Anthony (Tony) I. Tew

Honorary Fellow

ORCID: 0000-0002-0288-4765


  • Binaural audio
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Morphoacoustics


Tony’s research focuses on the acoustics, psychoacoustics and morphoacoustics of human hearing, with the aim of overcoming some key challenges in spatial audio. He is specifically interested in transferring high performance spatial audio over headphones from the laboratory into consumer technology.
He was part of the team that pioneered morphoacoustic perturbation analysis (MPA), a technique for probing the relationship between human morphology and acoustic auditory cues. Other research he is involved in develops perceptually-robust simplifications in spatial audio, including in morphology data capture, HRTF synthesis, and binaural rendering methods.

Associated Active Projects

  • Near Field Binaural Improvements

Highlighted Publications

“Morphoacoustic Perturbation Analysis: principles and validation” – Anthony I. Tew, Carl T. Hetherington and Jonathan B. Thorpe

“Kernel principal component analysis of the ear morphology” – Reza Zolfaghari, Nicolas Epain, Craig T. Jin, Joan Glaunès and Anthony Tew

“Investigating head-related transfer function smoothing using a sagittal-plane localization model” – Laurence Hobden and Anthony I. Tew