Author Archives: beccalovell

“Meaningful occupation” for people living with dementia in care homes.

Katherine Strick, a PhD student at ECEHH, has written a blog to introduce her research… The need to be occupied in a meaningful way has been acknowledged as an intrinsic part of human nature. People seek occupation and activity for a vast array of reasons, and lack of access to occupation results in people’s well-being […]

Health and the natural environment: A review of evidence, policy, practice and opportunities for the future for Defra

The final report and research briefing for Becca’s fellowship with Defra have been published. An associated evidence statement was published earlier. The study focused on the interconnections between the natural environment and health, and the ways in which these are, or could be harnessed in policy and practice. The majority of the work was undertaken […]

ECEHH leads new qualitative evidence synthesis methods group

A new Campbell Collaboration and Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Working Group, involving several members of ECEHH and led by Dr Ruth Garside, has been established. The new Working Group will focusing on developing methods guidance for qualitative evidence synthesis. Members of the group include: Coordinator: Dr Ruth Garside, University of Exeter, UK Dr Noreen Orr, […]

Job Opportunity: Developing a Nature-on-Prescription Intervention Postdoctoral Research Fellow

We are advertising for a 18 month full time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with our new MRC funded Developing a Nature-on-Prescription Intervention project (4 day/wk). The successful candidate will also support systematic review work for the Blue Communities project, looking at the linkages between marine environmental management, and human health and well-being (1 day/wk). […]

Developing a nature-on-prescription intervention for people with common mental health conditions

We have successfully applied to the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND) fund to develop a nature-on-prescription group intervention for people with common mental health conditions. The project will be led by Dr Ruth Garside and is a collaboration between the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth PenCLAHRC. We are recruiting […]

New PhD: greenspace and child health

Ben has a new PhD opportunity to be based here at ECEHH in Truro. Using birth cohorts to understand the impact of urban green space on child health and wellbeing This interdisciplinary project will investigate the impact of the environments in which children grow up on their health and wellbeing. It will use systematic review, […]

Who isn’t visiting natural environments and why?

Encouraging people to go out into natural environments is fast becoming a key facet of public health promotion. To devise effective strategies to meet this aim we need to know who is not visiting natural environments and why that might be. New research from ECEHH using Natural England’s MENE dataset has explored these questions. The […]