I am a PhD candidate within the College of Engineering & Technology at the University of Derby, focusing on the development of higher order spherical microphone arrays for use with 360 degree immersive content. I hold an MA in Music Production (2014) and a BSc in Music Technology and Production (2013) both from The University of Derby (UK). In the past I've worked as a Research Assistant contributing to the "Guitars with Ambisonic Spatial Performance" project GASP, alongside Duncan Werner (2014) as part of the Creative Technologies Research Group (CTRG), at the UoD whilst working on the MA in Music Production.
My research interests include Higher Order Ambisonic Microphone Array Design, particularly the calibration and optimisation of low-cost higher order arrays for 3D Capture
In recent years an increase in the capture and production of ambisonic material has occurred as a result of companies such as YouTube and Facebook utilising ambisonics for spatial audio playback. There is now a greater need for affordable high order spherical microphone arrays. The current projects listed below cover my work in areas ranging from array calibration and optimisation to the development of software tools for array design and evaluation.