Staff profile

Mark Dring

Senior Lecturer

Mark Dring in conversation.


Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Entertainment Engineering


College of Science and Engineering


School of Engineering




Britannia Mill, Derby Campus, Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I work predominantly as a Senior Lecturer on the Sound, Light and Live Event Engineering degree, with a key focus on acoustics. For me, acoustics has such an impact on the everyday experiences, from communication between people to the way we listen to musical events which makes it a fascinating area of study.

I teach across all levels of study and I thrive on finding ways to make complex information easy to follow.

My professional interests and research have led to the study of binaural reproduction of room acoustics. The auralisation tool known as WHAM is an example of a research outcome that utilises webcam head tracking to present spatial sound via binaural reproduction using headphones.

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Research interests

Previous projects have included studies into classroom acoustics and the application of regulations on further and higher education establishments. My current research in this area focuses on the impact of speech intelligibility when using lecture capture software.

I am currently studying towards a PhD in Sound Reproduction in Acoustically Small Rooms. This work brings together all my previous experience and supports the content I deliver as part of my teaching responsibilities.

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Research publications can be located on my ResearchGate profile.