Damian Murphy

(C) 2009 John Houlihan / witness.co.uk

Professor of Sound and Music Computing

Email: damian.murphy@york.ac.uk
Website: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~dtm3/
OpenAir: http://www.openairlib.net/
XR Stories: https://xrstories.co.uk/
XR Network+: https://xrnetworkplus.xrstories.co.uk/
Twitter: twitter.com/SoundLabArtist
ORCID: 0000-0002-6676-9459


  • Virtual Acoustics
  • Physical Modelling
  • Spatial Audio


Damian Murphy is Professor in Sound and Music Computing at the AudioLab in the School of Physics, Engineering and Technology at the University of York, UK, where his research focuses on the development and creative application of immersive audio and virtual acoustic modelling. He is an active sound artist, and the Director of the XR Stories Creative Industries R&D Partnership and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council XR Network+ project, both exploring the next generation of convergent immersive and interactive media technologies for the UK’s creative industries and wider digital economy.

Associated Active Projects

  • Machine Learning in Acoustic Wave Propagation Problems
  • Hybrid Room Acoustic Simulation
  • Next Generation Immersive Audio Experiences
  • Soundscape modelling and evaluation

Highlighted Publications

Foteinou, A. and Murphy, D., Cooper, J.P.D. An Acoustic Reconstruction of the House of Commons, c. 1820–1834. Acoustics 20235, 193-215. https://doi.org/10.3390/acoustics5010012

Popp, C. and Murphy, D.T., Creating Audio Object-Focused Acoustic Environments for Room-Scale Virtual Reality. Appl. Sci. 202212, 7306. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12147306

Durbridge, S. and D.T. Murphy, D.T., Assessment of soundscapes using self-report and physiological measures, Acta Acustica, 7 (2023) 6, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/aacus/2022059

Harrison, J., Archer-Boyd,  A.W., Francombe, J., Pike, C., and Murphy D.T., The relationship between environmental context and attentional engagement in podcast listening experiences, Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 2023, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1074320