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  • BA in Music - Lancaster University
  • MusM in Electroacoustic Music Composition - University of Manchester
  • PhD in Music Composition - University of Manchester

Research interests

I am interested in using (biometric) data from music performers to stimulate, interact with and drive musical systems (e.g,. VR). To do this, I am using wearable sensors (gestural interfaces) which measure how the arms move and how the muscles within them behave. Machine learning is used to pair this biometric data with digital music systems. I have recently begun to investigate how to use AI to drive new forms of music composition. 

Prizes and awards


Modules Taught:


MUSC30542 - Composition for Film and Interactive Media (Semester 2, 2018-2019).


MUSC10312 - Sonic Invention B (Semester 2, 2019-2020). 

MUSC20072 - Interactive Media Composition Environments (Semester 2, 2019-2020). 


MUSC10311 - Sonic Invention A (Semester 1, 2020-2021) 

MUSC10312 - Sonic Invention B (Semester 2, 2020-2021)

MUSC20060 - Fixed Media and Interactive Composition (Semesters 1 & 2, 2020-2021)

MUSC30300 - Composition Portfolio (Semesters 1 & 2, 2020-2021)


MUSC30300 - Composition Portfolio (Semesters 1 & 2, 2021-2022)

MUSC20061 - Fixed and Electroacoustic Composition (Semester 1, 2021-2022)

MUSC20072 - Interactive Media Composition (Semester 2, 2021-2022)

MUSC30542 - Game Audio (Semester 2, 2021-2022)



Further information

Media contributions and coverage


My research seeks to provoke the line between science and the sonic arts. It navigates this by investigating how biometric datasets, taken from wearable sensors, can allow us to engage with digital technologies (e.g. VR) in novel ways. If successful, innovative forms of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in musical composition can emerge. I am also a Fellow of AdvanceHE (formerly the Higher Education Academy). 

External positions

Visiting Academic (Research Fellow), University of Manchester (UOM)

1 Jul 20221 Jul 2023

Lecturer in Digital Media Production, University College London (UCL)

Jan 2022 → …

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Manchester (UOM)

Jan 2019Jun 2021

Research Assistant, University of Manchester (UOM)

1 May 201728 Jul 2017

Areas of expertise

  • M Music
  • Composition
  • Interactive Composition
  • MaxMSP
  • Audio Programming
  • Game-Engine Composition
  • Game-Engines
  • Sound Design
  • Electroacoustic Music Composition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Gestural Interfaces
  • Machine learning


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