Tag Archives: Nature

Masters, PgDip and PgCert in Environment and Human Health

ECEHH run a flexible full or part time post-graduate degree course in Environment and Human Health. The course, delivered by members of European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School’s Truro Campus, focuses on the complex connections between the environment and health, considering emerging threats to health and wellbeing […]

The Forest 404 experiment

Alex Smalley is collaborating with the BBC to consider how listening to nature could impact wellbeing. The study is one of the biggest investigations ever conducted into the therapeutic effects of sound and has launched alongside an innovative new BBC Radio 4 podcast called Forest 404. You can take part in the Forest 404 experiment […]

Therapeutic Nature project

We have been awarded funding from Defra to identify what works in the use of nature-based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness. The new work is closely aligned with the MRC funded Nature on Prescription project. One of the key aims of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan is to help identify […]

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 […]

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). […]

Funding awarded to develop a nature-on-prescription intervention for people with common mental health conditions

We have successfully applied to the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Public Health Intervention Development (PHIND) fund to develop a nature-on-prescription group intervention for people with common mental health conditions. The project will be led by Dr Ruth Garside and is a collaboration between the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth PenCLAHRC. We are recruiting […]

Who isn’t visiting natural environments and why?

Encouraging people to go out into natural environments is fast becoming a key facet of public health promotion. To devise effective strategies to meet this aim we need to know who is not visiting natural environments and why that might be. New research from ECEHH using Natural England’s MENE dataset has explored these questions. The […]

Funding awarded for an economic value of urban greenspace toolkit

We are very excited to announce that we have been successfull in securing funding from Innovate UK for a £1.2 million urban greenspace valuation toolkit project! We are working with Vivid Economics (an economics consultancy) and Barton Willmore (a design and planning consultancy). The online toolkit will help empower cities and developers to accurately assess […]

Come work with us! Urban greenspace valuation jobs

We are looking for TWO people to come work with us on a new urban greenspace and health project! The over £1million project is funded by Innovate UK and aims to develop an Urban Greenspace Valuation Toolkit (read more here!). The evidence based tool will provide practical appraisal and valuation to inform business and policy […]

New greenspace partnership between Dorset Public Health and ECEHH

With joint interests in environmental and public health, the University of Exeter Medical School and Public Health Dorset have signed an agreement that will encourage closer research collaboration between the two organisations. The partnership will further research into the health benefits of the natural environment for Dorset’s communities. It will aim to find evidence-based ways […]