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Charlie Stafford-Roberts

BSc(Hons)
Graduate Acoustic Consultant

Education

Charlie studied Physics with Astrophysics at the University of York, graduating with a first in July 2018. His interest in acoustics stemmed from music, which he studied at A-Level alongside physics and maths.

Work History

Charlie’s first job was working Saturdays at an independent music shop based in Morecambe as a retail assistant. Following going to university in 2015, Charlie continued to work there full time during holidays. Upon finishing his degree, he successfully applied for a second job at his old secondary school as a science technician. Charlie worked these two jobs until joining Sharps Redmore in March 2019.

Work Experience

As part of his degree, Charlie undertook a range of investigations using specialist software to conduct complex data analysis. His Final Year BSc project involved using a dual dipole antenna to measure the flux density of radio wave bursts from both the Sun and Jupiter. This involved analysis of extensive amounts of data, which also allowed him to show the effects of solar radiation on the Earth’s Ionosphere. Over the six and a half years working at the music shop Charlie had a range of responsibilities alongside basic customer service, including managing both the front and back end of the company website, managing stock levels both at the shop and at the shop’s warehouse, and assisting with online orders. Charlie’s job as a science technician primarily involved assisting teaching staff with science demonstrations and practicals. This included setting up requested apparatus as well as designing new experiments specific to the lessons being taught. Charlie also continually helped maintain, manage and organise the large volume of physics equipment used by the department.

Plus

Charlie’s passion for music came about when he was just five years old during recorder lessons. Since that time Charlie has replaced the recorder with the piano and guitar. Being a keen pit musician, Charlie has played guitar in a number of musicals at both school and university, as well as professionally in other settings. In August 2018 Charlie had the opportunity to play “The Beautiful Game” by Andrew Lloyd-Webber as part of the National Youth Musical Theatre 2018 Company in the West End. Having grown up in the Lake District, Charlie is also a keen walker and finds that he best enjoys his weekends when they’re spent on top of a mountain.