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Staff Spotlight – Adam Hill

This week’s staff spotlight showcases Adam Hill, Associate Professor of Electroacoustics at the University of Derby, who channels his expertise in electroacoustics, sound reinforcement, and signal processing in his work at the university. His journey from the USA to Derby was fueled by the allure of teaching and researching around live event engineering. Adam’s most […]

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Staff Spotlight – Paul Shields

This week we feature Paul Shields, Senior Lecturer in Applied Acoustics at the University of Derby, who brings extensive expertise in environmental acoustics, particularly in rail, industry, and construction. He chose Derby for its fantastic team, facilities, and opportunities to inspire the next generation of acousticians. Excited about the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence and […]

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Staff Spotlight – Gez Ruggiero

Gez Ruggiero, Technical Instructor at the University of Derby, brings a diverse background in sound and music to our Entetainment Engineering subject area. Originating from Rhyl, North Wales, Gez’s journey encompassed music studies at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, followed by engagements in electronic music performance, theatre, and live event engineering. Joining […]

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Staff Spotlight – Kit Lane

Introducing Kit Lane, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of BSc (Hons) Sound, Light, and Live Event Engineering at the University of Derby. Kit’s journey began as a theatre technician and production manager before transitioning to academia in 2006. With expertise in production management, video design, lighting, and more, Kit brings a wealth of industry knowledge […]

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Paper Spotlight – A critical analysis of inaudibility criteria

This week we look at “Inaudibility criteria and alternative methods for controlling music noise levels from late night entertainment,” by James Gardner, Gareth Hance, and Adam Hill, which looks into the complex issue of managing noise from late-night venues without dampening the spirit of live entertainment. This paper is crucial for policymakers, venue owners, and […]

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Staff Spotlight – Mark Dring

This week’s staff spotlight features Mark Dring, Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead for Acoustics at the University of Derby. With a mission to elevate listening experiences, Mark’s expertise spans acoustics, auralization, and spatial audio across multiple programs. Returning to Derby in 2013 felt like a full circle moment for Mark, an alumnus of the university […]

Charbel Hourani presenting his research.

EARLab staff and students present five papers at international conference

Last week, members of the University of Derby Electro-Acoustics Research Lab (EARLab) traveled to Bristol for the 39th annual Institute of Acoustics Reproduced Sound conference. The conference represents the cutting edge of modern audio and acoustics and allows consultants, manufacturers, contractors, end users, academics, and students to mingle and share insights and information. There were […]