by Charlotte Clark
Professor of Epidemiology
Population Health Research Institute, St George’s, University of London
12:30 – 1:30 pm (UK time)
28th April 2021
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The planned decarbonisation of the aviation sector through the provision of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to short haul hybrid electric aircraft is gathering pace. However, at present very little is known about how communities may respond to the introduction of these technologies. This presentation will discuss the state of the evidence for aircraft and environmental noise effects on a range of health outcomes (annoyance, cardiovascular health, sleep), as well as highlighting how this evidence informs UK policy and guidance. The relevance of this evidence base for the introduction of UAVs as well as future research needs will be discussed.
Charlotte is an epidemiologist and psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of researching the effects of environmental noise on health in both academia and consultancy. She is an internationally recognised expert in the field of environmental noise effects on health, covering a range of outcomes including cardiovascular health, mental health, wellbeing, quality of life, and children’s reading development. She has advised the World Health Organization, DEFRA, the UK Airport Commission, and the Independent Commission for Civil Aviation Noise, innovating and influencing policy, guidance, and practice in the field.