Doug Rouxel

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Doug has been teaching since 2006, initially starting his career in the Further Education sector where he specialised in the delivery of Higher Education in a Further Education setting. Since joining Staffordshire University, Doug has been an integral part of the Music and Sound team and contributes across a wide range of programmes and areas of study. Outside of his work Doug is interested in tabletop games, home brewing, long distance cycling and local politics.

I’m a Senior Lecturer in Music and Sound and also course Leader for the Music Production course at the university. I have a background in a number of different areas including writing and performing experimental electronic music, live video performance and gallery-based sound art practice.

I started off doing sound for theatre in both a local youth theatre and my school, as well as DJing and running under-18 club nights whilst still at school. I developed an interest in electronic music and did my undergraduate in Music Technology where I further developed those skills and built up a significant collection of equipment and developed a live set that I performed at a number of events.

I started my teaching career as a lecturer in Music Production at South East Essex College in Southend (now South Essex College) and worked there for 7 years teaching both BTEC students and undergraduates, and running and developing the Music Production undergraduate programme for a number of years.

Since moving to the university I have contributed to the ‘NoiseFloor’ research and music festival as both a curator, performer and presented research work as well as presenting my research at the Oxford Brookes Sound Diaries Symposium.

I have also undertaken a term as an Academic Staff Governor on the University board of Governors where I learned a lot about the way in which decisions about the strategic direction of the university were made, and enjoyed contributing to those decisions and that process.

My principal focus at the university is teaching and learning and supporting undergraduate students, and this has been my main focus in the last 4 years. I have been redeveloping the Music and Sound curriculum to ensure that it best serves the needs of our students.

Professional memberships and activities

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

MA Composition and Sonic art from Oxford Brookes University
BSc. Music Technology from Staffordshire University


Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Music and Sound Foundation
  • Music in Context
  • Music Business


ROUXEL, Douglas (2015) Dancing in plain sight. In: Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Institute of Education Press/Trentham Books, London, pp. 131-137. ISBN 978-1-85856-640-5

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