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

Evaluating the Green Social Prescribing Test and Learn Pilots

A team from ECEHH have been funded to evaluate the Government’s flagship Green Social Prescribing test and learn pilots programme. Social prescribing and community-based support enables GPs, other health and care practitioners and local agencies to refer people to a link worker who gives people time and focuses on what matters to the individual.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Nature on Prescription for Mental Health: Feasibility Stage for the ‘greENGAGE’ Trial Stage

A team from the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth are conducting a feasibility study of nature-based activities reached through social prescribing. The work is funded by have been…

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.

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.

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

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.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Nature on Prescription Handbook

This handbook is the culmination of detailed evidence gathering through evidence review, interviews and workshops with people and organisations involved in providing green social prescribing.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Sensing Nature

Sensing Nature is exploring how people with varying forms and severities of sight impairment experience diverse types of nature.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Nature-on-prescription

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

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

A New Generation of Anti-Microbial Resistance Research

Described as “A Silent Tsunami”, anti-microbial resistance is one of the biggest threats to human health in our life time. It’s predicted that currently 700,000 people die due to AMR…

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Exploring the Acceptability of Virtual Reality Nature Environments for People with Memory Loss

The purpose of this study was to report on the acceptability of virtual reality (VR) nature environments for people with memory loss at memory cafes, and explore the experiences and…

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.

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