Kat Young

Research Associate

Email: kat.young@york.ac.uk
Website: katyoungaudio.wixsite.com/home
Twitter: twitter.com/percussionism
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kat-young-36577954/
ResearchGate: researchgate.net/profile/Kat_Young
ORCID: 0000-0002-6931-2534


  • Binaural audio
  • Voice science
  • Boundary element method simulation
  • Gender representation within STEM


Kat Young received the MEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering with Music Technology (2015) and the PhD in Electronic Engineering (2020), both from from the University of York. Their PhD looked at the feasibility of near-field binaural implementation using computational simulation. Kat is a student member of the AES and a member of the AES Diversity & Inclusion Committee. They are passionate about gender equality and LGBT+ activism, space, music, making lists that are longer than they should be, and hats.

Associated Active Projects

  • Improving cleft palate treatment with acoustics
  • Dynamic Interactive Voice for 3D Audio Communication
  • Gender Diversity in Audio

Highlighted Publications

“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

“Loudspeaker Positions with Sufficient Natural Channel Separation for Binaural Reproduction” – Kat Young, Gavin Kearney and Tony Tew

“Acoustic Validation of a BEM-Suitable 3D Mesh Model of KEMAR” – Kat Young, Gavin Kearney and Tony Tew