The latest paper from the REGREEN project has been published Open Access in the journal Nature-Based Solutions. It sets out a typology of urban Green Infrastructure which aims to help design and plan new Green Infrastructure. The paper was led by Prof Laurence Jones from UKCEH, and involved several co-authors from the University of Exeter. […]

We have a new job opportunity! The 0.6%FTE post will be based with us at ECEHH at our Truro Campus and is fixed term basis from 01/12/2022 until 30/09/2026. The Post You will play a key role within the University of Exeter research team investigating how Urban Green- and Blue-Space (UGBS) can deliver equitable health […]

We at ECEHH run a Continuing Professional Development course, Nature, Health and Well-being. The next course dates have just been announced. It will run virtually on Zoom over four days on from 9:00 – 13:00 (UK time) on the 20th, 23rd, 27th, 30th March 2023 from the comfort of your home and/or office without the need […]

We have delivered the University of Exeter MSc in Environment and Human Health from our base in Cornwall, UK since 2012. This programme is strongly linked with the research of the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, including that of the Beyond Greenspace team, and is delivered primarily by Centre academic staff. We teach […]

Ruth, Becca, Kerryn and a team from Exeter and Plymouth Universities have been awarded funds by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to conduct a feasibility study of nature based activities reached through social prescribing. The work will help prepare for a full Randomised Controlled Trial which will help clarify whether such activities are […]

A new four year post-doctoral post is available to work with Professor Kevin Gaston, Lewis, Becca and Jo on the RENEW project investigating key questions about the variation in and temporal dynamics of people’s relationships with nature, and their consequences. The role The post entails data collection and analysis to address key questions about the […]

A new fully-funded four year PhD studentiship is availible to work with Lewis, Becca and Professor Kevin Gaston. It will focus on understanding how people respond to changes in biodiversity and will be one of at least nine other PhDs associated with the NERC funded Renewing biodiversity through a people-in-nature approach (RENEW) project. The studentship […]

There is now a relatively well-established evidence base suggesting that time spent in so-called ‘green’ space environments (for example, parks, gardens, woodlands and countryside areas) can be beneficial for human health and wellbeing. However, a growing body of critical research examining the social impacts of urban greening has also identified detrimental processes of ‘green gentrification’, […]

Our brand new course, Nature, Health and Well-being CPD will run virtually on Zoom over 4 days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 13:00 on the 22nd and 24th March and 5th and 7th April 2022 from the comfort of your home and/or office without the need to travel.  The course will explore how natural environments can benefit the physical and mental health of […]

On 13th October a collaboration between SWEEP Investing in Nature for Health and Agile Rabbit hosted an open online event Protecting nature – improving our health. In this free online event, we took a deep dive into the benefits nature provides us and what this means for how we protect the natural world, with perspectives […]