Bruce is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby, teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Audio Engineering, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He graduated with a 1st class honours in Music Technology and Audio System Design from the University of Derby in 1999. His interest in audio signal processing led him to continue at Derby completing his PhD entitled “An Investigation into the Real-time Manipulation and Control of 3D Sound Fields” in 2004, looking at the issues of generating Ambisonic decoders for irregular speaker arrays and optimisation of binaural/transaural systems. Bruce’s research into Ambisonics has been featured as an impact case study in the national Research Excellence Framework (2014) and his freely available Ambisonic tools continue to be used internationally. Bruce also organises the annual Sounds in Space Research Symposium (since 2011), looking at the artistic and technical aspects of immersive audio.