Isaac Gibson


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  • Phone: +44 (0)75 83197 206         Email:                                 
  • Address: Room 01 124 (PhD Lab)

    Sonic Arts Research Centre

    BT9 5BQ,


    United Kingdom


Isaac Gibson is an award-winning Northern Irish DJ, producer and sound designer. He has over ten years of experience in the music industry and is currently studying a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Arts, English and Languages at Queen's University Belfast, with a focus on Music Technology , Socially Engaged Sonic Arts and Sound Design. In recent years he has worked on the scores and sound design of many short films and theatrical productions that have been showcased at the Lyric Theatre, the MAC and at various other prestigious institutions in Ireland.

Keywords: Hard-Working, Creative, Innovative, Responsible & Reliable


Interests Include: Sound Design, Composition, Music, Socially-Engaged Sonic Arts, Immersive Technology, Palliative Care, Health & Well-being 



  • Scholarships

DfE Funded PhD Student (2020)

Make it Happen Fund (2020)

William & Betty MacQuitty Scholarship (2019)

Douglas C Harrison Scholarship (2018)

Hamilton Harty Scholarship (2016)


  • Awards

Winner of the ADE Demolition Panel (Producer Competition)

AVA Emerging Producer's Competition (Finalist)

Sound Designer of the Year (2014 & 2015)

Most Promising Music Composer of Year with Mark Gordon (2013)




As of 2020, I am currently a teaching assistant (TA) for Music Technology as part of the Junior Amateur Musicians (JAM) program offered by Queen's University Belfast at the Sonic Arts Research Centre.

Research Focus

My research focus is in the field of Music Technology, Socially Engaged Sonic Arts & Sound Design. More specifically, the use of creative arts and music-based interventions used within palliative hospice care to improve a patient's mental health, well-being and quality of life.

My PhD research project known as 'From My Perspective' is a new Creative Music Technology-based Intervention (CMTI) that looks to conduct remote audio-recorded interviews with palliative patients from the Marie Care Hospice in Belfast, Northern Ireland in which to combine with unique participant-centred music and sound design elements to create individualised listening experiences for the participant and their family to keep. These listening experiences will be placed in a specially designed and personalised "Memory Box", which can play the entire listening experience interview, music and sound design elements for the participant via in-built loudspeakers and headphones. The ''Memory Box'' reflects the design aesthetic of an old vintage radio and was purpose-built as part of this PhD qualification at Queen's University Belfast.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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