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The HA Acoustics Team

Our Acoustics team works across the whole of the UK and have various specialisms in acoustics, noise and vibration.

Get to know more about the team below: 

Stuart Nixon

MSc, BSc(Hons) MIOA

Matthew Meredith

Graduate Acoustic Consultant
BA (Hons), TechIOA

Leo Hawkins

Acoustic Consultant
BSc(Hons), PgDip(IOA), AMIOA

Jack Tunstall

Acoustic Technician

Josie Nixon

Senior Consultant

Stuart Cumming

Senior Consultant
MSc, BSc(Hons) MIOA

Kirsty Taylor

Office & Account Manger

Stuart Cumming - Senior Consultant

Senior Acoustic Consultant | MSc MIOA

Stuart Cumming graduated from the University of Wales, Institute Cardiff in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in Music Technology. His career in Acoustics began in 2013 when he began his role as a graduate for RPS Group. During his time as a graduate, Stuart obtained knowledge across a broad spectrum of schemes, including residential, healthcare and education sectors.

Picking up a fondness for sound insulation and building acoustics, Stuart began to specialise in these areas whilst working on obtaining the Post Graduate Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control. After obtaining the Diploma Stuart went to work in a more specialist building acoustics role at companies such including Sharps Redmore and SNC Lavalin. These roles have lead Stuart to being invloved in the design of ; SEN Schools, PA/VA design in the oil and gas sector in the Middle-east, skyscraper sized 5-star hotels in Saudi Arabia, Cinema and concert hall acoustic design.

in 2017 Stuart obtained his Masters of Science degree in Applied Acoustics, which he studied at the University of Derby in his spare time. His thesis was a research paper into the accuracy of existing 3D acoustic modelling techniques in specialist situations.

Outside of work, Stuart likes to spend time with his family, play tennis and go to as many live music events as he can.

Stuart Nixon - Director

Acoustic Director

Stuart Nixon graduated from Plymouth University in 2003, to work in local authority Environmental Health where his career initially involved investigating noise complaints, witnessing statutory nuisance breaches, monitoring events and progressed to reviewing noise impact assessments for planning applications. A qualified Environmental Health Officer (EHO) Stuart worked across a number of local authorities in East Anglia and the South-East. Further academic studies obtaining a Masters from the University of Derby and the Post Graduate Diploma from London South Bank University.

In November 2013, Stuart left local government to better serve his private consultancy clients, initially focusing on environmental noise impact assessments supporting planning applications for residential development, introduction of mechanical plant, sporting facilities, live event monitoring and acoustic barriers. Since then, Healthy Abode Ltd t/a HA Acoustics has grown to offer a raft of acoustic services, headed up by a number of key personnel. Acoustic services now offering noise modelling, long-term noise, dust and vibration monitoring, building acoustics, UKAS sound insulation testing, noise at work assessments and a multitude of other areas of noise control.

Outside work, Stuart enjoys time with his young family and has an ambition to row the atlantic.

Jack Tunstall - Acoustic Technician

Office & Account Manager

Jack Tunstall originally studied an architecture foundation at East London University before moving to acoustics and starting his career at Sandy Brown as an Assistant Technician. Jack then went on to work for Cambridge Acoustic Laboratory, expanding his knowledge of building acoustics where his main duties included the design and installation of materials to be tested. He was also integral in gaining ISO 17025 UKAS accreditation for the new laboratory as the company’s Quality Assurance Representative.

Jack has since started the Institute of Acoustics Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control in 2020 and has passed the examinations with environmental noise and building acoustics chosen as the specialist subjects. He is currently awaiting the results of his diploma project which was based on the assessment of peacock noise nuisance which he thoroughly enjoyed completing.

He joined HA-Acoustics in May 2021 as an Acoustic Technician and has completed a wide range of projects. His focus areas are acoustic modelling, acoustic barrier assessment and environmental noise impact assessments.

In his spare time Jack is a keen golfer often out playing at a range of courses across Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.