Miriam Iorwerth

University of the Highlands and Islands

Miriam Iorwerth's research interests are in Networked Music Performance (NMP), particularly the experience of musicians using NMP in domestic settings with accessible equipment. She completed her PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2019.

Miriam holds a BMus (Hons) in Music and Sound Recording from the University of Surrey, and as a student quickly realised that she did not want to make a living working in a studio. Instead, she worked in audio electronics, working for a mixing desk manufacturer in their test and repair department. Subsequently, she worked as a programmer in broadcast automation, working on projects for Channel 4 and the BBC, and then as an electronics engineer for the British Antarctic Survey, working at Halley Research Station in Antarctica. After a slow meander home via the island of South Georgia, she moved to the Highlands of Scotland and started lecturing in music at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Outside her academic work, Miriam is the chair of the Loch Shiel Festival, a chamber music festival based in the communities around Loch Shiel, and is an external assessor for Creative Scotland's Open Project Fund. She is a percussionist, and her favourite instrument to play is the marimba.