Archived research projects

Completed studies

Modelling carbon management in healthcare

This study has explored a bottom-up modelling framework to aid in the decision-making for both greenhouse gas emissions and cost in healthcare. Increasing greenhouse gas emissions constitute a potentially serious threat to human health and the environment, chiefly through their effects on global climate. The NHS was responsible for 30% of all public sector carbon…

Molecular regulation of the cytoskeleton and melanoma progression

The skin cancer Melanoma can metastasise through the lymphatic system to lymph nodes and solid organs, resulting in less than 10% of patients surviving 5 years after diagnosis. In normal tissues the maintenance of cytoskeletal regulation prevents abnormal cells from spreading and is essential to stopping metastatic change. This study aims to extend our knowledge…

Moving Stories

This project has investigated older people’s experiences of physical activity and how physically active older adults are perceived by other people.

Outdoor Cities Project

Working with funding partner Bupa over the next three years, the Outdoor Cities project is seeking to provide in-depth understanding of the potential for cities to enable women to achieve healthy and sustainable lives.

Outdoor space and dementia: A systematic review

This study examined the impact of gardens and outdoor spaces on the mental and physical well-being of people with dementia who are resident in care homes. It systematically reviewed quantitative and qualitative evidence to understand the views of people with dementia, their carers, and care home staff on the value of gardens and outdoor spaces.…

Physical activity and sight loss

This research investigated experiences of physical activity among people who have acquired sight loss later in life, to inform policy and practice. Click here for details of the study's findings The study recruited older adults with sight loss (aged 60 to 75) to explore their individual experiences of physical activity. Participants were recruited in equal numbers…

Pollen and its impact on human health: A national study

This project will investigate the impacts of different types of pollen on hospital admissions and human disease. A key element of the study's first phase will be to examine admission figures when levels of pollen are at their highest. The research will then consider the effects that pollen related problems can have on hospital admissions…