Neurocognitive Study Results Published (Updated 26th January 2017)


14th July 2016

The neurocognitive study investigated the effect of acute exposure to TETRA (Airwave) on cognition and brain function. It was carried out under the umbrella of the Airwave Health Monitoring Study by Professor Adrian Burgess - now Professor of Psychology at Aston University - and Dr. Nathalie Fouquet.  163 participants from the Airwave Study were recruited into the neurocognitive study between February 2006 and June 2007.

After the study, there was a prolonged period of analysis which highlighted certain technical difficulties in reaching a meaningful conclusion.  However, we were able to present preliminary descriptive results at the TETRA Industry Group Seminar in December 2009.  Further research was undertaken in order to shed further light on the results already found.  This work has now been completed and a paper has now been published in the science journal Environmental Research.  That paper is freely available here.  The Department of Health Policy Research Programme report describing the results of research to which it contributed, is available here.

Professor Burgess and Professor Paul Elliott (Principal Investigator of the Airwave Health Monitoring Study) have written a non-technical interpretation of the results in question-and-answer (FAQ) format, which is available here.