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Chris  Barlow

Professor Chris Barlow PhD MSc BMus PgCLTHE MIOA MAES

Head of Solent Acoustics

School of Media Arts and Technology

023 8201 3288 ext. 3288 Room no. RM235


Chris Barlow is Professor of Acoustics at Solent University, and Head of Solent Acoustics – the university’s acoustic consultancy and training business.  He is Chair of the South of England group of the Audio Engineering Society, sits on the Southern Branch committee of the Institute of Acoustics, and also on the UK National Executive of the Audio Engineering Society. 

Having studied for a BMus at the University of Sheffield and MSc Music Technology at the University of York, he first worked as a musician and recording engineer in the classical music industry, running his own record label and working as a freelance recording engineer.   Chris moved into the acoustics field for his PhD, focusing on voice analysis of classical singers.   He has remained on the border of the creative and technical worlds ever since, focusing on acoustics and audio engineering, but particularly on its application in arts, design and health.   He has a wide range of interests, including audio production, sound design, soundscaping, architectural acoustics, spatial audio and sound for video games.

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