Tag Archives: Health

Developing a nature-on-prescription intervention for people with common mental health conditions

Post by James Fullam, Nature on Prescription Research Fellow I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. John Muir (Naturalist and Founder of US National Parks) Thanks to the pioneering work of conservation groups, GPs, and academic researchers, there […]

Demystifying Health paper

The Valuing Nature Programme Demystifying Health paper has now been published. Health is a basic element of life which is often taken for granted. We think little of it until it is threatened by injury or disease yet it is perhaps the most fundamental determinant of whether or not we can make the most of […]

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 […]

“Meaningful occupation” for people living with dementia in care homes.

Katherine Strick, a PhD student at ECEHH, has written a blog to introduce her research… The need to be occupied in a meaningful way has been acknowledged as an intrinsic part of human nature. People seek occupation and activity for a vast array of reasons, and lack of access to occupation results in people’s well-being […]

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 […]

Job Opportunity: Developing a nature-on-prescription intervention postdoctoral research fellow

We are advertising for a 18 month full time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with our new MRC funded Developing a Nature-on-Prescription Intervention project (4 day/wk). The successful candidate will also support systematic review work for the Blue Communities project, looking at the linkages between marine environmental management, and human health and well-being (1 day/wk). […]

Dog owners in greener areas more likley to report meeting physical activity guidelines than non-dog owners

Syntheses of previous research have failed to identify a clear relationship between the presence and availability of neighbourhood greenspace and rates of physical activity. Some studies show a positive relationship, others find no or even negative relationships. Mat White and colleagues at ECEHH have published research using Natural England’s Monitor of Engagement with the Natural […]