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Professor Jude Brereton BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD, SFHEA
Professor in Audio and Music Technologies



Jude Brereton is Professor of Audio and Music Technologies in the School of Arts and Creative Technologies at the University of York, UK. She is also Co-Director and Skills and Training Lead for the Screen Industries Growth Network.

Her teaching covers audio signal processing, psychoacoustics, spatial audio and virtual acoustics, music performance analysis and voice analysis and synthesis at both postgraduate and undergraduate level..

Until 2022 she was Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor in  the Department of Electronic Engineering, where she led a number of outreach activities specifically aiming to  attract a more diverse range of students to consider Engineering at University. This work complemented her role as founder and chair of the Electronic Engineering Equality and Diversity Committee, which saw the department achieve an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to gender equality.

Jude is committed to improving gender equality in HE, specifically in STEM and Digital Creativity by establishing an inclusive learning environment where students of all backgrounds are supported to reach their full potential and thrive. She aims to provide innovative, interesting and challenging teaching and learning experiences for all students, conveying the excitement of developing new technologies and gaining a deeper understanding of our relationship with sound and audio.

Her research interests include: inclusion in STEM and digital creative technology education; the performance and perception in virtual acoustic environments; the use of spatial sound to enhance performer and listener experience and interaction; the analysis, perception and evaluation of musical performance.

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.


Full publications list

Please see Jude's PURE database entry for a full list of publications.



Areas of expertise:

  • Skills and Training in Creative Technologies
  • Inclusive Education
  • Virtual Acoustics
  • Music Performance Analysis
  • Interactive Sonification
  • Voice Analysis and Synthesis

Contact details

Professor Jude Brereton
School of Arts and Creative Technologies
University of York
YO10 5GB

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 2570
Fax: +44 (0)1904 32 2335