I am a Lecturer in Sound, Lights and Live Event Technology at the University of Derby. I have been teaching at the University since summer 2019 after working for 35 years as a sound engineer, primarily in concert touring. As an engineer, I worked for a wide range of artists, from Lulu to Bryan Ferry, Stereophonics to Blue and finally 15 years with The Prodigy. I have also worked on TV shows such as TOTP and TFI Friday. I have been teaching on and off for many years but decided in 2019 to hang up my headphones and teach a new generation of engineers.