Category Methods

How do we conceptualise people’s exposures to natural environments?

Some of the team have just returned from this year’s excellent International Medical Geography Symposium , and it was a good opportunity to think about this project’s geographical approach to estimating people’s ‘exposure’ to natural environments. In trying to figure out relationships between natural environments and health and wellbeing,we’re taking a pretty typical epidemiological approach […]

Natural environments and health and wellbeing: what kind of evidence do we need?

I just spent a fascinating couple of days in Cambridge at the ISBNPA satellite meeting More than the sum of the parts? Integration of individual and environmental approaches to changing population-level physical activity behaviour. It was a good opportunity to think about the kinds of evidence we need to be generating in order to inform […]

Is formalised project planning and management useful in social science research?

After going on a project management course, we thought it would be interesting to try out a formal project planning process for this project. Which isn’t to say we don’t usually have some sort of plan, but they tend to be reasonably ad-hoc, developed by the team based on the project proposal, and very fluid […]