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Professor Gregory Watts

Gregory Watts

Professor of Environmental Acoustics

Expertise: sustainable environments, environmental engineering, road traffic noise, traffic, urban and rural open spaces, tranquillity

Greg is Professor of Environmental Acoustics in the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Bradford. He is an internationally recognised expert on road traffic noise research and was awarded the RWB Stephens medal by the Institute of Acoustics for outstanding contributions to research and teaching. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and he has a broad experience of working on acoustics projects for EPSRC, government departments and the private sector. Using live traffic environments and controlled environments, including involvement in fMRI brain scanning techniques, he has studied audio-visual interactions and their importance for environmental evaluations. He has developed methods to predict, map and improve perceived tranquillity and to assess levels of tranquillity in urban and rural open spaces. He was lead researcher on a DEFRA funded study to develop national criteria for identifying Quiet Areas to meet the requirements of the Environmental Noise (England) Regulations 2006.


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