Category Project progress

Developing a nature-on-prescription intervention for people with common mental health conditions

Post by James Fullam, Nature on Prescription Research Fellow I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. John Muir (Naturalist and Founder of US National Parks) Thanks to the pioneering work of conservation groups, GPs, and academic researchers, there […]

“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 […]

Health and the natural environment: A review of evidence, policy, practice and opportunities for the future for Defra

The final report and research briefing for Becca’s fellowship with Defra have been published. An associated evidence statement was published earlier. The study focused on the interconnections between the natural environment and health, and the ways in which these are, or could be harnessed in policy and practice. The majority of the work was undertaken […]

Funding awarded to develop a nature-on-prescription intervention for people with common mental health conditions

We have successfully applied to the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND) fund to develop a nature-on-prescription group intervention for people with common mental health conditions. The project will be led by Dr Ruth Garside and is a collaboration between the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth PenCLAHRC. We are recruiting […]

Funding awarded for an economic value of urban greenspace toolkit

We are very excited to announce that we have been successfull in securing funding from Innovate UK for a £1.2 million urban greenspace valuation toolkit project! We are working with Vivid Economics (an economics consultancy) and Barton Willmore (a design and planning consultancy). The online toolkit will help empower cities and developers to accurately assess […]

Come work with us! Urban greenspace valuation jobs

We are looking for TWO people to come work with us on a new urban greenspace and health project! The over £1million project is funded by Innovate UK and aims to develop an Urban Greenspace Valuation Toolkit (read more here!). The evidence based tool will provide practical appraisal and valuation to inform business and policy […]

New greenspace partnership between Dorset Public Health and ECEHH

With joint interests in environmental and public health, the University of Exeter Medical School and Public Health Dorset have signed an agreement that will encourage closer research collaboration between the two organisations. The partnership will further research into the health benefits of the natural environment for Dorset’s communities. It will aim to find evidence-based ways […]