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Dr. Jude Brereton  BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD, SFHEA 

Senior Lecturer; Undergraduate Admissions Tutor

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

Research Area: Communication Technologies » Audio and acoustics

Areas of Expertise: Spatial Audio, Interactive Sonification, Virtual Acoustics, Music Performance Analysis, Voice Analysis and Synthesis 



Jude Brereton is a Senior Lecturer (T&S) in Audio and Music Technology, Deparment of Electronic Engineering,  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 department's popular MSc in Audio and Music Technology and was programme leader until 2017.

Jude is currently Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the Department and working hard to improve diversity and inclusion in engineering programmes. She is heavily invovled in a outreach and public engagement activities, including a community-based project 'Tang Hall Digital' 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 an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its committment 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