Tag Archives: Blue Health

New paper: Blue space, health and wellbeing and the role of different types of physical activity

Our colleague Tytti Pasanen from Tampere University in Finland, working with members of the Beyond Greenspace team, has published a new paper on the linkages between bluespace and health and wellbeing. The team also investigated the role that different types of physical activity may play in the relationships. Using data from the Health Survey for […]

BMJ editorial: Responding to health issues arising from environmental damage is not a luxury but a necessity

Mike, Lora and Mat, writing with Bruce Maycock of Curtin University, Australia, have published an editorial in the BMJ arguing that more needs to be done to identify, monitor, and communicate the risks to human health and wellbeing from the degradation of the seas and oceans. The editorial makes a strong case for action: We […]

New paper: Fostering human health through ocean sustainability in the 21st century

Mat, Lora and Mike, with Bruce Maycock of Curtin University, Australia, have called for an equivalent effort to the ‘Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)’, to gather global evidence and to promote collaborative action on behalf of the global ocean and human health and wellbeing. The Perspectives paper in the British Ecological Society‘s journal People […]

Blue health job at ECEHH

The Horizons 2020 funded BlueHealth team are recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, fixed term full time post based in Truro, Cornwall until 30 June 2020. The BlueHealth project is concerned with improving our understanding of how interacting with the sea, coast and inland waters (lakes/rivers) can help promote public health (while recognising the many […]

Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis for Oceans and Human Health

A full-time post is available immediately for 8 months supporting the EU-wide Horizon 2020-funded project ‘Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE): a Strategic Research Agenda for Europe and Beyond“. The post will based at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, part of the University of Exeter Medical School, on the Truro […]

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 […]

Health benefits of outdoor blue spaces

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 – […]