Interdisciplinary research

As part of the University of Exeter Medical School’s research programme, the Centre is exploring a range of environment and human health issues. Our 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.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Understanding the impacts of Ménière’s Disease

This project will use quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine the mental health and wellbeing impacts of Ménière’s disease.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Mapping Dorset’s greenspaces

'Healthy Places' will use green spaces make to boost physical activity and reduce illness in Dorset.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Determining the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes

This study is using UK Biobank data to investigate the causal relationship between over 40 genetic factors and type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Nature-on-prescription

This project will design a programme of nature-based group activities for people with common mental health conditions.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Placebo effects and the healing response

The project is hoping to develop theories about how healing might be initiated through placebo effects and how nature can influence this effect.

Climate Action, Health and Wellbeing, Life on Land

Nature and Health Evidence Briefings

This project is producing a series of briefing notes for Natural England to summarise the most compelling evidence linking natural environments with health.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Health and Wellbeing

Antimicrobial resistance in complex microbial communities

This 4-year PhD project will develop and validate approaches to investigate the selective potential of environmentally relevant concentrations of antibiotics in complex microbial communities.

Health and Wellbeing, Life on Land

Antibiotic resistance in farm animals

This project is investigating the conditions under which antibiotic resistance genes are advantageous to bacteria, with a focus on farm animals.

Health and Wellbeing, Life on Land

PollerGEN

PollerGEN is an interdisciplinary NERC-funded project aiming to revolutionise aeropollen measurement and forecasting

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

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.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Meaningful Occupation for People with Dementia

Understand what meaningful occupation really means for people with dementia residing in care homes

Health and Wellbeing, Innovation and Infrastructure, Life Below Water

Tackling antibiotic resistance using CRISPR

This project is investigating the use of CRISPR-Cas9 biotechnology to remove antibiotic resistance genes from bacterial communities.

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