Ian McKenzie

Lecturer in Electronics and Mathematics


Electrical and Electronic Engineering


School of Computing and Engineering


Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street, Derby Campus




I spent many years working in the construction industry as an electrical engineer before returning to education in 2010. After graduating from the University of Derby in 2013 with a first class honours degree in Sound, Light & Live Event Technology, I worked as a technician for a year while enrolling for my PhD and enjoyed sessional lecturing during the summer.

I joined the teaching team in 2015 and continue to enjoy helping new arrivals settle in and grasp the fundamentals of University education.

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Research interests

I am currently studying towards my PhD in spatial sound through bone and tissue conduction. Although known for over 400 years, little progress has been made in this area compared to conventional hearing. My approach to the topic is innovative in that I use multiple locations on the head/body to input auditory/tactile information. My interest lies not only in the propagation pathways but also the perceptual aspects of audition and source location, namely externalisation and distance perception. 

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