Prof David Ball


NameProf David Ball
Job titleProfessor Risk Management
Research institute
Primary appointmentNatural Sciences
Email addressd.ball@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1681-3455
Contact categoryResearcher

Research outputs

Managing risk in nurseries

Ball, D. 2022. Managing risk in nurseries. Mark Allen Group.

What is risk?

Ball, D. 2022. What is risk? Livingstone, G. (ed.) ASEC 22: Army Safety & Environmental Conference. Tidworth Garrison Theatre, UK 17 Mar 2022 UK MOD. pp. 6-6

Strengths and limitations of conventional approaches to risk assessment and management of EMF exposure from 5G and B5G networks

Mazar, H. and Ball, D. 2021. Strengths and limitations of conventional approaches to risk assessment and management of EMF exposure from 5G and B5G networks. Frontiers in Communications and Networks. 2. https://doi.org/10.3389/frcmn.2021.731172

Science and politics of base station electromagnetic field risks

Mazar Madjar, H. and Ball, D. 2021. Science and politics of base station electromagnetic field risks. IEEE Conference on microwaves, antennas, communications and electronic systems (COMCAS). Tel Aviv 01 - 03 Nov 2021 IEEE. pp. 216-218 https://doi.org/10.1109/COMCAS52219.2021.9629038

Health, the outdoors and safety

Ball, D. and Ball-King, L. 2021. Health, the outdoors and safety. Sustainability. 13 (8), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084274

Risky play in a risk averse world

Ball, D. 2020. Risky play in a risk averse world. OECD 21st Century Children. Utrecht, the Netherlands 17 - 18 Feb 2020

Improving society's management of risks - a statement of principles

Ball, D., Humpherson, E., Johnson, B., McDowell, M., Ng, R., Radaelli, C., Renn, O., Seedhouse, D., Spiegelhalter, D., Uhl, A. and Watt, J. 2020. Improving society's management of risks - a statement of principles. Brussels, Belgium Atomium, EISMD.

The importance of play and what we need to do

Ball, D. 2019. The importance of play and what we need to do. Japan Park Facilities Association (JPFA) 30th Anniversary Conference. Tokyo 08 Oct 2019

Risk Assessment - breaking new ground

Ball, D. 2019. Risk Assessment - breaking new ground. Play and managing risk seminar. Conwy Business Centre, Llandudno Junction 17 Jul 2019

Presentation of CAPUR's scientific activities

Ball, D. 2019. Presentation of CAPUR's scientific activities. CAPUR presentation by Atomium (Brussels). Brussels 07 May 2019

Avoiding a dystopian future for children's play

Ball, D., Brussoni, M., Gill, T., Harbottle, H. and Spiegal, B. 2019. Avoiding a dystopian future for children's play. International Journal of Play. 8 (1), pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/21594937.2019.1582844

Hazard identification and risk assessment in the leisure sector - the UK experience

Ball, D. 2018. Hazard identification and risk assessment in the leisure sector - the UK experience. ISO/TC 83 WG6 Working Group. Toronto, Canada 30 - 31 Oct 2018

Risk and the perception of risk in interactions with nature

Ball, D. and Ball-King, L. 2018. Risk and the perception of risk in interactions with nature. in: van den Bosch, M. and Bird, W. (ed.) Oxford textbook of Nature and Public Health: The role of nature in improving the health of a population Oxford Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 215-220

Risky play and growing up: how to understand the over-protection of the next generation

Kennair, L., Sandseter, E. and Ball, D. 2018. Risky play and growing up: how to understand the over-protection of the next generation. in: Kaufman, A. and Kaufman, J. (ed.) Pseudoscience: The conspiracy against science Cambridge Mass., London The MIT Press. pp. 171-194

Reflections on public safety - a UK experience

Ball, D. 2017. Reflections on public safety - a UK experience. Public safety. University of Nagaoka, Japan 08 - 09 Sep 2017

Risk and safety in outdoor play

Sandseter, E., Little, H., Ball, D., Eager, D. and Brussoni, M. 2017. Risk and safety in outdoor play. in: Waller, T., Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E., Sandseter, E., Lee-Hammond, L., Lekies, K. and Wyver, S. (ed.) The Sage Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning London Sage. pp. 113-126

Enhancing the resilience of children and young people in a risky world

Ball, D., Watt, J. and de Rijke, V. 2017. Enhancing the resilience of children and young people in a risky world. SRA-E 26th Annual Conference: New challenges, new threats: resilience and adaptation in a risky world. Lisbon, Portugal 19 - 21 Jun 2017

Trees and the urban environment - weighing risks and benefits

Ball, D., Watt, J. and Fay, N. 2016. Trees and the urban environment - weighing risks and benefits. International Conference on Urban Risks (ICUR 2016). Lisbon, Portugal 30 Jun - 02 Jul 2016 pp. 575-582

Airborne particulate matter and diesel vehicles in cities - changing perspectives

Ball, D. and Watt, J. 2016. Airborne particulate matter and diesel vehicles in cities - changing perspectives. International Conference on Urban Risks (ICUR 2016). Lisbon, Portugal 30 Jun - 02 Jul 2016 CERU - European Centre of Urban Risks. pp. 933-940

Utilising expertise to manage dynamic urban risks

Watt, J., Ball, D. and Okoli, J. 2016. Utilising expertise to manage dynamic urban risks. International Conference on Urban Risks (ICUR 2016). Lisbon, Portugal 30 Jun - 02 Jul 2016 CERU - European Centre of Urban Risks. pp. 123-129

Health and safety and the management of risk

Ball-King, L. and Ball, D. 2016. Health and safety and the management of risk. in: Burgess, A., Alemanno, A. and Zinn, J. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies London Routledge. pp. 143-154

Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion?

Brussoni, M., Brunelle, S., Pike, I., Sandseter, E., Herrington, S., Turner, H., Belair, S., Logan, L., Fuselli, P. and Ball, D. 2015. Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion? Injury Prevention. 21 (5), pp. 344-347. https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041241

Children's play space and safety management: rethinking the role of play equipment standards

Spiegal, B., Gill, T., Harbottle, H. and Ball, D. 2014. Children's play space and safety management: rethinking the role of play equipment standards. SAGE Open. 4 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244014522075

Further thoughts on the utility of risk matrices

Ball, D. and Watt, J. 2013. Further thoughts on the utility of risk matrices. Risk Analysis. 33 (11), pp. 2068-2078. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.12057

Safety management and public spaces: restoring balance

Ball, D. and Ball-King, L. 2013. Safety management and public spaces: restoring balance. Risk Analysis. 33 (5), pp. 763-771. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1539.6924.2012.01900.x

The rise and fall of a regulator: adventure sports in the United Kingdom

Ball-King, L., Watt, J. and Ball, D. 2013. The rise and fall of a regulator: adventure sports in the United Kingdom. Risk Analysis. 33 (1), pp. 15-23. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6924.2012.01850.x

The risk to the public of tree fall

Ball, D. and Watt, J. 2013. The risk to the public of tree fall. Journal of Risk Research. 16 (2), pp. 261-269. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2012.737827

Public safety and risk assessment: improving decision making

Ball, D. and Ball-King, L. 2011. Public safety and risk assessment: improving decision making. Abingdon, UK Earthscan from Routledge.

Risks and benefits of sports and exercise: part 1 - assessing the risks.

Ball, D. 1998. Risks and benefits of sports and exercise: part 1 - assessing the risks. Sports Exercise and Injury. 4 (1), pp. 3-9.

Experts and public risk.

Barrett, M. and Ball, D. 2009. Experts and public risk. The Risk and Regulation Advisory Council.

Standards setters and public risk.

Ball, D. and Barrett, M. 2009. Standards setters and public risk. The Risk and Regulation Advisory Council.

Insurers and public risk.

Barrett, M. and Ball, D. 2009. Insurers and public risk. The Risk and Regulation Advisory Council.

Judges, courts, the legal profession and public risk.

Ball, D., Maggs, D. and Barrett, M. 2009. Judges, courts, the legal profession and public risk. The Risk and Regulation Advisory Council.

Design for play: a guide to creating successful play spaces.

Shackell, A., Butler, N., Doyle, P. and Ball, D. 2008. Design for play: a guide to creating successful play spaces. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)..

Managing risk in play provision: implementation guide.

Ball, D., Gill, T. and Spiegal, B. 2008. Managing risk in play provision: implementation guide. The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)..

Editorial on nuclear waste.

Baverstock, K. and Ball, D. 2008. Editorial on nuclear waste. Energy & Environment. 19 (3-4), pp. 379-390. https://doi.org/10.1260/095830508784641417

Factors influencing subjective ranking of driver distractions

Patel, J., Ball, D. and Jones, H. 2008. Factors influencing subjective ranking of driver distractions. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 40 (1), pp. 392-395. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2007.07.006

I’ll manage risk my way.

Ball, D. 2007. I’ll manage risk my way. Arboricultural Journal. 30 (2), pp. 121-126.

Why risk assessment needs an underpinning philosophy.

Ball, D. 2007. Why risk assessment needs an underpinning philosophy. Arboricultural Journal. 30 (2), pp. 113-120.

The evolution of risk assessment and risk management: a background to the development of risk philosophy.

Ball, D. 2007. The evolution of risk assessment and risk management: a background to the development of risk philosophy. Arboricultural Journal. 30 (2), pp. 105-112.

Trends in fall injuries associated with children's outdoor climbing frames.

Ball, D. 2007. Trends in fall injuries associated with children's outdoor climbing frames. International journal of injury control and safety promotion.. 14 (1), pp. 49-53. https://doi.org/10.1080/17457300600890137

Human behaviour.

Ball, D. and Green, C. 2007. Human behaviour. in: Thorne, C., Evans, E. and Penning-Rowsell, E. (ed.) Future flooding and coastal erosion risks. Thomas Telford Ltd. pp. 100-115

Risk and the demise of children's play.

Ball, D. 2007. Risk and the demise of children's play. in: Thom, B., Sales, R. and Pearce, J. (ed.) Growing up with risk. Policy Press.

Environmental hazards and risk communication. (Editorial).

Faulkner, H. and Ball, D. 2007. Environmental hazards and risk communication. (Editorial). Environmental Hazards. 7 (2), pp. 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envhaz.2007.08.002

Societal concerns and risk decisions

Ball, D. and Boehmer-Christiansen, S. 2006. Societal concerns and risk decisions. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 144 (1-2), pp. 556-563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2006.10.070

Foreign travel and the risk of harm.

Ball, D. and Machin, N. 2006. Foreign travel and the risk of harm. International journal of injury control and safety promotion.. 13 (2), pp. 107-115. https://doi.org/10.1080/17457300500221292

A bad year for science.

Ball, D. and Baverstock, K. 2006. A bad year for science. Nuclear Engineering International.

Resistance to three antimicrobial agents of Campylobacter isolated from organically- and intensively-reared chickens purchased from retail outlets

Soonthornchaikul, N., Garelick, H., Jones, H., Jacobs, J., Ball, D. and Choudhury, M. 2006. Resistance to three antimicrobial agents of Campylobacter isolated from organically- and intensively-reared chickens purchased from retail outlets. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 27 (2), pp. 125-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2005.09.020

Environmental health policy.

Ball, D. 2006. Environmental health policy. Open University Press.

Deliberating over Britain's nuclear waste

Ball, D. 2006. Deliberating over Britain's nuclear waste. Journal of Risk Research. 9 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669870500288700

Nuclear waste: consult widely, decide wisely?

Ball, D. 2005. Nuclear waste: consult widely, decide wisely? The Chemical Engineer.

The UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

Baverstock, K. and Ball, D. 2005. The UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management. Journal of Radiological Protection. 25 (3), pp. 313-320. https://doi.org/10.1088/0952-4746/25/3/008

Policy issues and risk–benefit trade-offs of ‘safer surfacing’ for children’s playgrounds.

Ball, D. 2004. Policy issues and risk–benefit trade-offs of ‘safer surfacing’ for children’s playgrounds. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 36 (4), pp. 661-670. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0001-4575(03)00088-5

Perceptual differences regarding health and environmental problems and their remedies in two states of the former Czechoslovakia

Slachtová, H., Avdičová, M., Tvrdík, J., Fletcher, T., Dusseldorp, A., Kolarova, D., Farkas, I., Zycinska, J., Gurzau, E., Minca, D., Ball, D., Jones, K., Lebret, E. and Woudenberg, F. 2003. Perceptual differences regarding health and environmental problems and their remedies in two states of the former Czechoslovakia. Central European Journal of Public Health.. 11 (1), pp. 44-49.

Environmental risk assessment and the intrusion of bias

Ball, D. 2002. Environmental risk assessment and the intrusion of bias. Environment International. 28 (6), pp. 529-544. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0160-4120(02)00061-2

Charisma: cultural heritage, access and risk management.

Ball, D. and Watt, J. 2002. Charisma: cultural heritage, access and risk management. Brandt-Grau, A., Pérez-Vitoria, S., Chapuis, M. and Leissner, J. (ed.) The European Commission. pp. 222

Playgrounds - risks, benefits and choices

Ball, D. 2002. Playgrounds - risks, benefits and choices. HSE Books.

Understanding and responding to societal concerns.

Ball, D. and Boehmer-Christiansen, S. 2002. Understanding and responding to societal concerns. HSE Books.

Ships in the night and the quest for safety.

Ball, D. 2000. Ships in the night and the quest for safety. International journal of injury control and safety promotion.. 7 (2), pp. 83-96. https://doi.org/10.1076/1566-0974(200006)7:2;1-R;FT083

Consumer affairs and the valuation of safety.

Ball, D. 2000. Consumer affairs and the valuation of safety. Accident Analysis & Prevention. 32 (3), pp. 337-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0001-4575(99)00055-X

The valuation of safety in the UK – some recent developments.

Ball, D. 2000. The valuation of safety in the UK – some recent developments. in: Measuring the burden of injury: the 3rd International Conference proceedings. U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. pp. 83-87

Diverse conceptions of risk prioritization.

Ball, D. and Golob, L. 1999. Diverse conceptions of risk prioritization. Journal of Risk Research. 2 (3), pp. 243-261. https://doi.org/10.1080/136698799376826

Risk ranking by the British public: a survey of worry about a broad spectrum of risk issues.

Houghton, J., Murray, E. and Ball, D. 1999. Risk ranking by the British public: a survey of worry about a broad spectrum of risk issues. Human and ecological risk assessment: an international journal. 5 (3), pp. 509-526. https://doi.org/10.1080/10807039991289509

Some observations on waterslide injuries.

Ball, D. 1998. Some observations on waterslide injuries. Injury Prevention. 4 (3), pp. 225-227.

The Panteg monitoring project: comparing PCB and dioxin concentrations in the vicinity of industrial facilities

Lovett, A., Foxall, C., Ball, D. and Creaser, C. 1998. The Panteg monitoring project: comparing PCB and dioxin concentrations in the vicinity of industrial facilities. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 61 (1-3), pp. 175-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-3894(98)00121-6

Risks and benefits of sports and exercise: part 2 - gauging the benefits.

Ball, D. 1998. Risks and benefits of sports and exercise: part 2 - gauging the benefits. Sports Exercise and Injury. 4 (2/3), pp. 74-79.

Risks and benefits of sports and exercise Part 3 of a 3 part series - looking ahead.

Ball, D. 1998. Risks and benefits of sports and exercise Part 3 of a 3 part series - looking ahead. Sports Exercise and Injury. 4 (4), pp. 174-182.

Risk management and consumer safety.

Ball, D. and Goats, G. 1996. Risk management and consumer safety. International journal of injury control and safety promotion.. 3 (3), pp. 111-124. https://doi.org/10.1080/09298349608945770

Towards a coherent industrial safety and environmental risk management philosophy in the United Kingdom.

Ball, D. and Goats, G. 1996. Towards a coherent industrial safety and environmental risk management philosophy in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 6 (4/5/6), pp. 397-414.
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