Dr George Dodd

MSC PhD, DipAud, BSc


George Dodd has three decades of experience in teaching acoustics and in research. Increasingly his research has concerned criteria for predicting subjective reactions from objective measurements. Complementing this work on subjective aspects are his duties as head of the Acoustics Testing Service which uses the acoustics chambers of the Acoustics Centre in The University of Auckland as a national testing facility for materials and equipment. Currently his research interests are in meta-materials and their applications.

In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand - one of only three Fellows of the society. He teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Architecture, Engineering, Music and Audiology and has qualifications in mathematics, physics, audiology and a PhD in electro-acoustics. He has been the editor of the Journal of Building Acoustics (an international journal published by Multi-Science) since 2008.

Research | Current

  • Building acoustics, noise control
  • Measurement methods and techniques
  • Noise and building standards
  • Psychoacoustics

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Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Dodd, G. (2016). Can we screen for impact insulation without using a Tapping Machine?. Paper presented at BNAM 2016: Baltic and Nordic Acoustical Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. 20 June - 22 June 2016. (pp. 5).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39392
  • Crichton, F., Dodd, G., Schmid, G., & Petrie, K. J. (2015). Framing sound: Using expectations to reduce environmental noise annoyance. Environmental Research, 142, 609-614. 10.1016/j.envres.2015.08.016
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Keith Petrie
  • Crichton, F., Dodd, G., Schmid, G., Gamble, G., Cundy, T., & Petrie, K. J. (2014). The power of positive and negative expectations to influence reported symptoms and mood during exposure to wind farm sound. Health Psychology, 32 (12), 1588-1592. 10.1037/hea0000037
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Keith Petrie, Greg Gamble
  • Dodd, G., & Yen, B. (2014). Measuring Ln without using a tapping machine?. Paper presented at Inter.noise 2014: 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, Melbourne, Australia. 16 November - 19 November 2014. (pp. 6). Related URL.
  • Hall, A., Calius, E., Dodd, G., Wester, E., & Chan, K. L. (2014). Development of locally resonant structures for sonic barriers. Building Acoustics, 21 (3), 199-220. 10.1260/1351-010X.21.3.199
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Emilio Calius, Andrew Hall
  • Crichton, F., Dodd, G., Schmid, G., Gamble, G., & Petrie, K. J. (2014). Can expectations produce symptoms from infrasound associated with wind turbines?. Health Psychology, 33 (4), 360-364. 10.1037/a0031760
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gian Schmid, Greg Gamble, Keith Petrie
  • Stevenson, D., Searchfield, G., Dodd, G., & Xu, X. (2013). An experimental study on multiple acoustic venting for hearing aid applications. Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 99 (4), 598-606. 10.3813/AAA.918639
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Xun Xu, Grant Searchfield
  • Hall, A. J., Calius, E. P., Dodd, G., & Chan, K. L. (2013). Development of locally resonant structures for sonic barriers. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 8659 San Diego, USA. 10.1117/12.2024999
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Hall, Emilio Calius

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1M, Room 1M01
New Zealand