My career has focussed on acoustics and noise control and I have a particular interest in making acoustics more understandable. I have worked for Arup for more than 27 years in various offices in the UK, Asia and Australia.

Despite sound being the first (and probably the last) thing we ever experience as human beings, there is a mystique about acoustics and it is considered a bit of a ‘black art’. I hope that by finding new and better ways to explain what we do and why we do it, there will be a better understanding of our aural environment. Our long-standing interest as a firm in the ability to demonstrate sound through listening is central to this.