Category Project progress

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 […]

Join the effort to Demystify… Health!

The SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED Sign up to join the Contributor Group for the Valuing Nature Demystifying… Health publication which will discuss the contested and complex concept of ‘health’! The purpose of the Demystifying series is to bring together experts to explain the key concepts that might cause confusion in the wider Valuing Nature […]

Take part in our social media survey

Should information from your social media channels be used to produce better and more timely health advice? The University of Exeter has teamed up with Asthma UK, The Met Office and Public Health England to understand whether the kind of information you share on social media might be used to help improve health care, particularly […]

New job: 4 year Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis on interconnections between health and marine conservation in SE Asia

An opportunity to work on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) funded ‘Blue Communities‘ project has been advertised. This post is for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis who will support systematic reviews and syntheses of the evidence on the interconnections between human health and marine management/conservation in SE Asia. Full details of the […]

What is health?

Becca is leading a new piece of work focusing on demystifying the concept of ‘health’. The work forms part of the the five year, £6.5m Valuing Nature Programme. The Valuing Nature Programme (VNP) is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Arts […]

New NIHR funded project: green and blue spaces and mental health outcomes

Ben, Mat and Becca are collaborating on a newly funded National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research project which will investigate whether changes in the green and blue spaces we are exposed to effect long-term wellbeing and mental health. The collaboration is led by Dr Sarah Rodgers, Associate Professor at Swansea University Medical […]

Do we know enough about how to deliver social prescribing? BMJ opinion blog

Kerryn Husk, previously of ECEHH and now at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry PenCLAHRC, has written a blog about our Social Prescribing review for the British Medical Journal (BMJ). In the blog Kerryn argues that despite the increasing interest in the use of Social Prescribing (also known as community referral) “the evidence […]