London South Bank University Faculty of Egineering, Science and the Built Environment
Project - Identifying a Sound Environment for Secondary Schools (ISESS)
LSBU in association with

Publications

Conetta, R., Shield, B. M., Cox, T., Dockrell, J. E. and Connolly, D. (2010) A preliminary survey of noise levels in UK Secondary Schools. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics and Belgium Acoustical Society Noise in the Built Environment conference. Vol.32 Pt.3. April 29 - 30. Gent, Belgium. [presentation]

Connolly, D., Dockrell, J. E., Shield, B. M., Conetta, R. and Cox, T. (2010) Preliminary findings from a survey of students' perception of their acoustic environment in English Secondary Schools. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics and Belgium Acoustical Society Noise in the Built Environment conference. Vol.32 Pt.3. April 29 - 30. Gent, Belgium. [presentation]

Shield, B.M., Conetta, R., Connolly, D., Dockrell, J. and Cox, T. (2010) Objective and subjective surveys of secondary schools. Presented at the Institute of Acoustics Autumn Conference, Birmingham, UK. [presentation]

Dockrell, J. (2011) Noise in secondary schools: pupils' perceptions and performance. Presented at the 10th International Congress on Noise as a public health problem. July 24 - 28. London, UK.

Shield, B.M. (2011) Acoustic design of schools - Where are we now? Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics ACOUSTICS 2011 Conference, Vol.33 Pt.2. September 14 - 15. Glasgow, UK.

Conetta, R., Shield, B. M., Cox, T., Mydlarz, C., Dockrell, J. E. and Connolly, D. (2012) Acoustics of indoor sports halls and gymnasia. Acoustics Bulletin. Vol. 37, No.4. Institute of Acoustics, UK. [report] [additional information]

Reports

Conetta, R. and Shield, B.M. (2010) Acoustic design of schools: Summary of responses to the National Deaf Children's Society request for information. [report]

Conetta, R. and Shield, B.M. (2011) Noise levels of data projectors in secondary school classrooms in the UK. [report]

In the press

Dugan, E. (2011) Children suffer in classrooms with poor acoustics. The Independent on Sunday [online] May 22 [Accessed: November 2nd 2011].

Lee-Potter, E. (2011) Noisy classrooms affect students' performance. SecEd [online] June 9 [Accessed: November 2nd 2011].

Previous publications relevant to the ISESS project

Shield, B. M., Dockrell, J. E., Asker, R. and Tachmatzidis, I. (2002) Effects of noise on the attainments and cognitive performance of primary school children. Report for Department of Health. March 2002.

Shield, B.M. and Dockrell, J.E. (2003) The effects of noise on children at school: a review. J. Building Acoustics 10(2), 97-106.

Shield, B.M. and Dockrell, J.E. (2004) External and internal noise surveys of London primary schools. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 115(2), 730-738.

Dockrell, J. E., Shield, B. M. and Rigby, K. (2004) Acoustic guidelines and teacher strategies for optimising learning conditions in classrooms for children with hearing problems. Chapter 23 in 'Access: Achieving Clear Communication Employing Sound Solutions 2003', Phonak.

Dockrell, J. E. and Shield, B. M. (2004) Children's perceptions of their acoustic environment at school and at home. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 115(6), 2964-2973.

Carey, A., Shield, B. M., Dockrell, J. E. and Rigby, K. (2005) A survey of classroom acoustics and remedial treatments. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics 27 (2).

Carey, A., Shield, B. M. Dockrell, J. E. and Rigby, K. (2005) Acoustic and other factors relating to the use of sound field systems in classrooms. 149th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/ Canadian Acoustical Society, Vancouver, Canada, May.

Tate-Harte, E. and Shield, B. M. (2006) Compliance of open plan learning spaces with Building Bulletin 93. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics 28(1).

Dockrell, J.E. and Shield, B.M. (2006) Acoustical barriers in classrooms: the impact of noise on performance in the classroom, British Educational Research Journal 32(3), 509-525

Shield, B. M. and Carey, A. (2007) Measurement of teachers' voice levels in primary school classrooms. 19th International Congress on Acoustics, Madrid.

Carey, A., Shield, B. M. and Dockrell, J. E. (2008) Development of a new speech intelligibility test for children. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics 30(1).

Shield, B.M. and Dockrell, J.E. (2008) The effects of environmental and classroom noise on the academic attainments of primary school children. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123(1), 133-144.

Shield, B.M., Greenland, E. and Dockrell, J. (2010) Noise in open plan classrooms in primary schools: A review. Noise and Health 12 (49), 225-234.

Shield, B.M. (2010) The need for good acoustics in the classroom - effects of noise on pupils and teachers. Presented at the Institute of Acoustics Symposium on School Acoustics. Dec 7. Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, England (invited). [presentation]

Shield, B.M. (2011) Unserstanding acoustics in open and semi-open learning spaces. Presented at the Ecophon International Acoustician Seminar 2011 - Educational premises workshop. September 21 - 22. Bastad, Sweden.

Greenland, E. and Shield, B. M. (2011) A survey of acoustic conditions in semi-open plan classrooms in the United Kingdom. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 130(3), 1399-1410.