Author Archives: Becca Lovell

BMJ editorial: Responding to health issues arising from environmental damage is not a luxury but a necessity

Mike, Lora and Mat, writing with Bruce Maycock of Curtin University, Australia, have published an editorial in the BMJ arguing that more needs to be done to identify, monitor, and communicate the risks to human health and wellbeing from the degradation of the seas and oceans. The editorial makes a strong case for action: We […]

‘Threshold’ of 120 minutes in nature for health?

New analysis of Natural England’s Monitor of Engagement with Natural Environments data has found that spending 120 mins or more in nature each week may be a ‘threshold’ for health and wellbeing gain. Mat White and colleagues focused on the associations between self-reported time spent in natural environments for recreation in the last seven days and […]

New PhD: Blue prescriptions

We have a new fully-funded PhD studentship in partnership with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) to commence in October 2019. The PhD is linked to the NERC funded South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) programme. The deadline for applications is midnight on the 12th of July. Interviews will be held in the […]

New paper: Fostering human health through ocean sustainability in the 21st century

Mat, Lora and Mike, with Bruce Maycock of Curtin University, Australia, have called for an equivalent effort to the ‘Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)’, to gather global evidence and to promote collaborative action on behalf of the global ocean and human health and wellbeing. The Perspectives paper in the British Ecological Society‘s journal People […]

Therapeutic Nature: Call for Evidence

We are looking for information on nature based therapies for people with diagnosed mental health conditions from anyone involved with the commissioning, referral or delivery of the interventions. Call for Evidence Are you involved in delivering or referring to nature-based therapies aimed at people with diagnosed mental health conditions? If so, the European Centre for Environment […]

PhD opportunity: Social prescribing horticultural therapy for higher functioning autistic adults

Our colleagues at The University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, NIHR PenCLAHRC and Public Health at Cornwall Council have a new MPhil/PhD Studentship available for full-time or part-time study. The study will focus on whether the social prescribing of horticulture therapy is feasible, acceptable and associated with positive outcomes for higher functioning autistic […]

Masters, PgDip and PgCert in Environment and Human Health

ECEHH run a flexible full or part time post-graduate degree course in Environment and Human Health. The course, delivered by members of European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School’s Truro Campus, focuses on the complex connections between the environment and health, considering emerging threats to health and wellbeing […]