Category PhD

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 […]

PhD opportunity: Social prescribing horticultural therapy for higher functioning autistic adults

Our colleagues at The University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, NIHR PenCLAHRC and Public Health at Cornwall Council have a new MPhil/PhD Studentship available for full-time or part-time study. The study will focus on whether the social prescribing of horticulture therapy is feasible, acceptable and associated with positive outcomes for higher functioning autistic […]

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 […]