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 […]

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 […]

A new paper published by Mat White and colleagues in the journal Environment and Behavior has found that some protected and designated environments are associated with greater restoration and connectedness to nature than their equivalent non-designated environments. The authors analysed a sample of Natural England’s Monitor of Engagement with the Natural environment dataset and found […]

There is a new opportunity for a research statistician with big data analysis skills to work on the NIHR funded green and blue health interventions study (the ‘GBS study’). The project is led by SAIL at Swansea University, and ECEHH, Cardiff University and the Global Institute of Health in Barcelona are collaborators. The post will […]

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 […]

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

Mat White and colleagues working on the BlueHealth study have found positive associations between expsure to outdoor blue spaces and mental health and physical activity outcomes. Whilst the evidence base for the benefits of natural environments is relatively well established, less is known about the specific benefits of blue spaces. Blue spaces are ‘outdoor environments – […]