Author Archives: Becca Lovell

ECEHH research featured on the BBC’s ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’

The BBC’s Trust Me, I’m a Doctor looked at whether time spent in nature benefits mental health and ran a small experiment testing the recent finding, reported in one of Mat and co’s recent papers, that people who report spending 120 mins or more in nature over the last week had consistently higher levels of health […]

SWEEP Environmental Investment for Health Outcomes project webinar library

On this page we will post a library of links to our SWEEP project webinar recordings. Webinar 1: Public Health Dorset: Stories from the Healthy Places project The live stream of the webinar took place on Friday 6 December 2019. Rupert Lloyd from Public Health Dorset shared his insight into some of the work going […]

SWEEP Project Webinars: Environmental investment for health outcomes – what does the evidence say?

Join us for our second SWEEP project webinar on 31st January 2020, 1-2pm Environmental investment for health outcomes: what does the evidence say? Dr Becca Lovell, Lecturer in Biodiversity and Healthy Policy at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, will be presenting our second webinar. Join us for this webinar to learn more about the […]

ECEHH – WHO Collaborating Centre in Natural Environments and Health at the University of Exeter

We are hugely honored to be able to announce that ECEHH is now a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Natural Environments and Health! The status of WHO Collaborating Centre on Natural Environments and Health reflects the Centre’s significant contribution to science and policy-making from just over a decade of interdisciplinary research. WHO Collaborating Centers […]

New: Demystifying Health Metrics Paper

Mat White and Deb Cracknell have coordinated the fourth paper in the VNP’s Demystifying Series: ‘Demystifying Health Metrics’. The paper aims to unpack quantitative measures of health & wellbeing to demonstrate the value of the natural environment for human health & wellbeing for the natural capital community. Members of the team worked on a previous […]

Does living near the coast help mitigate health inequalities?

New analysis of Health Survey for England data by Jo Garrett and colleagues suggests that living near the coast may help mitigate health inequalities in urban populations. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between mental health and coastal proximity (operationalised into five categories: (1) 0–1 km; (2) >1–5 km; (3) >5–20 km; (4) >20–50 km; […]

Engaging with birdlife

Authored by Sarah Bell and originally published on the Sensing Nature blog. Engaging with birdlife Why do we tune into the sounds of nature? What captures our attention and how do we relate to these soundscapes? These are some of the questions that we have explored during the Sensing Nature project; a two-year qualitative study […]