Stephen Stansfeld is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. He was chair of the International Commission on the Biological Effects of Noise from 2008 to 2014 and directed the 7th Framework funded European Network on Noise and Health (ENNAH), involving 33 European partners. He directed the European 5th Framework-funded RANCH Study on the effects of aircraft and road traffic noise on children’s cognition and health. He currently chairs the WHO Guidelines Development Group on the new guidelines for environmental noise. He carries out research on noise and health and longitudinal studies of adolescent mental health and studies of work and mental health.