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.

Blue Environments and Health

Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe

A pan-European initiative to coordinate research into the links between the marine environment and human health.

Blue Environments and Health

The marine environment and human wellbeing

The PhD examines the importance and value of coasts for human well-being and makes steps towards developing an approach upon which to base future policy evaluations.

Blue Environments and Health

Virtual blue spaces for psychological wellbeing

Using virtual reality to explore how beaches and coasts might improve psychological wellbeing.

Blue Environments and Health

GCRF Blue Communities

Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East Asia, funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The programme has 12 interconnected research projects, which will be actively integrated to support marine planning, and 10 cross-cutting capacity building activities.

Blue Environments and Health

Aquariums as restorative environments

This PhD aims to investigate how viewing different amounts of marine life can influence human health and wellbeing.

Blue Environments and Health

BlueHealth

An international consortium investigating how aquatic environments can affect public health in Europe. The project’s interdisciplinary research has combined large-scale survey data with localised interventions to understand the effects these environments might have on health.

Blue Environments and Health, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Green-blue space natural experiment

Green-blue space exposure changes and impact on individual-level wellbeing and mental health: a population-wide record-linked natural experiment.