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.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Sustainable anaesthetic gases

Estimating the economic and environmental impacts of capturing and recycling anaesthetic gases.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

SWEEP – Informing investment in the environment for health

This five-year project is addressing the government’s need for greater understanding of how investing in the environment can benefit our health, and work specifically to promote good mental health among young people in the South West.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Tackling antimicrobial resistance through knowledge exchange

Improving understanding of antimicrobial resistance in academia, government and industry.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

PhD Research: Antimicrobial resistance in freshwater microbes

Investigating selection for antimicrobial resistance by non-antibiotic drugs in freshwater microbes.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Would you be happier living in a greener urban area?

18 years of panel data demonstrates that urban green spaces can significantly improve mental wellbeing.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

MRes Research: Uncovering pathogens in the soil microbiome

Investigating pathogens present in soil through the application of the Galleria mellonella model.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Beyond Greenspace

Beyond Greenspace aimed to improve our understanding in this area by examining how different types and qualities of natural environment have varying relationships with human health and wellbeing. The project used some of the UK’s extremely valuable existing (‘secondary’) datasets to address this research question.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Ecological drivers of drug resistance

Exploring the ecological drivers of drug resistant pathogens in aquatic environments.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Tourism, Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services

The European Centre is playing a key role in the TObeWELL network, set up by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

PhD Research: Evolution of opportunistic pathogens

Understanding the ecology and evolution of antimicrobial resistance in opportunistic pathogens.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Placebo effects and healing

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

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

PhD Research: Radon and skin cancer

This PhD project is investigating the links between radon gas, UV radiation and skin cancer.

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