Tag Archives: Systematic review

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 […]

Systematic review of indoor nature interventions for the health of older adults in residential settings

A new systematic review carried out by Nicky Yeo and colleagues and published in The Gerontologist found some evidence to suggest that involvement in active gardening and horticultural programmes can benefit the wellbeing of older adults in residential homes. Older adults living in residential homes are at risk of loneliness, hopelessness, and depression. There is […]

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 […]

ECEHH leads new qualitative evidence synthesis methods group

A new Campbell Collaboration and Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Working Group, involving several members of ECEHH and led by Dr Ruth Garside, has been established. The new Working Group will focusing on developing methods guidance for qualitative evidence synthesis. Members of the group include: Coordinator: Dr Ruth Garside, University of Exeter, UK Dr Noreen Orr, […]

New job: 4 year Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis on interconnections between health and marine conservation in SE Asia

An opportunity to work on the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) funded ‘Blue Communities‘ project has been advertised. This post is for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evidence Synthesis who will support systematic reviews and syntheses of the evidence on the interconnections between human health and marine management/conservation in SE Asia. Full details of the […]

Health benefits of outdoor blue spaces

Mat White and colleagues working on the BlueHealth study have found positive associations between expsure to outdoor blue spaces and mental health and physical activity outcomes. Whilst the evidence base for the benefits of natural environments is relatively well established, less is known about the specific benefits of blue spaces. Blue spaces are ‘outdoor environments – […]

A systematic review of attention restoration theory

  Heather Ohly and Ruth Garside, working with colleagues at Exeter and elsewhere, have undertaken a systematic review of evidence for the relative attention restoration potential of natural settings compared to other settings. ‘Attention Restoration Theory’ (ART) is used to explain some of the apparent benefits of exposure to natural environments. In the paper Heather […]