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Christina Higgins

Senior Acoustics Consultant
Investigator Christina Higgins

Christina is a researcher and engineer with over a decade of experience. Whilst she first trained as a classical pianist and intended on a career in sound engineering, after completing her MSc in acoustics in 2013 she began working as a consultant in the construction industry.

Christina spent several years as a consultant working for both large and small engineering firms. She has been the discipline lead on dozens of projects in the UK and internationally, managing the acoustics consultancy work from initial baseline surveys and modelling, through to the RIBA design stages and construction technical support. She has worked on many residential and commercial developments, along with healthcare, educational, recreational, cultural, and transport facilities. Notable projects include the new London Peninsula Hotel, the Southbank Centre’s Repair and Maintenance, and the Science Museum’s Wonderlab.

Christina previously sat on the Institute of Acoustics Building Acoustics Group and Young Members Panel and is now a member of the research-focused UK Acoustics Network. Christina has a passion for research, is a published author and has won several awards for previous work, including the Robert Bradford Newman Medal for merit in architectural acoustics. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Surrey’s Global Centre for Clean Air Research. Her project focuses on the design of distributed multi-sensor systems for measuring building occupancy and indoor air quality. She enjoys working in multidisciplinary environments and learning from specialists in other fields.

Christina is experienced in building acoustics and environmental noise and vibration assessment and can also lend her skills to assessing ambient and indoor air pollution.


PhD (ongoing) Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Surrey
MSc Environmental and Architectural Acoustics – London South Bank University
BSc Music – City University London

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