International Advisory Group: Member

Institution: Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Brisbane

Interest and/or practice of interdisciplinarity: 

Lex Brown is Professor of Environmental Planning in the Urban Research Program, Griffith School of Environment in Brisbane, Australia. His major research interests lie in tools that interface between the environmental scientist and the planning and engineering professions. He works extensively in environmental assessment of all aspects of development, at project and strategic levels, and in both developed and developing countries. He began his research career as a transport engineer examining human response to road traffic noise. He continues this acoustic work across diverse areas of human perception of noise, effects on human health, prediction and modelling of transport noise, effects on wildlife and, more recently in soundscapes — in which the acoustic environment is conceived as a resource. He is a Board member of the International Commission on the Biological Effects of Noise, and member of an ISO Working Group in Acoustics.