Ben Loveridge

Hi and welcome to my website 🙂 I’m the Coordinator of Immersive Media (AR/VR) at The University of Melbourne, assisting with the integration of immersive technology throughout teaching and research. I look after the Learning Environments Immersive Media Lab, helping to solve problems for staff and students, and providing assistance with digitally mediated technologies across audio, video, 3D, VR, AR, and virtual production. I am a PhD candidate at The University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music exploring immersive virtual reality music experiences. My masters thesis, completed in 2023, investigated the topic “Duo Singing in Virtual Reality and Video Conferencing”.

My current research work includes as an inter-disciplinary team member investigating the Ethics of Biometric Capture in Music Performance through the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Ethics (CAIDE), as well as music performance training in virtual reality. Other work I’ve been involved with has investigated the use of virtual reality in music therapy settings. I’ve also worked in film and television post-production, audio engineering, as a musician and music photographer.

Here is a video from the 2020 NowNet Arts Conference – Using virtual reality to assist online singing teaching


2023-2029 – Doctor of Philosophy – Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne (in progress)
2023 – Master of Music Psychology and Performance Science – Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne
1999 – Bachelor of Music – The University of Melbourne

Short Courses

2024 – Introduction to Virtual Production (Melbourne Microcert) – Fine Arts and Music, The University of Melbourne
2021 – Jacktrip Virtual Studio Certification – NowNet Arts
2012 – Graduate Certificate in University Management – The University of Melbourne
2005 – Certificate IV in Small Business Management – RMIT