Mark is a PhD student using birth cohorts to understand the impact of urban green space on child health and wellbeing.
His research will produce environmental data to assess contact with nature. He will link this with health outcomes amongst children growing up in two UK birth cohorts.
Mark’s particular interests are the environmental determinants of health, GIS, environmental equity, and measuring and conceptualising contact with nature.
His undergraduate degree was in environmental sciences, and his postgraduate degree was in sustainability. This interdisciplinary training focussed on the balance between improving human development while reducing our impacts on the natural environment.
Since graduating, Mark’s research has centred on measuring access to green infrastructure and assessing the equitable distribution of environmental benefits.
His is funded by a GW4 Biomedical Doctoral Training Partnership.