Knowledge Transfer

In addition to supporting peer-learning activities and public engagement with research, I am deeply committed to activities aiming at ‘transferring knowledge’ from inside universities to the world at large.

My own PhD research examined perceptual constancy in real-room listening (in the domain of speech sciences). I undertook a series of listening experiments to test hypotheses about the manner and timescales at which human listeners adapt to the room, and built a computational model that simulates the main characteristics of this compensation mechanism.

Following this, I worked in software engineering projects at the University of Sheffield that aimed to encapsulate certain principles of human audition in machine listeners for educational, clinical and industrial applications. I contributed to the research design and resulting codebase for tools in computer assisted pronunciation training, conversational rehabilitation for cochlear implant users, and for bedside snore detection and assessment via smartphone. Further links:

I moved to the University of Leeds in 2017 to join a project exploring the music listening behaviour of people with hearing aids, maintaining my collaboration with the Medical Physics division of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

I have contributed to a number of industry-facing publications and events, as follows:

2019

  • A. E. Greasley, H. Crook, and A. V. Beeston, “Hearing Aids for Music: Findings and recommendations for hearing aid users, audiologists, manufacturers and researchers,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Final report. 25 Apr, 2019.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Greasley:2019stakeholder,
    author = {Greasley, A. E. and Crook, H. and Beeston, A. V.},
    year = {2019},
    title = {{Hearing Aids for Music: Findings and recommendations for hearing aid users, audiologists, manufacturers and researchers}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Final report. 25 Apr},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2019/04/Hearing-aids-for-music-findings-and-recommendations-25-April-2019.pdf},
    month = apr
    }

2018

  • H. Crook, A. E. Greasley, and A. V. Beeston, “Music counselling and fitting: A guide for audiologists,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Leaflet for audiologists, version 1.0, published 24 Sep, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Crook:2018troubleshoot,
    author = {Crook, H. and Greasley, A. E. and Beeston, A. V.},
    year = {2018},
    title = {{Music counselling and fitting: A guide for audiologists}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Leaflet for audiologists, version 1.0, published 24 Sep},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/},
    month = Sep
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, “Unmaking acoustics: Bio-inspired sound information retrieval for an audio-driven artwork,” in 4th Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP2018), Huddersfield, UK. Invited talk. 14 Sep, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link] [watch]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2018wimp,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Unmaking acoustics: Bio-inspired sound information retrieval for an audio-driven artwork}},
    booktitle = {{4th Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP2018)}},
    year = {2018},
    address = {Huddersfield, UK. Invited talk. 14 Sep},
    link = {https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutes-centres/apl/events/wimp18/},
    watch = {https://youtu.be/d90uHa2FbRo},
    month = sep
    }

  • M. Chasin, A. E. Greasley, H. Crook, A. V. Beeston, and B. C. J. Moore, “A glossary of terms for music listening with hearing aids,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Online document for audiologists and hearing aid users, version 1.0, published 4 Sep, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Chasin:2018glossary,
    author = {Chasin, M and Greasley, Alinka E. and Crook, H. and Beeston, A. V. and Moore, B. C. J.},
    year = {2018},
    title = {{A glossary of terms for music listening with hearing aids}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Online document for audiologists and hearing aid users, version 1.0, published 4 Sep},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/glossary/},
    month = sep
    }

  • H. Crook, A. E. Greasley, and A. V. Beeston, “Starting out with a music program: Quickstart clinic guide,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Leaflet for audiologists, version 1.0, published 6 June, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Crook:2018quickstart,
    author = {Crook, Harriet and Greasley, Alinka E and Beeston, Amy V},
    year = {2018},
    title = {{Starting out with a music program: Quickstart clinic guide}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Leaflet for audiologists, version 1.0, published 6 June},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/},
    month = Jun
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, “Affordances, constraints and conventions in developing technologies to assist human listening,” in Institute of Acoustics, Yorkshire and North East Branch Meeting, Sheffield, UK. Invited talk. 25 Jan, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link] [slides]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2018ioa,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Affordances, constraints and conventions in developing technologies to assist human listening}},
    booktitle = {{Institute of Acoustics, Yorkshire and North East Branch Meeting}},
    year = {2018},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Invited talk. 25 Jan},
    link = {https://www.ioa.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=335&reset=1},
    slides = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/slides/Beeston_IOA_Jan2018.pdf},
    month = jan
    }

  • C. Pike and A. V. Beeston, “Applications of perceptual psychology and neuroscience to audio engineering problems,” in Audio Engineering Society, North of England Group Meeting, York, UK. Invited talk, 29 Jan, 2018.
    [BibTeX] [link] [slides] [watch]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2018aes,
    author = {Pike, Cleopatra and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Applications of perceptual psychology and neuroscience to audio engineering problems}},
    booktitle = {{Audio Engineering Society, North of England Group Meeting}},
    year = {2018},
    address = {York, UK. Invited talk, 29 Jan},
    link = {http://www.aes-uk.org/forthcoming-meetings/applications-of-perceptual-psychology-and-neuroscience-to-audio-engineering-problems/},
    slides = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/slides/PikeBeeston_AESYork_Jan2018.pdf},
    watch = {https://youtu.be/CH-8VmCAUWk},
    month = jan
    }

2017

  • A. E. Greasley, H. Crook, and A. V. Beeston, “Music listening with hearing aids,” in Hearing aids for music project resources, Leaflet for hearing aid users, version 1.0, published 12 Sep, 2017.
    [BibTeX] [link]
    @inproceedings{Greasley:2017patient,
    author = {Greasley, A. E. and Crook, H. and Beeston, A. V.},
    year = {2017},
    title = {{Music listening with hearing aids}},
    booktitle = {{Hearing aids for music project resources}},
    address={Leaflet for hearing aid users, version 1.0, published 12 Sep},
    link={https://musicandhearingaids.org/resources/},
    month = Sep
    }

  • A. Beeston, G. Dolcetti, and M. Nicolao, “Acoustics Exchange: a community to span all areas of sound,” Institute of Acoustics: Acoustics Bulletin (Jan/Feb edition). Review, vol. 42, iss. 1, 2017.
    [BibTeX] [link] [paper]
    @article{Beeston:2017ioaj,
    author = {Amy Beeston and Giulio Dolcetti and Mauro Nicolao},
    title = {{Acoustics Exchange: a community to span all areas of sound}},
    journal = {{Institute of Acoustics: Acoustics Bulletin (Jan/Feb edition). Review}},
    year = {2017},
    volume = {42},
    number = {1},
    paper = {https://www.ioa.org.uk/sites/default/files/Acoustics\%20Bulletin\%20January-February\%202017.pdf#page=7},
    link = {https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/acoustics-exchange},
    month = jan
    }

2016

  • C. Pike and A. V. Beeston, “The Algorithmic Ear,” in Radio TechCon, The UK radio industry’s engineering and technology conference, Arts Theatre, London, UK. Invited talk. 28 Nov, 2016.
    [BibTeX] [link] [slides]
    @inproceedings{Pike:2016radio,
    author = {Pike, Cleopatra and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{The Algorithmic Ear}},
    booktitle = {{Radio TechCon, The UK radio industry's engineering and technology conference, Arts Theatre}},
    year = {2016},
    address = {London, UK. Invited talk. 28 Nov},
    link = {https://www.radiotechcon.com/2016/},
    slides = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/slides/PikeBeeston_RadioTechCon2016.pdf},
    month = nov
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, “Environmental robustness and healthcare-related sound technologies,” in Acoustics Exchange Day, Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 13 Sep, 2016.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2016exchange,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Environmental robustness and healthcare-related sound technologies}},
    booktitle = {{Acoustics Exchange Day}},
    year = {2016},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 13 Sep},
    url = {https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/acoustics-exchange},
    month = sep
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, “Assessing snore sounds in the bedroom,” in Human Communications Technology (HCT) Research Morning, Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare, Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 24 Jun, 2016.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2016hct,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Assessing snore sounds in the bedroom}},
    booktitle = {{Human Communications Technology (HCT) Research Morning, Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare}},
    year = {2016},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Oral presentation. 24 Jun},
    month = jun
    }

  • C. Pike and A. V. Beeston, “Human perception and listening by machines,” in 140th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Paris, France. Panelist (Workshop W17). 7 Jun, 2016.
    [BibTeX] [link] [slides]
    @inproceedings{Pike:2016aes,
    author = {Pike, Cleopatra and Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Human perception and listening by machines}},
    booktitle = {{140th Audio Engineering Society Convention}},
    year = {2016},
    address = {Paris, France. Panelist (Workshop W17). 7 Jun},
    link = {http://www.aes.org/events/140/workshops/?ID=4901},
    slides = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/slides/PikeBeeston_AES140_Jun2016.pdf},
    month = jun
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, “Machine listening for healthcare applications used in domestic audio environments,” in Quick Fire Research Carousel, Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare, Sheffield, UK. Lightening talk. 26 Jan, 2016.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2016catch,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V},
    title = {{Machine listening for healthcare applications used in domestic audio environments}},
    booktitle = {{Quick Fire Research Carousel, Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare}},
    year = {2016},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Lightening talk. 26 Jan},
    month = jan
    }

2015

  • A. V. Beeston and G. J. Brown, “Auditory models for robust analysis of snoring in domestic recordings,” in Newcastle Sleep 2015, The British Sleep Society Scientific conference, Newcastle, UK. Poster. 22-24 Oct, 2015.
    [BibTeX] [paper]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2015bss,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V and Brown, Guy J},
    title = {{Auditory models for robust analysis of snoring in domestic recordings}},
    booktitle = {{Newcastle Sleep 2015, The British Sleep Society Scientific conference}},
    year = {2015},
    address = {Newcastle, UK. Poster. 22-24 Oct},
    paper = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/papers/BSS_2015_BeestonBrown.pdf},
    month = oct
    }

  • A. V. Beeston, G. J. Brown, and X. Wang, “Assessing snore sounds recorded in the home via smartphone,” in Listening in the Wild, London, UK. Poster. 28 Aug, 2015.
    [BibTeX] [poster]
    @inproceedings{Beeston:2015litw,
    author = {Beeston, Amy V and Brown, Guy J and Wang, Xibo},
    title = {{Assessing snore sounds recorded in the home via smartphone}},
    booktitle = {{Listening in the Wild}},
    year = {2015},
    address = {London, UK. Poster. 28 Aug},
    poster = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/Poster_LITW2015.pdf},
    month = aug
    }

2014

  • H. Crook, E. Bradley, B. Wells, G. J. Brown, A. V. Beeston, and E. Kurtić, “Rehabilitative software to improve participation in multi-speaker talk for cochlear implant users.,” in 11th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Audiology, Bournemouth, UK. Abstract. 20-21 Nov, 2014.
    [BibTeX]
    @inproceedings{Crook:2014baa,
    author = {Crook, Harriet and Bradley, Erica and Wells, Bill and Brown, Guy J and Beeston, Amy V and Kurti\'{c}, Emina},
    title = {Rehabilitative software to improve participation in multi-speaker talk for cochlear implant users.},
    booktitle = {{11th Annual Conference of the British Academy of Audiology}},
    year = {2014},
    address = {Bournemouth, UK. Abstract. 20-21 Nov},
    month = nov,
    }

  • H. Crook, E. Bradley, G. J. Brown, B. Wells, A. V. Beeston, and E. Kurtić, “A framework for multidisciplinary project work with cochlear implant users: Involving CI users in developing rehabilitation tools to improve performance in multi-speaker conversation,” in 51st Inner Ear Biology Workshop (IEB 2014), Sheffield, UK. Poster. 31 Aug-2 Sep, 2014.
    [BibTeX] [poster]
    @inproceedings{Crook:2014ieb,
    author = {Crook, Harriet and Bradley, Erica and Brown, Guy J and Wells, Bill and Beeston, Amy V and Kurti\'{c}, Emina},
    title = {{A framework for multidisciplinary project work with cochlear implant users: Involving CI users in developing rehabilitation tools to improve performance in multi-speaker conversation}},
    booktitle = {{51st Inner Ear Biology Workshop (IEB 2014)}},
    year = {2014},
    address = {Sheffield, UK. Poster. 31 Aug-2 Sep},
    poster = {http://staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/A.Beeston/dl/Poster_IEB2014.pdf},
    month = aug,
    }