Gary graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge in 2009 with a First Class Honours degree in Audio & Music Technology. It was during these studies that he first developed an interest in psychoacoustics and electroacoustics, writing a final dissertation on the loudness war in commercial music mastering which was recommended for a prize by the course leader.
He started his career in acoustics with Cass Allen Associates as a sound insulation test engineer, developing an understanding of architectural acoustics before expanding his expertise to environmental noise and vibration prediction and assessment. Gary completed the Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics & Noise Control in 2012 and was made a full Corporate Member of the Institute of Acoustics in 2013 before leaving Cass Allen and joining WSP in 2015. At WSP he worked primarily on architectural acoustic design for new stations serving the Crossrail development in London, as well as several new schools.
Relocating to Suffolk in 2016, Gary joined Sharps Redmore near Ipswich, with an initial focus on building and architectural acoustics. He took on a leading position in the noise and vibration consulting team for the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station. Gary’s role on Sizewell was primarily focused on construction noise prediction and assessment, with additional duties in project management and preparation of the noise and vibration chapter of the Environmental Statement.
While at Sharps Redmore, Gary completed an MSc in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics at London South Bank University, graduating with distinction and a commendation for his final project.
Gary joined Adrian James Acoustics in January 2020. He will specialise in environmental acoustics and noise assessment, as well as taking a leading role in staff training and documentation of our calculation methods.