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.

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…

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…

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…

Community and Social Inequalities

Making environmental and health equal, diverse, and inclusive: Reflections from a Centre of Environment and Human Health (REACH)

The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded the Reflections from a Centre of Environment and Human Health (REACH) project which focused on understanding aspects of institutional whiteness and processes and…

Community and Social Inequalities

Smartline

Smartline was a multi-partner research project looking at how technology can be used to help us live healthier and happier lives.

Community and Social Inequalities

Active travel study

This project pools five qualitative datasets that have explored experiences of ‘travel’ across the UK.

Community and Social Inequalities

The Inclusivity Project

An innovation project aiming to increase diversity, wellbeing and prosperity within small, Cornish businesses.

Community and Social Inequalities

Monitoring Ménière’s Disease

In this business-research collaboration, the project team have developed a mobile app to investigate factors that influence the severity of the symptoms of Ménière’s Disease.

Community and Social Inequalities

Meaningful occupation for people with dementia

What does 'meaningful occupation' mean for people with dementia residing in care homes?