Francis Stevens

Lecturer in Audio and Music Technology

ORCID: 0000-0003-0702-6329


  • Environmental sound measurement
  • Environmental sound modelling
  • Environmental sound evaluation


Francis Stevens received the M.Eng.(Hons.) degree in Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems and the Ph.D. degree in Music Technology, both from the University of York, Heslington, York, U.K., in 2014 and 2019 respectively. His research interests include environmental sound measurement, modelling, and evaluation. He is an Associate Lecturer in Audio and Music Technology in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of York where he teaches, amongst other things, digital signal processing in MATLAB, acoustics and psychoacoustics, synthesiser design, and foundation year electronics. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society.

Highlighted Publications

“Modeling Sparsely Reflecting Outdoor Acoustic Scenes Using the Waveguide Web” – Francis Stevens, Damian T Murphy, Lauri Savioja and Vesa Välimäki

“Soundscape Auralisation And Visualisation: A Cross-Modal Approach To Soundscape Evaluation” – Francis Stevens, Damian T Murphy and Stephen L Smith

“Spatial impulse response measurement in an urban environment” – Francis Stevens and Damian Murphy