Jude Brereton is a Professor (T&S) in Audio and Music Technology, teaching on a number modules in the areas of acoustics, psyschoacoustics, virtual acoustics and auralization, music performance analysis, voice analysis and synthesis on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. She designed the Electronic Engineering Department's popular MSc in Audio and Music Technology and was programme leader until 2017.
Jude was Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the Electronic Engineering Department and worked hard to improve diversity and inclusion in engineering programmes. She is heavily involved in a outreach and public engagement activities, including a community-based project 'Tang Hall Digital' to raise the profile of creative engineering among 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 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 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; the analysis and synthesis of the human voice. In 2008 Jude was 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.
An up to date publications list and information on current projects and activities is available on my website
Spatial Audio, Interactive Sonification, Virtual Acoustics, Music Performance Analysis, Voice Analysis and Synthesis