Category PhD

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

New PhD: greenspace and child health

Ben has a new PhD opportunity to be based here at ECEHH in Truro. Using birth cohorts to understand the impact of urban green space on child health and wellbeing This interdisciplinary project will investigate the impact of the environments in which children grow up on their health and wellbeing. It will use systematic review, […]

Greenspace and child mental health PhD opportunity

Using birth cohorts to understand the impact of urban green space on child health and wellbeing This interdisciplinary project will investigate the impact of the environments in which children grow up on their health and wellbeing. It will use systematic review, geographical and epidemiological methods, and two UK birth cohorts to investigate the role of […]

Another PhD opportunity at ECEHH!

Healthy green schools: investigating the actions and policies that schools can take to develop healthy and environmentally aware young people Application details can be found on the FindAPhD site The rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and climate change, are two of the critical challenges facing humanity (General Assembly of the United Nations, 2011, The Academy […]

PhD opportunity at ECEHH

3 Year Studentship: Transforming Lives and Landscapes: Health and wellbeing impacts of a wetland environmental improvement programme Ref: 2579 We are seeking to recruit an excellent candidate for this 3-year PhD studentship with the University of Exeter Medical School and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). The doctoral research project will be based within the […]