Balandino is Lecturer in Interactive Audio at Edinburgh Napier University and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Accademy (AFHEA).


Balandino currently accepts PhD applications in Interactive Audio and Sonic Embodied Interaction. Other topics related to sound design and interaction design are considered. Please, see the following funded position.

PhD Studentship on Sound design for augmented embodied interactions in virtual environments.

Sound design can play a crucial role in supporting immersive experiences and fostering seamless ‘natural’ embodied interactions with the virtual and real world. Interactions with the virtual are fostered through the continuous development of devices (wearables and hearables) and their applications in interactive experiences (games, exhibitions, installations, tours....). Although technologies enable interaction with the virtual through bodily gestures, there is a paucity of auditory feedback to fully support these interactions at the intersection between the real and virtual. We invite applications that explore how sound design can support embodied interactions in virtual environments (AR/VR/MR/XR).

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Previous Post-Graduate

  • Andrea Bolzoni - MMus - Thesis title: tiNNbre. Electronic Music, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano (Italy).
  • Yinwei Liu - PhD - Thesis title: Evolving an AI system into one with creative intelligence. Computer Science, University of Leicester (UK).
  • Zhongxi Lu - MPhil - Thesis title: Artificial Intelligence/A Computational Model to Simulate the Impact of Human Ability to Create Under Different Sentiments. Computer Science, University of Leicester (UK).