Author Archives: Becca Lovell

Realist review of what approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances.

Our review of what approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances, led by Kerryn Husk at the University of Plymouth and Ruth Garside here at ECEHH, has been published in the journal Health and Social Care in the Community! The aims of the review were to explore what is known about […]

Help us Demystify Health Metrics

We have been awarded funding to develop a ‘Demystifying Health Metrics’ publication for the Valuing Nature Programme. Guidance on what Health Metrics are, how and when to use them, and what they are used for is one of the key concerns of the Valuing Nature Community. Appropriate use of health metrics is vital to demonstrating […]

New paper: Blue space, health and wellbeing and the role of different types of physical activity

Our colleague Tytti Pasanen from Tampere University in Finland, working with members of the Beyond Greenspace team, has published a new paper on the linkages between bluespace and health and wellbeing. The team also investigated the role that different types of physical activity may play in the relationships. Using data from the Health Survey for […]

Informing environmental investment for health and wellbeing

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new research project at ECEHH, ‘Informing environmental investment for health and wellbeing’ funded by the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP). SWEEP is a collaborative initiative which brings academics, businesses and policy makers together to solve some of the many challenges involved in managing […]

New 3.5 year nature based solutions research post at ECEHH

We are recruiting for a 3.5 year full time post-doctoral researcher to work with Ben, Ruth, Tim, Conny and Becca at ECEHH on two H2020 funded green infrastructure and nature based solutions projects! This post will involve a variety of tasks including evidence mapping and synthesis, scoping and assessment of quantitative secondary data availability, application […]

BMJ editorial: Responding to health issues arising from environmental damage is not a luxury but a necessity

Mike, Lora and Mat, writing with Bruce Maycock of Curtin University, Australia, have published an editorial in the BMJ arguing that more needs to be done to identify, monitor, and communicate the risks to human health and wellbeing from the degradation of the seas and oceans. The editorial makes a strong case for action: We […]

‘Threshold’ of 120 minutes in nature for health?

New analysis of Natural England’s Monitor of Engagement with Natural Environments data has found that spending 120 mins or more in nature each week may be a ‘threshold’ for health and wellbeing gain. Mat White and colleagues focused on the associations between self-reported time spent in natural environments for recreation in the last seven days and […]

New PhD: Blue prescriptions

We have a new fully-funded PhD studentship in partnership with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) to commence in October 2019. The PhD is linked to the NERC funded South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) programme. The deadline for applications is midnight on the 12th of July. Interviews will be held in the […]

New paper: Fostering human health through ocean sustainability in the 21st century

Mat, Lora and Mike, with Bruce Maycock of Curtin University, Australia, have called for an equivalent effort to the ‘Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)’, to gather global evidence and to promote collaborative action on behalf of the global ocean and human health and wellbeing. The Perspectives paper in the British Ecological Society‘s journal People […]

Therapeutic Nature: Call for Evidence

We are looking for information on nature based therapies for people with diagnosed mental health conditions from anyone involved with the commissioning, referral or delivery of the interventions. Call for Evidence Are you involved in delivering or referring to nature-based therapies aimed at people with diagnosed mental health conditions? If so, the European Centre for Environment […]