The Team

Presenter: Trevor Cox

Demonstrating the acoustics of the Bridgewater Hall to my students.

Inventive is presented by Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustical Engineering at the University of Salford. He has presented many documentaries for BBC Radio including, Giving Up Music for Lent, The Physicists Guide to the Orchestra and Green Ears. He is an author of two popular science books, Sonic Wonderland and Now You’re Talking. He has also written for National Geographical, Reader’s Digest and The Guardian. His acoustics research includes architectural acoustics, improving hearing aids and understanding how people respond to sound.

Overtone Productions

“Highly effective and unusual… Gripping and engaging radio” Sony Academy Award judges

“Beautiful… Kinda blew our minds” Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad

Adam Fowler and Anna Scott-Brown from Overtone Productions are highly creative producers who finds clear and engaging lines of narrative through complex issues. Awards include Directors Choice: Best Documentary at the Third Coast Festival in Chicago, A Sony Radio Academy Gold, and a New York Radio Festival Gold award. Adam Fowler also teaches creative audio and podcasting at the University of Salford. Overtone Associate Gill Davies is heading the marketing of the podcast.

Annabeth Robinson: Animation

Annabeth is an Electronic Artist and Filmmaker who uses virtual worlds and game platforms to research serious games. Her virtual mapping game was co-presented at conferences including ALT-C and JISC Digifest. This won a THES Award and was shortlisted for a Guardian Award. Her work has also been shown internationally. For example, she created visuals and animated backdrops for Ya Devi (2015), an Arts Council funded Dance Theatre show. Annabeth is course tutor for BA Animation, University of Salford.

Curriculum resources development: NUSTEM

Jonathan Sanderson, Carol Davenport and colleagues from Nustem will be developing career resources for schools building on the podcast. Nustem supports children, teachers and families to build a confident relationship to STEM. Established in 2014 with HEFCE funding, NUSTEM works across Engineering and Environment to support outreach, widening participation and public engagement. Projects include: a three-year family digital skills project for the North of Tyne Combined Authority; the schools component of a £7m National Lottery Heritage Fund project; and Exploring Extreme Environments, an STFC Nucleus Award project.


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