: Room awareness and sound adaptation

Here is the link to my new survey which investigates approaches to room adaptation in live music and sound art: http://tinyurl

YSWN networks meetup 2017

Sat 4th March, 2017 Heritage Quays, Huddersfield Info link (at YSWN website) Booking via eventbrite I contributed the followin

Science while you sleep

Researchers’ Night opens our doors to the public so you can find out about the research that goes on at the University of Sh

Survey: Sound awareness and listening habits

Since it’s World Listening Day today it seems a good time to share the link for our new survey of sound awareness and li

Collaborations workshop: PeerJ Preprint

Our paper from the Software Sustainability Institute’s ‘Collaborations Workshop’ is now out at PeerJ Preprin

Catalyst: Festival of Creativity

Please visit sonawomen.co.uk for full details of this project, including workshop info and video documentation. Our project ev

SONA

Born out of regular Sheffield meet-ups of the Yorkshire Sound Women Network, SONA is a Sheffield-based group which fosters ski

Come and Go at The Lowry, Salford Quays

Along with Mark Summers (improviser ± computer), I have been working on sound design for a new dual-screen installation by R

Come and Go

I was pleased to work on the audio design and mix for the dual-screen installation Come and Go by Rose Butler. Shown in The Lo

Yorkshire Sound Women Network

I’m a member of the working group of the Yorkshire Sound Women Network, a community formed this summer with the gloriou

Acoustic detection of snoring

This project is funded by means of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership grant from Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy B

Sound in mind

Sound in Mind was formed in 2014 as a multidisciplinary collective exploring, researching and promoting education, health and

Simultaneous talk for cochlear implant users

This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council under its Follow on Fund for Impact and Engagement scheme w

Expressive timing in music

This project is funded by a Sheffield University ‘wider participation’ grant which supports the development of an

Speech technology for language learning

In collaboration with our industrial partners, we develop computer-assisted pronunciation training tools for Dutch learners of

Perceptual constancy in audition

My PhD research was funded within an EPSRC project on perceptual constancy in audition. Reverberation poses a problem for arti

University of Sheffield

I have been affiliated with the University of Sheffield since beginning my PhD in 2008, and am currently a visiting academic i