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Prof Dr. Kerstin Persson Waye | Environmental Medicine Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Kerstin Persson Waye, Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden

👩‍🔬 Prof. Dr. Kerstin Persson Waye, born March 30, 1959, is a distinguished environmental medicine researcher and professor at the University of Gothenburg. With a PhD in Public Health and extensive experience in noise research, she leads the Sound Environment and Health research group. Her work focuses on the impact of environmental exposures, particularly noise, on mental health, sleep, and cardiovascular risks, with significant contributions to policy guidelines and international commissions. As a mentor, she has supervised numerous students and postdocs, shaping the next generation of researchers in her field. 🌱


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📚 Dr. Kerstin Persson Waye embarked on her academic journey with a BSc in Public Health and Environmental Protection from Umeå University in 1982. Continuing her quest for knowledge, she delved into graduate studies, earning her PhD in Environmental Medicine from the University of Gothenburg in 1995. Her groundbreaking thesis, “On the effects of environmental low-frequency noise,” laid the foundation for her illustrious career. Over the past decade, she has held esteemed positions including Professor of Environmental Medicine at GU and a visiting professorship at Örebro University. With appointments spanning multiple prestigious institutions, her expertise in noise research continues to resonate globally. 🔬


Research Focus

🔍 Dr. Kerstin Persson Waye’s research spans various aspects of environmental noise, with a primary focus on understanding its impact on human health and well-being. Her extensive body of work delves into the perception and annoyance caused by wind turbine noise, effects of low-frequency noise on cortisol levels and sleep quality, and evaluations of noise pollution in different environments including hospitals and intensive care units. Through her studies, she aims to elucidate the intricate relationship between noise exposure and various health outcomes, contributing significantly to our understanding of how noise affects individuals’ lives. 🌱


Publication Top Notes

  1. Perception and annoyance due to wind turbine noise—a dose–response relationship 📄 Cited by: 656 | Year: 2004
  2. Wind turbine noise, annoyance and self-reported health and well-being in different living environments📄 Cited by: 481 | Year: 2007
  3. Characterizing noise and perceived work environment in a neurological intensive care unit📄 Cited by: 267 | Year: 2008
  4. Low frequency noise enhances cortisol among noise sensitive subjects during work performance 📄 Cited by: 215 | Year: 2002
  5. Psycho-acoustic characters of relevance for annoyance of wind turbine noise📄 Cited by: 205 | Year: 2002
  6. Effects of nighttime low frequency noise on the cortisol response to awakening and subjective sleep quality 📄 Cited by: 200 | Year: 2003
  7. Low frequency noise” pollution” interferes with performance📄 Cited by: 199 | Year: 2001
  8. Effects on performance and work quality due to low frequency ventilation noise 📄 Cited by: 193 | Year: 1997
  9. Noise pollution in hospitals: impact on patients 📄 Cited by: 180 | Year: 2012
  10. The prevalence of annoyance and effects after long-term exposure to low-frequency noise 📄 Cited by: 171 | Year: 2001
Kerstin Persson Waye | Environmental Medicine Award | Best Researcher Award

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