The European Centre for Environment & Human Health represents an exciting new initiative for both research and business in the UK.
University of Exeter Medical School
We represent one research theme of the University of Exeter Medical School and have received funding through the European Union’s Convergence programme. With their support, the European Centre was conceived to provide a truly interdisciplinary research environment that will be nationally and internationally recognised for the quality of its research.
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Our research focuses on the complex links between human health and the environment. We are taking a holistic approach to our studies; every action has a reaction and it is this loop of consequences we really want to understand. In order to do this we are fostering links with international partners that will allow us to take our research agenda to a global audience.
Based in Cornwall in the UK, we have offices in Truro and laboratories at the CUC Tremough campus near Falmouth. Over the last 18 months we have gone through a period of rapid change, from inception to a fully functioning research centre. Having recruited an exciting array of academics from Cornwall and beyond our research programme is now well underway and we already have some important results emerging.
Working with business
We believe our work will be absolutely fundamental to the way we perceive our interactions with the environment. We will contribute to the growing knowledge base of environment and human health research and make this work relevant to local businesses and policy makers.
Actively engaging with the private sector is central to our aspirations. We want to work with businesses throughout our programmes of research, making our studies relevant and beneficial to the development of their products and services. Ultimately we want our work to help create more jobs in the local economy and contribute to Cornwall’s reputation as an exciting and enterprising region.