Gender Diversity in Audio

The music technology and audio industries have historically been very male-dominated. We want to do something about this. We are interested in not only characterising the current state of our industry but also looking forward to what can be done to improve gender diversity in the future.

Associated Publications

J. Brereton, H. Daffern, K. Young, and M. Lovedee-Turner, “Addressing Gender Equality in Music Production: Current Challenges, Opportunities for Change, and Recommendations” in Gender in Music Production, R. Hepworth-Sawyer, J. Hodgson, L. King, and M. Marrington, Eds., Routledge, 2020.

K. Young, M. Lovedee-Turner, J. Brereton and H. Daffern, “The Impact of Gender on Conference Authorship in Audio Engineering: Analysis Using a New Data Collection Method” in IEEE Transactions on Education, Volume 61, Issue 4, pp 328 – 335, 2018. (Additional data visualisation.)

Other Appearances

Gender Equality and the Audio Industries” – Jude Brereton and Kat Young, Panel discussion for the AES UK launch of #HeForShe campaign alignment (video), 2018

“Everything we know about audio perception is wrong (or at least it might be…)” – Jude Brereton and Kat Young, Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces, 2018

“Investigating the genderisation of conferences in the field of audio engineering” – Kat Young, Jude Brereton and Michael Lovedee-Turner, Activating Inclusive Sound Spaces, 2018

Gender balance in audio: how to fix it?” – Jude Brereton, DAFx17 Keynote, 2017

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this project, please email Jude or Kat.