Tag Archives: Blue Health

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 – […]

Foresight Future of the Sea report on health and wellbeing of coastal communities

ECEHH has has published a new review focusing on the health and wellbeing of coastal communties for the UK Government’s Foresight programme. Foresight projects produce evidence for policy-makers to help them make policies that are more resilient to the future. ECEHH’s report contributes to the Foresight ‘Future of the Seas’ programme. The Future of the […]

BlueHealth: mapping and quantifying the potential benefits of Europe’s blue spaces to public health and wellbeing

Our colleagues working on the Horizon 2020 funded Blue Health project have published a protocol detailing the aims and methods of the project. The Blue Health project is led by Professor Lora Fleming and brings together a multi-disciplinary consortium to investigate how aquatic environments affect the health of Europe’s population. The research aims to understand […]

Marine wildlife as an important component of coastal visits: The role of perceived biodiversity and species behaviour

Members of the Beyond Greenspace team have collaborated with the RSPB to examine whether marine wildlife is an important component of the wellbeing benefits of visits to the coast. The results of the study were published earlier this month in the journal Marine Policy. Our colleague Rebecca Jefferson from the RSPB has written a great […]

Exploring green/blue space and time using geonarratives

Blog by Sarah Bell A growing evidence base highlights ‘green’ and ‘blue’ spaces, such as parks, gardens, woodlands, beaches and rivers, as examples of ‘therapeutic landscapes’ incorporated into people’s lives to promote and maintain a sense of wellbeing. However, being ‘too busy’ and unable to find time is one of the most frequently cited reasons for not visiting […]