Author Archives: Becca Lovell

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 […]

Greenspace and health job at ECEHH

One of our highly valued Greenkeeper team members is moving on to rather exciting pastures new so we are looking for someone with strong quantitative or spatial analysis skills to work with us on the final stages of the project. This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 30 September 2019. […]

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 […]