John McGowan


Currently in the final stages of a PhD at Edinburgh Napier University, my research involves the production and investigation of the use an interactive real-time audio visual tool to aid in music therapy for people on the autism spectrum. A prototype application, CymaSense, has been successfully trialled with autistic participants in a 12-week study. Results indicate an increase in communicative behaviours. See for further information.

I completed an MSc in Animation and Visualisation a few years ago at DJCAD in Dundee, and am Lecturing in Sound Technology, Audio and Responsive Environments at Napier as well as supervising Masters and Honours Degree projects. I am also a 3D generalist although my recent skill set has focused on Modelling, Dynamics and Compositing. In addition I have been a writing/recording and performing musician for the past 30 years, and continue to integrate music with my academic work.



Current Post Grad projects