Jude Brereton

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Senior Lecturer in Audio and Music Technology

Email: jude.brereton@york.ac.uk
Website: judebrereton.wordpress.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/judebrereton


    • Perception and performance in virtual acoustic environments
    • Voice synthesis and analysis
    • Analysis, perception and evaluation of musical performance


Jude Brereton is a Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship) in Audio and Music Technology and teaches on a variety of modules in the areas of acoustics, psychoacoustics, interfacing for audio and music and music performance analysis. She designed the department’s popular MSc in Audio and Music Technology and was programme leader until 2017.

Jude is currently Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the Department and is heavily involved in outreach and public engagement activities. She is Co-Director of ‘Tang Hall Digital’ a project which aims to raise the profile of creative engineering amongst young people through music and art workshops. Until 2017 she was Chair of the Electronic Engineering Equality and Diversity Committee and lead the department to an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to gender equality. She is still committed to improving gender equality in HE and often gives keynote presentations on the subject, as well as serving as a Chair for UK Athena SWAN assessment panels.

Her interests include performance and perception in virtual acoustic environments; the use of spatial sound to enhance performer and listener experience and interaction; the analysis, perception and evaluation of musical performance; the analysis and synthesis of the human voice. Before beginning her academic career she worked in arts and music administration and is still active in promoting research-inspired music and theatre events for public engagement and outreach

Associated Active Projects

  • Sonicules
  • Architexture
  • Gender Diversity in Audio

Highlighted Publications

“Sonicules – Designing drugs with sound: approaches to sound design for film, audiovisual performance and interactive sonification” – Radoslaw Rudnicki and Jude Brereton

“Music perception and performance in virtual acoustic spaces” – Jude Brereton

“The Impact of Gender on Conference Authorship in Audio Engineering: Analysis Using a New Data Collection Method” – Kat Young, Michael Lovedee-Turner, Jude Brereton and Helena Daffern