Dr Thomas McKenzie

Main Research Areas: Six Degrees-of-Freedom Spatial Audio, Virtual Reality, Psychoacoustics, Room Acoustics. 

Contact Details

Dr Thomas McKenzie
t: +44 (0)131 650
e: thomas.mckenzie@ed.ac.uk
web: ECA Profile Page


Thomas McKenzie is a lecturer in Acoustics and Architectural Acoustics at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he studies room acoustics and six degrees-of-freedom spatial audio. He completed a BSc in Music, Multimedia and Electronics at the University of Leeds, UK, in 2013, before completing his MSc in Postproduction with Sound Design and PhD in Music Technology at the University of York, UK, in 2015 and 2020, respectively. He then went on to be a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics at Aalto University, Finland, from 2020 – 2022.

At the University of Edinburgh, Thomas teaches Acoustics – a taught postgraduate / Honours undergraduate course (SCQF level 11 / level 10) on the fundamental mathematics of sound, and Architectural Acoustics and Spatial Sound – an undergraduate course (SCQF level 8) on psychoacoustics, room acoustics and spatial hearing. Thomas has supervised 2 masters projects (1 as first supervisor, 1 as second) and 5 undergraduate dissertations.

Research Interests (including for PhD supervision)

Acoustics, psychoacoustics, spatial audio.


His research output includes 9 journal articles (5 first author) and 10 peer-reviewed conference papers (9 first author). For a full list of publications, see his PURE profile on Edinburgh Research Explorer.