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

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.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

PollerGEN

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

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…

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.

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

Healthy green schools

How are ‘green’ schools acting sustainably and can they benefit environments and health?

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A realist review

The use of non-medical referral, community referral or social prescribing interventions has been proposed as a cost-effective alternative to help those with long-term conditions manage their illness and improve health…

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

Therapeutic Nature: Nature-based social prescribing for diagnosed mental health conditions

The Therapeutic Nature project was led by Dr Ruth Garside and was a collaboration between researchers at ECEHH, University of Exeter, PenCLAHRC, University of Plymouth and Exeter, NHS Born in Bradford and eftec. The report is aimed…

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Air pollution, deprivation and asthma

Exploring the impact of air pollution on asthma in childhood across England.

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.

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