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

Genetic implications for type 2 diabetes

This study will use newly released UK Biobank data to investigate the role that genetic makeup could play in the promotion or resistance of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2…

Life on Land, Sustainable Cities and Communities

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.

Health and Wellbeing, Innovation and Infrastructure

The PAW-Force Trial

This project aims to promote physical activity, healthy eating and improved sleep for police officers and staff.

Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Smartline

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

Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water, Life on Land

The value of a healthy marine environment

This PhD project aims to investigate the risks and benefits of participating in marine recreation, and understand how the perceptions and values of the public influence their decisions to participate. The study is being conducted by Andrea Harvey who is primarily based at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

Climate Action, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Climate change adaptation

The Centre is considering the health impacts of climate change in BASE, a major European Commission FP7 funded project on climate change adaptation.

Health and Wellbeing, Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Healthy Green Schools

Taking a participatory approach, this PhD project is examining whether, why and how schools are acting to be sustainable, ‘green’ schools, with a particular focus on the environmental and health co-benefits of green and health policies and actions.

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Inhalational Anaesthetic Gases

The UK Government has set ambitious targets for carbon reduction through the Greening Government Commitment (GGC), the Climate Change Act (2008) and Carbon Budgets. The Climate Change Act (2008) was…

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Life on Land

Valuing ecosystem services

This PhD study aims to build on the National Ecosystem Assessment approach to ecosystem services by applying its methods within a smaller defined geographical scale.

Life on Land, No Poverty, Reduced Inequalities

A systematic review of older people’s sensory engagement with nature

Working with the Sensory Trust, this systematic review has synthesised the qualitative research evidence about how older people describe their sensory engagement with the natural world.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Life Below Water

Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe

Seas, Oceans and Public Health in Europe (SOPHIE) is a pan-European initiative to coordinate research into the complex links between the marine environment and human health and wellbeing.

The Inclusivity Project

The Inclusivity Project is a research and innovation project aiming to increase diversity, wellbeing and prosperity within small, Cornish businesses.  A team led by the University of Exeter is looking…

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