Chair, Scottish Noise Advisory Group
Appointed Trustee: 13th September 2012
Re-appointed: 10th December 2013
Re-appointed: 1st December 2016
One of the world’s leading authorities in acoustics engineering, Dr McKell is Head of AECOM’s Acoustics Practice. From overhead aircraft and rumbling trucks on our roads, to trying to achieve the perfect sound balance in a hotel bedroom, she understands the impact of acoustics on our quality of life. “We are all deeply affected by acoustics, and my work is about negotiating between sounds that are generally welcome and helpful, and noise, which definitely is not.”
Dr McKell’s varied portfolio of projects has ranged from predicting and assessing noise and vibration, to large-scale mapping, road, rail and airport transportation infrastructure projects, to industrial and commercial developments, and leisure and residential schemes.
Bernadette also leads AECOM’s creative and technical excellence council in Europe.