Interdisciplinary research

The Centre's academics incorporate qualitative and quantitative research methods in a truly interdisciplinary fashion; connecting science, the arts and the humanities to improve understanding of the health risks and opportunities presented by the environment.

Food Systems and Planetary Health

Global Community Food for Human Nutrition and Planetary Health in Small Islands (Global CFaH)

Global CFaH aims to understand the potential for improving household diet, nutrition, and food security, and reducing the burden of nutrition related diseases by promoting increased community-based food production based on agroecological principles, in small island countries.

Community and Social Inequalities

SenseWell: Using Sensors to Support Independent Living

A feasibility study investigating whether sensors in homes can help to identify health risks and changing conditions, to support independent living at home.​​ Can sensors identify changing health conditions?​ Should sensors be…

Blue Environments and Health

Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Impacts, Second Edition

Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Impacts, Second Edition explores the inextricably interconnected and complex relationship between oceans and humans. Through the lens of the expanding oceans and human health…

Community and Social Inequalities

Sensing Climate

2023-2028 The climate crisis is affecting everyday life. It’s asking many of us – human and otherwise – to cope in the face of more frequent heat waves, droughts, floods…

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Building individual and community resilience through nature based therapies (RESONATE)

The European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH), together with colleagues from the Behavioural Sciences Research Group, will lead a work package for a new €7m research project on…

Community and Social Inequalities

Evaluating the social value of sensor systems in social housing

Context: The indoor environment is one of the main pathways through which housing impacts on health and wellbeing, especially among underserved and vulnerable groups. Addressing indoor environment risks, such as…

Community and Social Inequalities

Evaluating Coastal Rural Communities Active and Sustainable Travel: COAST

Promoting sustainable active travel can be more challenging in rural areas. For people living in rural settings such as villages and small towns, getting around using active transport such as…

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology

Is antimicrobial resistance in rivers a public health risk?

This PhD project is investigating the public health implications of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in rivers and lakes across three novel studies.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Tackling health inequalities with natural infrastructure

A five-year project focusing on how policies related to planning, managing, and investing in natural environments can reduce health inequalities.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

GroundsWell: transforming our cities from the ground up

Exploring inequalities in how people access and use natural spaces in urban areas.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

RENEW : exploring how individuals relate to and experience nature and biodiversity and how this may change with biodiversity renewal

RENEW is a five-year partnership programme (2022 – 2027), led by the University of Exeter and the National Trust and funded by NERC, to develop solutions to one of the…

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology, Blue Environments and Health, Climate Change

BlueAdapt- a Horizon Europe project to study how Climate Change impacts on Coastal Pathogens to affect Human Health

OCTOBER 2022-2026 The impact of climate change on health risks due to pathogens in the environment, specifically in our coastal waters is being investigated by this £8.7 million Horizon Europe…

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