Dr Amy Beeston


My work is highly interdisciplinary and combines acoustics, psychophysics and computer science to better understand human sound perception, and to develop robust machine listeners for real-world tasks. My work has always involved the combination of music and science. I completed my undergraduate studies in Music Technology (University of Edinburgh) and a masters in Sonology (Royal Conservatory, The Hague). My PhD was based in Computer Science (University of Sheffield) and examined compensation for reverberation in human listeners and machines. While based in Sheffield, I worked on a number of audio projects in the fields of computer-assisted language learning and in medical computing. I joined the University of Leeds in June 2017 to work on a project with Alinka Greasley and Harriet Crook which explores the music listening behaviour of people with hearing impairments. 

Research interests

  • human listening
  • machine listening
  • room acoustics
  • live settings
<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>