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Kerstin Persson Waye


Kerstin Persson Waye
+46 31 786 3604

Room number: 213
Postal Address: Arbets- och miljömedicin, Avdelningen för samhällsmedicin och folkhälsa, Box 414, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 16A , 41390 Göteborg

School of Public Health and Community Medicine at Institute of Medicine (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18A , 413 90 Göteborg

About Kerstin Persson Waye

Bachelor of Science within Environmental Health 1982. Between 1982- 1985 I worked with environmental and health aspects in municipalities. From 1985, within medical faculty Gothenburg University. I achieved a PhD within Environmental Medicine, with the thesis ”On the effects of community low frequency noise”. During the following years I was able to continue research of the impacts of low frequency noise on work performance and sleep. I also started up the research field within wind turbine noise. During the years 2002- 2003 full time and until 2005 part time I got a position as associate professor at the Department of Acoustics at Aalborgs university. Main research questions were human perception and response to sounds inclusive advanced measurements of low levels low frequency sounds. Acquired 2003, a lectorate within Environmental Medicine at Gothenburg University and became Docent 2006. Became professor within Environmental Medicine specifically noise research 2009. Currently, I lead a cross-disciplinary team within the reseach unit Sound and Health. Our studies adopt quantitative and qualitative methods and epidemiological and experimental designs. Current studies include young children’s perception, response and health outcomes due to noise. Within the age group of 4-6 years we have developed and validated a questionnaire to capture children’s reaction in their preschool environment, evaluated several measurement methods of their noise exposure and currently also the risk for hearing disorders. Other ongoing projects study hearing disorders among communication intensive work places with a gender focus and physiological and self-reported reactions due to vibration and noise during sleep. My main drive is to better understand the mechanisms between specific sound exposures and health outcomes.

Curent international commitments involve: Member of the General Guideline Group within WHO( noise criteria), Member of the expert panel of the Canadian Council of Academy for the wind turbine and health report.

Latest publications

The effects on sleep of ground borne noise from trains in tunnels
Michael Smith, Mikael Ögren, Julia Ageborg Morsing, Tomas Jerson, Kerstin Persson Waye
Euronoise 2018. May 27-31, Hersonissos, Crete., Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Wind Turbine Noise and Sleep: Pilot Studies on the Influence of Noise Characteristics
Julia Ageborg Morsing, M. G. Smith, Mikael Ögren, P. Thorsson, E. Pedersen et al.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Annoyance in Response to Vibrations from Railways
Laura Maclachlan, Mikael Ögren, Elise Elise van Kempen, Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, Kerstin Persson Waye
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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Low frequency noise in a paper mill control room
Johanna Bengtsson Ryberg, Agneta Agge, Kerstin Persson Waye, Martin Björkman
The 11th International Meeting on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control, 2004 30 August-1 September, Maastricht, The Netherlands, Conference paper 2004
Conference paper

Perception and annoyance due to wind turbine noise - a dose-response relationship
Eja Pedersen, Kerstin Persson Waye
Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Journal article 2004
Journal article


Effects of night-time low frequency noise on the cortisol response to awakening and subjectiv sleep quality
Kerstin Persson Waye, Angela Clow, S Edwards, F Hucklebridge, Ragnar Rylander
Life Sciences, Journal article 2003
Journal article

Assessments of low frequency noise complaints among the local Environmental Health Authorities and follow-up study 14 years later
Johanna Bengtsson, Kerstin Persson Waye
Journal of Low Frequency Noise Vibration and Active Control, Journal article 2003
Journal article


Low frequency noise enhances cortisol among noise sensitive subjects during work performance
Kerstin Persson Waye, Johanna Bengtsson, Ragnar Rylander, F Hucklebridge, P Evans et al.
Life Sciences, Journal article 2002
Journal article

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