Below is a list of my published works including articles, research papers and awards. Each publication has a short write up to explain the key message and/or findings and reasons behind the publication.
Each article may be downloaded.
The assessment of potentially actionable noise impact
The article considers elements of noise impact that are independent or only partially reliant on the decibel level. It relates to sources of specific sound from one premises affecting another that is potentially ‘actionable’ in law.
Baker D and Stigwood M. The assessment of potentially actionable noise impact. Acoustic Bulletin. January / February 2020. Pp. 49-57.
Click the link below to view the technical contribution “The assessment of potentially actionable noise impact” from Acoustics Bulletin – 2020/2021
Author’s response to comment on ‘application of noise guidance to the assessment of industrial noise with character on residential dwellings in the UK’, D. Baker 93 (2015) 88–96
Applied Acoustics 145 (2019) 25–26 (published online 29/09/18)
Inter-noise Hong Kong 2017
Acoustic, non acoustic and context related factors in reactions to noise
Baker D. Preliminary evaluation of the relative importance of acoustic, non acoustic and context related factors in reactions to noise at the individual level. Proceedings of Inter-noise 2017. pp 4501-4512.
Inter-noise Hamburg 2016
Equal energy principle and individual sources of neighbourhood noise
Baker D. Relevance of the equal energy principle to individual sources of neighbourhood noise. Proceedings of Inter-noise 2016. pp 4678-4689.
Environmental Health News – May 2016
President’s Researcher of the Year Awards 2016
Short article following award of CIEH President’s Award for Junior Researcher of the Year.
Material Recycling World – September 2015
Be sensitive to how neighbours perceive sound
Features – 25 September, 2015
Article advising waste sites to consider noise when planning new sites or when noise sensitive dwellings are proposed in close proximity to existing waste operations.
Environmental Health News – September 2015
Over-exposure – September 2015
Article highlighting the problems of applying fixed decibel thresholds against specific sources of noise they were not designed to be used for. The article uses a simple analogy of not assessing noise purely on decibel level as this would be like choosing your food diet purely by weight regardless of food type selected and expecting the same short and long term outcome. These points are generally misunderstood by engineers and those who place significant weight on decibel levels.
Journal of Applied Acoustics – June 2015
Original Technical Note – “Application of noise guidance to the assessment of industrial and commercial noise in the UK”
Applied Acoustics 93 (2015) 88–96