Tessa Phillips is a researcher at the Auckland office, focusing on residential building acoustics. An early interest in Science, Architecture, Engineering and Music culminated in 1997 with an MSc in Physics and Acoustics. During her studies, she also completed internships at the Acoustic Testing Service and with Marshall Day Acoustics, working on rain noise research. A period of varied IT work followed, including contracting and as a trainer, before taking a break to raise a family. Re-joining the workforce in 2012 she completed a range of administrative, research, and editorial work for the MOTAT Society, a supporting society of the Museum of Transport and Technology.
In 2016 Tessa returned to her acoustical roots at Marshall Day Acoustics. She has been actively undertaking and coordinating research for a collaborative BRANZ project “acoustical design of medium density housing”, funded by the Building Research Levy. Once the BRANZ project completes at the end of June 2017, Tessa looks forward to using her varied skill set to assist with residential building projects, technical documentation and further research and administrative requirements.
Qualifications and Memberships
- BSc, The University of Auckland
- MSc, The University of Auckland (first class honours)
- Affiliate Member of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand