Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am available to support research relating to sound design, composition with electronics, live performance and improvisation involving electronic sound, sound installation and sonic art.

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I am programme director of the MSc in Sound Design. You are welcome to contact me for more information about the taught and research versions of this programme.

The taught course lasts 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time.

The course handbook is available at the following link:

Schedule and Courses

Semester 1
Sound Design Media
Sound tools, sound libraries, audio editing and basic sound sync
Sonic Structures 
Industrial Sound Design, Max MSP programming and prototype design
Media and Culture 
Design and cultural theory

Semester 2
Interactive Sound Environments
Web design, multimedia sound design, interaction design, computer games audio
Sound and Fixed Media
Film sound analysis, sound design for moving image, surround sound
Digital Media Studio Project 
Interactive sound design beyond the desktop, sound art and interactive devices

Final Project
Collaborative or individual research into a sound design topic of your choice

Research students

Recently completed PhD projects:

First supervisor

Vangelis Lympouridis

Sean Williams

Current PhD Projects


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Music, Portfolio of compositions - computer music, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Master of Music, Portfolio of compositions, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

Bachelor of Music, An analysis of György Ligeti's Violin Concerto, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996


  • M Music
  • computer music
  • sound design
  • improvisation
  • live electronics
  • NX Arts in general
  • sound installation
  • sonic art


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