Dr Ian Wiggins
Senior Research Fellow (Objective measures)
Ian Wiggins obtained a first degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick, followed by a master's degree in Audio Acoustics from the University of Salford. Between 2007 and 2009 he worked in London as an acoustic consultant, working with award-winning architects on prestigious national and international projects. Between 2009 and 2012 Ian was based in the Medical Research Council's Institute of Hearing Research (MRC IHR) while he studied for his PhD at the University of Nottingham. He joined the University of Nottingham as a Research Fellow in 2012, and was promoted to his current role as Senior Research Fellow in 2017.
Ian has expertise in psychoacoustics, neuroimaging, hearing aids, cochlear implants, spatial hearing, signal processing, multisensory integration and tinnitus. He has particular expertise in the use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) as a flexible, affordable, and silent method for non-invasively measuring brain activity under naturalistic listening conditions. Ian is also a competent programmer with experience of developing software for real-time audio applications.