The Team

Our staff come from a range of backgrounds including Environmental Health, Engineering, Air Quality, Acoustics and Bio-Acoustics.

We strive to ensure we meet the needs of our client while approaching all projects with independence and professionalism.

Andy Irwin

Andy Irwin

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Andy Irwin

Andy Irwin

Andy is a Director in Irwin Carr specialising in architectural acoustics, building services noise control and environmental noise. He has worked as an acoustic consultant in Australia, England and Ireland for over 20 years and has extensive experience in a wide range of acoustic projects, with specialist experience in architectural acoustic design for commercial, education and healthcare.

Originally from Australia, Andy joined the Marshall Day Acoustics Melbourne office after graduating from Monash University with a Mechanical Engineering degree (Honours). After working in Australia for 5 years, he travelled to the UK and Ireland where he worked in several major acoustic consultancies including WSP and Sound Research Laboratories.

Andy has a broad range of experience in all aspects of building design including architectural acoustics and sound insulation, mechanical services noise control and environmental noise assessment and control. He has presented expert evidence on a number of occasions for a range of planning issues and environmental noise assessments.

Shane Carr

Shane Carr

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Shane Carr

Shane Carr

Shane has over 18 years’ experience working in both the Public and Private sectors, with particular expertise in the areas of environmental noise, modelling as well as staff and project management. He has worked in the Environmental Health departments of various local authorities in Northern Ireland and the UK in an enforcement capacity.

Shane has been working as a consultant since 2007, joining Marshall Day in 2010 and subsequently becoming a Director in Irwin Carr in 2016. In this time he has carried out noise modelling projects throughout Ireland and the UK and is currently the SoundPLAN distributer for Irwin Carr in Ireland

Shane has a broad range of experience in all aspects of noise including environmental noise assessment and control. He has presented expert evidence on a number of occasions for a range of planning issues and environmental noise assessments.

Dr Chris Jordan

Dr Chris Jordan

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Dr Chris Jordan

Dr Chris Jordan

Chris has over 15 years’ experience working in both the Public and Private sectors, PhD qualified and respected acoustics professional with extensive knowledge across the environmental acoustics field, specialising in wind farm noise impacts

Through my recent previous role as Principal Environmental Health Officer (Shared Service) I would have evaluated every wind farm application within the Causeway Coast and Glens, Antrim/Newtownabbey, Mid and East Antrim BC and Mid Ulster council boroughs.

Such evaluations included undertaking independent noise modelling as well as independent background noise level monitoring, as required. The largest wind farm I have been involved in is 80MW+ Doraville scheme in Mid Ulster.

Chris is a leading professional in wind farm assessment and co-author of Institute of Acoustics Good Practice Guide to the application of ETSU-R-97 for the assessment and rating of wind turbine noise.

He has provided both formal and informal advice to the previous Planning Authority (DOE Planning), with respect to wind energy noise impacts and provided televised evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly Environment Committee on wind farm noise impacts.

Chris has extensive experience of providing expert noise evidence at numerous wind energy planning appeals, both for and against particular proposals.

Christy Carr

Christy Carr

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Christy Carr

Christy Carr

After spending time in the Melbourne office of Marshall Day Acoustics during his placement year at University, Christy started with Irwin Carr in 2013.

Christy graduated from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown with a BSc (Hons) degree in Environmental Health and has recently completed a post graduate Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control at Trinity College Dublin.

Christy has carried out an extensive number of noise impact assessments for single wind turbines, as well as a number of wind farm applications. This process has involved the setting up of monitoring equipment for background noise surveys, liaising with local authorities, acoustic modelling using the SoundPLAN software package, as well as assessment in line with both ETSU-R-97 and the Institute of Acoustics Good Practice Guidance

Lisa Payne

Lisa Payne

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Lisa Payne

Lisa Payne

Lisa has a BSc in Music Technology from Queen’s University, Belfast and an MSc in Engineering Acoustics from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton. Lisa is also a member of the Institute of Acoustics (IoA).

Over her seven years of experience, Lisa has provided environmental acoustic consultancy services within the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, in addition to the construction and transport sectors

Since working with Irwin Carr as a Senior Consultant, Lisa has focused on noise impact assessment for single wind turbine applications, including liaison with local authorities, background noise surveying and assessment in line with ETSU-R-97 and current best practice including the IoA Good Practice Guide.

Lisa’s technical skill set includes extensive experience in acoustic modelling using proprietary software packages SoundPLAN and CadnaA.
On-site experience has included environmental noise survey work and working in industrial settings onshore and offshore.

Malachy McAlister

Malachy McAlister

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Malachy McAlister

Malachy McAlister

Malachy McAlister is a Senior Consultant in Irwin Carr, primarily responsible for environmental noise and noise modelling. He has over 8 years’ experience of working in acoustics, having previously obtained a Bsc (Hons) Degree in Music Technology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Acoustics. Malachy has been responsible for undertaking noise impact assessments on numerous large scale wind farms and environmental projects throughout Ireland and the UK.

Having worked as an acoustic consultant in Ireland, England, Scotland and Sweden, he has a comprehensive understanding of all legislative guidance and methodology.

Malachy has experience in all areas of acoustics, particularly in environmental noise and renewable energy. He is a member of the Institute of Acoustics, where he completed his post-graduate study in Acoustics & Noise Control, submitting a dissertation exploring the effects of different road surfaces on road traffic noise.

Rasmus Sloth Pedersen

Rasmus Sloth Pedersen

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Rasmus Sloth Pedersen

Rasmus Sloth Pedersen

Rasmus has worked with Irwin Carr Consulting since 2015, and is bringing in expertise from his background in bioacoustics and marine biology. He is an essential part of our underwater noise team, both in terms of software development and support, but also in marketing and technical underwater noise training courses.

Rasmus previously worked in the Danish and UK oil industry and with the Irish Government to map offshore marine mammal and noise distribution in the north-east Atlantic.

In his spare time Rasmus is engaged with the local men’s shed community and is an avid outdoors enthusiast.

Liam Mulligan

Liam Mulligan

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Liam Mulligan

Liam Mulligan

Liam’s initial degree is in Environmental Health and he subsequently obtained a MSc in Environmental Engineering from Queens. His experience working in companies specialising in contaminated land has given him experience in modelling software and GIS packages.
Liam’s range of environmental experience and modelling expertise will provide assistance to the air quality and environmental noise sections of our company.