Regional Groups


DavidMooreChair – Dr. David Moore (Glasgow Caledonian University)

Dr Moore is an Audio Technology Lecturer and leader of the BSc Audio Technology degree at Glasgow Caledonian University.  He commenced this post in 2009 after completing his PhD at the University of Huddersfield.  His main research interests include: Spatial Audio, and the Effects of Hearing Loss on Music Perception.  He is a member of the AudioLab research group at GCU and is the current chair of the Audio Engineering Society Scottish group.  He was also organiser of the 26th Audio Engineering Society UK Conference on Audio Education.


BenMosleyChair  Ben Mosley (Leeds Beckett University)

Ben Mosley is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University specialising in Audio Engineering and Acoustics. He is Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering course and teaches across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate audio and acoustics modules. After graduating from the University of Derby’s Music Technology and Audio System Design course in the early 2000’s, he worked as an installation engineer, installing recording studios and music technology suites for a range of private sector and educational institutions across the UK. Ben continues to work as a recording engineer and acoustician. He is an associate member of the Institute of Acoustics and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently studying for a DEng in sustainable acoustics and researching into audio education and green audio.


RyanStables_v01 Chair  Ryan Stables (Birmingham City University)

Ryan Stables is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Signal Processing and leader of the Audio Group in the Digital Media Technology (DMT) Lab at Birmingham City University. Ryan has a degree in Sound Engineering and a PhD in Audio Signal Processing, and is currently working in the areas of semantic audio analysis, intelligent music production, data sonification and music informatics. Ryan currently leads The SAFE Project and has recently had both national and international press for his work on semantic music production and cancer diagnostics using sonification.


MarianaLopezChair  Mariana Lopez (CoDE Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University)

Mariana Lopez is a Postdoctoral Researcher at CoDE Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. She has a background in music and sound design, having been awarded the BA degree in Arts with specialisation in Music and the MA degree in Postproduction with specialisation in Sound Design. In 2013 she completed her PhD at the University of York on the application of virtual acoustics to the study of medieval drama.

Mariana has worked as a tutor on several modules on sound and acoustics at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York. 


Chris BarlowChair – Chris Barlow (Southampton Solent University)

Dr Barlow studied Music at the University of Sheffield and Music Technology at the University of York.  He has taught in both the Secondary and Higher education sectors as a specialist in Audio Engineering and Acoustics.  Chris is Director of Solent Acoustics – the university’s acoustic consultancy and training business, and is course leader for the MSc Applied Acoustics.

Always interested in the science of sound, Chris moved into acoustics for his PhD at the University of York, specialising in voice and speech analysis, and completed in 2003 to work in a postdoctoral research fellowship at Leeds College of Music. He moved to Southampton Solent University in 2004 as a lecturer in audio engineering, was made Reader in 2009, Associate Professor in 2012 and Professor in 2016.  Particular interests include audio production, sound design, spatial audio and sound for video games, with recent projects focusing on 3d and virtual reality.

Chris is Chair of the South of England group of the Audio Engineering Society, sits on the Southern Branch committee of the Institute of Acoustics, and also on the UK National Executive of the Audio Engineering Society.   He is also interested in Educational Technology, and has been chair of the International Conference on ICT in Education since 2012.