Dr Mark Bassett is an experienced academic director, lecturer, mastering engineer and acoustician, with high-level international academic management and lecturing experience in Australian, UK, US and UAE Higher Education systems. He is the Director of Academic Quality Assurance, Licensed Territories, for the SAE Institute's campuses in Amman, Belgrade, Bucharest, Bogotá, Cape Town, Dubai, Jakarta, Johannesburg, and Mexico City. He is also a Senior Lecturer in SAE Australia's Masters of Creative Industries program where he teaches several postgraduate classes on programming audio applications within the Max software environment. Mark's professional audio experience includes running a successful acoustic consultancy business and working for over eight years as a Mastering Engineer at Australia's largest mastering studio, Turtlerock Mastering.

His experience in academic leadership in the Higher Education sector includes roles as the Project Manager of Curriculum Development for the SAE Institute in the USA, Academic Coordinator and Senior Lecturer at the SAE Institutes in Sydney, Dubai, and Byron Bay, and Head of Audio Engineering for the two largest creative media institutes in Australia.

Mark holds a PhD and a Master's Degree in Design Science (Audio & Acoustics)(Honours)from the University of Sydney's Spatial Audio and Acoustics Lab, and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (Curtin). His research in technical ear training and critical listening has been published and presented internationally. Mark is a full member of the Audio Engineering Society where he serves on the Education Committee, is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Queensland's School of Music, and is the Founder of Zipper Noise, a company specialising in audio engineering education technology.