Author Archives: Becca Lovell

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 […]

The Forest 404 experiment

Alex Smalley is collaborating with the BBC to consider how listening to nature could impact wellbeing. The study is one of the biggest investigations ever conducted into the therapeutic effects of sound and has launched alongside an innovative new BBC Radio 4 podcast called Forest 404. You can take part in the Forest 404 experiment […]

Therapeutic Nature project

We have been awarded funding from Defra to identify what works in the use of nature-based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness. The new work is closely aligned with the MRC funded Nature on Prescription project. One of the key aims of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan is to help identify […]

Blue health job at ECEHH

The Horizons 2020 funded BlueHealth team are recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, fixed term full time post based in Truro, Cornwall until 30 June 2020. The BlueHealth project is concerned with improving our understanding of how interacting with the sea, coast and inland waters (lakes/rivers) can help promote public health (while recognising the many […]

Systematic review of indoor nature interventions for the health of older adults in residential settings

A new systematic review carried out by Nicky Yeo and colleagues and published in The Gerontologist found some evidence to suggest that involvement in active gardening and horticultural programmes can benefit the wellbeing of older adults in residential homes. Older adults living in residential homes are at risk of loneliness, hopelessness, and depression. There is […]

New book: Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing

Members of the Beyond Greenspace team have contributed to a new book on the roles of bluespace in promoting health and wellbeing. The book is part of Routledge’s Geographies of Health Series. The Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing book considers the many relationships between water, health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the aspects […]