Francis Rumsey

Logophon Ltd

Francis Rumsey is an independent consultant, specialising in technical writing, audio engineering and music technology. He is Consultant Editor and Technical Writer for the AES Journal, and was chair of the AES Technical Council from 2011-2018. Until 2009 Francis was a professor at the University of Surrey, leading a research group that concentrated on psychoacoustics and sound quality evaluation. His books, papers and articles on audio engineering are widely adopted on courses and cited in research. Francis was awarded the AES Bronze Medal in 2014 for his outstanding long-term contributions to the Society. He is a Fellow of the Society, and has served as chair of the Membership and Regions and Sections Committees, as well as having been Vice President, Northern Europe. In November 2019, Francis was awarded the Peter Barnett Memorial Award by the Institute of Acoustics in the UK. He is organist and choirmaster at St Mary’s, Witney, sings with OPMS and the Oxford Cathedral Singers, and consults for a company that builds digital church organs.