Dr. Jude Brereton — York Mediale

Dr. Jude Brereton

As Senior Lecturer (T&S) in Audio and Music Technology, Department of Electronic Engineering, Jude teaches a number of modules in the areas of acoustics, psyscho-acoustics, virtual acoustics and auralization, music performance analysis, voice analysis and synthesis on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. She designed the department’s popular MSc in Audio and Music Technology and was programme leader until 2017.

Jude is heavily involved in an outreach and public engagement activities including a community-based project ‘Tang Hall Dynamo’ to raise the profile of creative engineering amongst young people through music and art workshops.

Until 2017 she was chair of the Electronic Engineering Equality and Diversity Committee and lead the department to gain an Athena SWAN bronze award for its commitment to gender equality. She is still committed to improving gender equality in HE and often gives keynote presentations on the subject, as well as serving as a Chair for UK Athena SWAN assessment panels.

Her research interests include: the design and perception of spatial sound in virtual auditory environments; the use of spatial sound to enhance performer and listener experience and interaction; the analysis, perception and evaluation of musical performance; the analysis and synthesis of the human voice. In 2008 Jude was the winner of the British Voice Association Van Lawrence Prize for Voice Research.

Before beginning her academic career she worked in arts and music administration and is still active in promoting research-inspired music and theatre events for public engagement and outreach.

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