Dr Ben Wheeler is a quantitative health geographer and environmental epidemiologist. His research focuses on:
adverse and beneficial impacts of the environment on public health and wellbeing, especially green/blue space, physical activity and mental health at population scale;
applications of GIS and spatial analysis to link and analyse large-scale health and environmental datasets;
environmental and socio-spatial health inequalities.
He works extensively with large, collaborative interdisciplinary research project teams addressing these issues, in projects supported by funders including ESRC, NERC, NIHR, Wellcome Trust and the European Commission. Ben works with a wide range of partners to translate evidence, especially on links between natural environments and health, to inform public health and environmental policy at local, national and international scales.