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Job title:

Lecturer - Music


Director of Education


Michael J Newton gained his BSc in Physics from the University of Edinburgh in 2004. Having specialised in musical acoustics at Honours level, he went on to study for a PhD in the physics of speech production and brass playing under the supervision of Prof. Murray Campbell  graduating in 2009.

From 2010 until early 2012 he worked on the development of novel microphone technology and auditory modelling while based in Computing Science at the University of Stirling, UK.

He rejoined the Musical Acoustics Group at Edinburgh in February 2012 as lecturer, based in the School of Music. His main role now is as Programme Director of the MSc in Acoustics and Music Technology.

Research interests

  • Acoustics
  • Audio signal processing
  • Musical instrument design and analysis
  • Sensor design, fabrication, testing
  • Machine learning in acoustics and audio

PhD Supervision Topics

  • Acoustics and audio
  • Computational
  • Instrument research
  • Technology

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