Tag Archives: Policy

Policy-making in the House of Lords

Dr Siân de Bell, a member of the Innovate UK project team, was awarded the opportunity to spend two days in Westminster shadowing a member of Parliament, the scheme is supported by the British Ecological Society. In October 2018, I spent two days shadowing Lord Teverson, chair of the EU Energy and Environment subcommittee, in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Designing and delivering effective urban green space interventions

There is a substantial evidence base to support using nature to enhance wellbeing, particularly within urban settings. However, when it comes to translating this evidence into on-ground action and using nature or green space within our cities as a public health intervention, it can raise a lot of questions. For example, what type of green space […]

Biodiversity, health and wellbeing in Cornwall’s Public Open Space

Since 2015, we have been working with colleagues at Cornwall Council on a project Biodiversity, Health and Wellbeing in Cornwall’s Public Open Space, instigated by the Council’s ecology and public open spaces teams. The idea behind this work has been to use our research on these topics to help inform how Cornwall’s public open spaces […]

Culture matters: using a cultural contexts of health approach to enhance policy-making. New World Health Organisation report.

Becca and Professor Michael Depledge have co-authored a new report with WHO Europe on the importance of culture to health and wellbeing policy making. The report is part of a wider programme of work on the Cultural Contexts of Health at the WHO. The policy focused briefing was developed in response to increasing awareness among […]