Case studies

The value of nature for human health: transforming regional, national and international environmental and health policy

Until recently, recognition of the value of the natural environment as a health asset was lacking in health and environmental policy. Interdisciplinary research at Exeter’s European Centre for Environment and…

Scientists and surfers team up to assess antibiotic resistance

In 2015 the Centre joined forces with Environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage to recruit around 300 surfers and non-surfers to take rectal swabs as part of the ‘Beach Bum Survey’. Surfers…

Improving sensory experiences for older people

This joint research project is undertaking a systematic review to assess the health & wellbeing benefits of sensory experiences, especially in the outdoors.

Connecting children with nature

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

Stimulating growth for wellbeing businesses

In a pioneering research initiative, John Tredinnick Rowe has worked with Spiezia Organics to improve understanding of how the health and wellbeing sector can work with mainstream organisations such as the NHS.

Examining links between health and housing

This research-business partnership is working with Cornish companies Coastline Housing and Carnego Systems to use cutting edge technology to understand how resident behaviour can affect indoor air quality in our homes.

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