Dr Alastair Disley is a researcher and lecturer. Following a successful academic career (most recently in the University of Kent's School of Arts), he is taking a career break to be an active parent. Areas of interest include: the nature of sound, its perception and manipulation; the architectural history of Scotland; low-rise mass housing including the British terrace and "semi"; the challenges of updating historic buildings with integrity; recording, studying and recreating lost architecture; and encouraging wider engagement with the built environment.

Outwith work, Alastair has a keen interest in music-making and LEGO.