Kim Steele

MSc Student



  • Machine Learning
  • Audio production and post-production
  • Accessibility


Kim graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc(Hons) in Mathematics. She went on to study an MSc in Audio Acoustics at The University of Salford, graduating in 2021. Prior to studying for her degree, Kim worked as a carer for a number of years, which sparked a strong interest in accessible and assistive technology. This, combined with a lifelong passion for music and all things sound led her to her current position at the AudioLab. In November 2021 she began a Masters by Research with the Audio Lab. Her research is focused on using machine learning to streamline accessible audio workflows for broadcast post-production. Her work is funded by XR Stories and is being conducted in collaboration with BBC R&D.

Associated Projects

  • XR-Stories
  • Streamlining production workflows for accessible audio using AI metadata assignment