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Kerstin Persson Waye

Professor

Kerstin Persson Waye
Professor
kerstin.persson.waye@amm.gu.se
+46 31 786 3604
0766-183604

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


Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Institute of Medicine (More Information)
Box 414
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 16 , 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

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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2018

2017

The effect of occupational noise on hearing-related symptoms - exploring mediating and modifying effect of annoyance and stress
Sofie Fredriksson, Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, Kerstin Persson Waye
Proceedings of the 12th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (Vol. 6, pp. 18-22)., Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Hälsopåverkan av lågfrekvent buller inomhus
Kerstin Persson Waye, Michael Smith, Mikael Ögren
Gothenburg, Sweden, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Report 2017
Report

Exploring Perception of Vibrations from Rail: An Interview Study
Laura Maclachlan, Kerstin Persson Waye, Eja Pedersen
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Physiological effects of railway vibration and noise on sleep
Michael Smith, Ilona Croy, Mikael Ögren, Oscar Hammar, Eva Lindberg et al.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Acoustic intervention at preschools impact on children´s perception and response to high frequency sound qualities
Kerstin Persson Waye, Irene van Kamp, Jeong-Lim Kim
Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, ICA 2016, 5 to 9 September, 2016, Conference paper 2016
Conference paper

Physiological effects of wind turbine noise on sleep
Michael Smith, Mikael Ögren, Pontus Thorsson, Eja Pedersen, Kerstin Persson Waye
Proceedings of 22nd International Congress on Acoustics. Buenos Aires, 5 to 9 September, 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

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