Tag Archives: Defra project

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 […]

Defra Evidence Statement on the links between natural environments and human health

Working with Dr Simon Maxwell of the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs‘s Environment Analysis Unit, we have co-authored a comprehensive Evidence Statement on the links between natural environments and human health. The aim of the evidence statement is to inform Defra’s policies and service delivery. You can download a copy of the full […]

‘What Works’ in nature based health interventions

In March we published a review of the linkages between natural environments and health outcomes with Defra. You can download a copy of the full Evidence Statement on the links between natural environments and human health or a set of summary slides. We found that we now have a relatively robust body of evidence which […]

Natural England evidence summaries

Becca has been working with Natural England to produce a series of evidence briefings on the relationships between the natural environment and a range of outcomes. The notes are aimed at and intended to inform policy makers, practitioners, practice enablers (such as Natural England, Natural Resources Wales etc.), local decision makers, and the wider research […]

Presentation at the House of Lords’ Rural Economy Research Group

On the 28th October, Becca Lovell and Ben Wheeler presented the Centre’s research at the House of Lords. At the annual meeting of the Lords’ Rural Economy Research Group sponsored by Lord Trees, we presented a selection of research, with a focus on studies of the potential health and wellbeing benefits of natural environments. The […]

Prioritisation workshop on the health values of natural environments for decision making

Join us for a prioritisation workshop on the health values of natural environments for decision making 26th October from 10:30am to 5pm at Defra, Nobel House, Westminster, London. **Final few places remaining** For more information please contact Becca Lovell The aim of the workshop is to collaboratively identify, discuss and prioritise effective strategies and opportunities […]