AES Member Profile

Gavin Kearney

Gavin Kearney

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Recording Industry - Game Audio
  • Broadcasting - Studio
  • Broadcasting - Television Sound
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Mixer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Re-Recording Mixer
  • Researcher
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Supervisor


Gavin Kearney graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2002 with an honors degree in Electronic Engineering and has since obtained both MSc and PhD degrees in Audio Signal Processing from Trinity College Dublin. He first joined the University of York as a Lecturer in Sound Design at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television in January 2011. His research interests include spatial audio and surround sound, sound design for film, television and interactive media, real-time audio signal processing, Ambisonics and spherical acoustics, interactive audio systems, recording and audio post-production technique development.

AES Awards

In 2019, Gavin Kearney was presented with the AES Board of Governors Award in recognition of co-chairing the 2019 AES International Conference on Immersive and Interactive Audio.

Education Background

2006 to 2009: PhD in Interactive Audio Signal Processing, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

2003-2005: MSc in Audio Signal Processing, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

1998-2002: BSc(Eng) (Honours) in Electronic Engineering, Dublin Institute of Technology (awarded by Dublin University), Ireland.

Employment History

Oct 2022 to Present: Professor of Audio Engineering, School of Physics, Engineering and Technology, University of York, United Kingdom.

Jan 2015 to Present: Lecturer in Audio and Music Technology, Department of Electronics, University of York, United Kingdom.

Jan 2011 to Dec 2015: Lecturer in Sound Design, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, United Kingdom.

Sept 2009 to Dec 2010:
Part-time Lecturer in MSc. in Interactive Digital Systems, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

June 2009 to Dec 2010:
Research Fellow, Game-audio and auralization research on the Science Foundation Ireland Metropolis Project, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Aug 2006 to Dec 2010:
Part-time Lecturer in M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies, Department of Electronics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Sept 2002 to June 2004:
Part-time Lecturer in Audio Visual Media Systems Technology Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.

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