Andrew J. Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell has an extensive background in acoustical design and engineering, including environmental acoustics consulting on large-scale wind farm projects across the UK, and has been involved in over 100 high-end building projects in Southern California. Andrew earned his BSc. (Hons) in Physics & Music at Cardiff University before entering acoustics consulting and is currently a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) in The Bartlett at University College London (UCL). His research is being undertaken within the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project dedicated to developing Soundscape Indices (SSID). Andrew is investigating the temporal and acoustical structure of urban soundscapes through in-depth acoustical and psychoacoustical analyses with the incorporation of contextual and perceptual considerations to achieve a thorough understanding of the human experience of urban noise environments. His research will provide the acoustical framework toward the SSID project’s work to achieve a ground-breaking development in the prediction, design, and standardisation of soundscapes through the development of soundscape indices which incorporate psychological, acoustical/psychoacoustical, neural and physiological, and contextual factors of noise perception. Andrew joined the International Misophonia Research Network in 2018 to contribute his acoustics expertise and carry out acoustical and psychoacoustical analysis of misophonic triggers as part of the ongoing Sound Study.