Brian is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Acoustical Society of America, The Audio Engineering Society, and the Association for Psychological Science, and an Honorary Fellow of the Belgian Society of Audiology and the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. He is an honorary Life Member of the British Society of Audiology. He is President of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals (UK).
He has written or edited 20 books and over 720 scientific papers and book chapters.
He has been awarded the Littler Prize and the Littler Lecture of the British Society of Audiology, the Silver and Gold medals of the Acoustical Society of America, the first International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology, the Award of Merit from the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Hugh Knowles Prize for Distinguished Achievement from Northwestern University, and an honorary doctorate from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.
A loudness model developed in his laboratory forms the basis for an ANSI Standard and an ISO standard. He is a Trustee of Action on Hearing Loss and a Patron of the British Acoustic Neuroma Association.
He holds the following positions:
- Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of Cambridge
- Visiting Professor, University of Queensland, Australia
- Visiting Professor, Imperial College London
- Consultant to Earlens Corp. (USA)
- Consultant to Goshawk Communications UK and Isle of Man)
- Consultant to Sonitus Medical, China
Brian is also wine steward of Wolfson College.