AES New York 2019 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: University of Salford - Salford, UK
Secondary Affiliation: BBC R&D - Salford, UK
Lauren Ward is a Postgraduate Researcher in broadcast accessibility at the Acoustics Research Centre, University of Salford, UK and a part-time R&D engineer at BBC R&D. She has a B.Eng with First Class Honours (2014) and a B.Phil (2015) from the University of Tasmania, Australia. She is a General Sir John Monash Scholar and the 2018 recipient of the IET Leslie H Paddle Scholarship. Lauren currently researches object-based audio methods for improving intelligibility of broadcast sound for hard of hearing listeners, for which she won the EPSRC 2018 Connected Nations Pioneer award. Previously Lauren has worked with the CSIRO developing speech recognition technology for the assessment of speech disorders in children. Her research interests also include science communication and community engagement with STEM.
EB8: Applications in Audio
Casualty Accessible and Enhanced (A&E) Audio: Trialling Object-Based Accessible TV Audio (Author)