Originally trained as an Electrical Engineer, Colin changed career and has worked for the majority of his working life in various roles on both sides of a mixing desk. As a musician, he played bass and sang in numerous bands and also worked in a solo capacity. Always intrigued by the technology the bands were using, another career sidestep occurred when he invested in a sound system and started working for bands as an Engineer. This venture expanded to include a studio to record the bands that he was working with.
In the mid 90’s Colin had the opportunity to train academically on a degree in Sound Technology at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Upon graduation, Colin came to Glyndŵr and helped to build the facilities and subject area. Colin is an Associate Dean of Faculty and a member of the Glyndŵr University Board of Governors. His teaching specialisms are live sound, the control and analysis of large scale sound systems, studio design and studio recording.
MSc Professional Sound and Video
BA (Hons) Sound Technology
- Sound Technology
- Educational Development
- Sound System Design
Hughes, C., Pickles, N., Taylor, C., Heron, C., Horder, S. and Owen, A. (2021) An evaluation of the value of being part of the Academic Development Team Associates Network at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
Taylor, C., Heron, C., Horder, S., Hughes, C., Owen, A. and Pickles, N. (2020) Leading Accelerated Educational Development. Educational Developments Vol 21 No.3.
Heron, C., Horder, S., Richardson, J. and Taylor, C. (2018) The distributed educational development team. Educational Developments Vol 19 No.2.
HERON, C., 2015. A practical approach to teaching loudspeaker cabinet tuning and testing. AES UK 26th Conference: Audio Education.
HERON, C., 2007. A hardware solution for access to CAA for students with reduced manual dexterity due to acute neurodisability - A case study. IN: Khandia, F. (ed.). 11th CAA International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference : Proceedings of the Conference on 10th and 11th July 2007 at Loughborough University. Loughborough : Loughborough University, pp. 279-288.