Clinic Locations

Woolcock Sleep Clinic
Phone: (02) 9114 0000
Address: 431 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW, 2037 Email: reception@woolcock.org.au
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Phone: (02) 9515 6655
Address: Level 11, Main Block, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050
Integrated Sleep Health
Phone: (02) 9238 2209
Address: MLC Building, Level 57, 19-29 Martin Place, NSW, Sydney, 2000 Email: info@isleephealth.com.au

Professor Ron Grunstein

Professor of Sleep Medicine

MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP

Should we badger Badgery's Creek locals in health surveys before and after a second airport ?

Posted: November 25, 2014

The NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) in Air Quality and Neurosleep based at the Woolcock Institute held an all day symposium on noise and health with a range of local and international speakers including Anna Hansell from Imperial College, London and Irene Van Kamp from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands. Current guidelines on assessing the health impact of noise were discussed as well as a discussion on the type and value of future research including an assessment of the impact of a second Sydney Airport. The need for better measurement, not only of noise, but health outcomes was recognised. The lack of quality research was also raised and one of the aims of the symposia was allow better networking of researchers and allow potential formation of a team approach to new studies. The NHMRC CREs have already been approached by government bodies attending the symposia to potentially undertake research.

 

20141121_123157 Over 100 attendees at the University of Sydney for the symposium.