The European Centre for Environment & Human Health

The Centre conducts world-class research into the complex links between the environment and human health. Part of the University of Exeter Medical School and supported by funding from the European Union, we’re analysing the risks and benefits the environment poses to health, and ensuring our findings have relevance to the UK’s business community.

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Recent work

Research project

BlueHealth

BlueHealth is a pan-European research initiative investigating how water-based environments in towns and cities can affect health and wellbeing.

Research project

Smartline

Smartline is an multi-partner research project looking at how technology can be used to help us live healthier and happier lives.

Case study

Connecting children with nature

A ground-breaking research partnership is hoping to reinvigorate children’s connections with nature through a new method of teaching.

News and Events

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Two hour ‘nature dose’ boosts health

Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study.

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Fishing among worst jobs for health

People working in the fishing industry have among the poorest health of all workers in England and Wales, new research suggests

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Nature soundscape experiment launched!

Take part in a new experiment with the BBC and help us shed light on how ‘listening to nature’ could impact wellbeing.

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