Author Archives: Becca Lovell

Blog on the Green-Blue Spaces Study for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Our colleague Dr Amy Mizen, based at Swansea University Medical School, has written a blog for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales describing the NIHR funded Green-Blue Spaces Study. The team have also produced a short video on the outcomes of the first stakeholder workshop. The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is responsible for delivering […]

Paper on the potential of healthy urban microbiome initiatives

Becca has co-authored a paper with colleagues from the Universities of Tasmania and Adelaide and Public Health Dorset highlighting the potential of urban microbiome initiatives for promoting public health. In the paper we suggest that: “…Urban green spaces have a clear benefit to both environmental and human health. The mechanisms behind this connection are not […]

Dorset Green Health

Mapping Access to Greenspace in Dorset for Health & Wellbeing The first six months of the collaborative project between ECEHH at the University of Exeter Medical School and Public Health Dorset has resulted in an improved understanding of access to greenspaces across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. You can read about what we did and produced […]

Demystifying Health paper

The Valuing Nature Programme Demystifying Health paper has now been published. Health is a basic element of life which is often taken for granted. We think little of it until it is threatened by injury or disease yet it is perhaps the most fundamental determinant of whether or not we can make the most of […]

Policy-making in the House of Lords

Dr Siân de Bell, a member of the Innovate UK project team, was awarded the opportunity to spend two days in Westminster shadowing a member of Parliament, the scheme is supported by the British Ecological Society. In October 2018, I spent two days shadowing Lord Teverson, chair of the EU Energy and Environment subcommittee, in […]

Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis for Oceans and Human Health

A full-time post is available immediately for 8 months supporting the EU-wide Horizon 2020-funded project ‘Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE): a Strategic Research Agenda for Europe and Beyond“. The post will based at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, part of the University of Exeter Medical School, on the Truro […]

“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 […]