Professor Damian Murphy

University of York.

Damian Murphy is Professor in Sound and Music Computing at the Department of Electronic Engineering AudioLab, University of York, where he has been a member of academic staff since 2000, and is the University Research Theme Champion for Creativity. He started his career in the Performing Arts Department at Harrogate College and has previously held positions at Leeds Metropolitan University and Bretton Hall College. His research focuses on virtual acoustics and he has published over 130 journal articles, conference papers and books in the area. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a visiting lecturer to the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing at KTH, Stockholm. Prof. Murphy is also an active sound artist and the Director of the £15m XRStories Creative Industries R&D Partnership exploring interactive and immersive storytelling for the UK’s creative and cultural sectors.


He is interested in supervising students with interests in sound design, acoustics and audio signal processing and with a particular focus on:

  • Interactive and immersive audio environments for real-time systems
  • Room acoustics simulation and auralisation
  • Assessment of immersive audio content for gameplay and competitive advantage
  • Interactive/immersive audio storytelling
  • Acoustic scene classification using spatial and spectral feature
  • Audio for immersive environments.

Research themes:

  • Game AI
  • Game Audio and Music
  • Games with a Purpose
  • Player Experience