Tag Archives: Greenspace

New PhD: Locating disability within processes of urban greening and green gentrification in the UK

There is now a relatively well-established evidence base suggesting that time spent in so-called ‘green’ space environments (for example, parks, gardens, woodlands and countryside areas) can be beneficial for human health and wellbeing. However, a growing body of critical research examining the social impacts of urban greening has also identified detrimental processes of ‘green gentrification’, […]

Nature, Health and Wellbeing Continuing Professional Development Course 2022 

Our brand new course, Nature, Health and Well-being CPD will run virtually on Zoom over 4 days on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 13:00 on the 22nd and 24th March and 5th and 7th April 2022 from the comfort of your home and/or office without the need to travel.  The course will explore how natural environments can benefit the physical and mental health of […]

New UKPRP research funding: how urban greenspaces can contribute to tackling health inequalities

A team from ECEHH are part of a new £7.1m consortium funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) to investigate the impact that nature can have in helping to prevent and reduce health inequalities in urban areas. Photo by Charles Parker from Pexels The project will be led by Dr Ruth Hunter Queen’s University […]

Evaluating the Green Social Prescribing test and learn pilots

Working with researchers at The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and the University of Plymouth we have been funded to evaluate the Government’s flagship Green Social Prescribing test and learn pilots programme. Social prescribing and community-based support enables GPs, other health and care practitioners and local agencies to refer people to a link worker […]

Alternative funding for green spaces webinar and report

The SWEEP Investing in Nature for Health project team developed a summary report of the breadth of funding mechanisms available for green infrastructure and the activities provided in these spaces. The report includes examples of some traditional, but mainly alternative, funding streams, and presents case studies that highlight their successful application. The report also raises […]

Improving access to greenspace: A new review for 2020

Becca has worked with Public Health England to co-author their new report on improving access to greenspace. The report is an update of the earlier 2014 report and reviews evidence on the health benefits of living in greener communities, the impact on inequalities in health and makes recommendations to help Local Authorities, policymakers and developers […]

New 3.5 year nature based solutions research post at ECEHH

We are recruiting for a 3.5 year full time post-doctoral researcher to work with Ben, Ruth, Tim, Conny and Becca at ECEHH on two H2020 funded green infrastructure and nature based solutions projects! This post will involve a variety of tasks including evidence mapping and synthesis, scoping and assessment of quantitative secondary data availability, application […]

Blog on the Green-Blue Spaces Study for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

Our colleague Dr Amy Mizen, based at Swansea University Medical School, has written a blog for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales describing the NIHR funded Green-Blue Spaces Study. The team have also produced a short video on the outcomes of the first stakeholder workshop. The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales is responsible for delivering […]

Paper on the potential of healthy urban microbiome initiatives

Becca has co-authored a paper with colleagues from the Universities of Tasmania and Adelaide and Public Health Dorset highlighting the potential of urban microbiome initiatives for promoting public health. In the paper we suggest that: “…Urban green spaces have a clear benefit to both environmental and human health. The mechanisms behind this connection are not […]

Dorset Green Health

Mapping Access to Greenspace in Dorset for Health & Wellbeing The first six months of the collaborative project between ECEHH at the University of Exeter Medical School and Public Health Dorset has resulted in an improved understanding of access to greenspaces across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. You can read about what we did and produced […]