Helena Daffern is currently a Lecturer in Music Technology in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York.
She received a BA (Hons.) degree in music, an M.A. degree in music, and the D.Phil. degree in music technology, all from the University of York, UK, in 2004, 2005, and 2009, respectively, before completing training as a classical singer at Trinity College of Music. Her research utilises interdisciplinary approaches to investigate voice science and acoustics, particularly singing performance, vocal pedagogy, choral singing and singing for health and wellbeing. Recent projects explore the potential of virtual reality to improve access to group singing activities and as a tool for singing performance research.