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.

Blue Environments and Health

GCRF Blue Communities

Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East Asia, funded by UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund. The programme has 12 interconnected research projects, which will be actively integrated to support marine planning, and 10 cross-cutting capacity building activities.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology

Mapping the evidence for AMR

Mapping the evidence for the risks of human exposure to antimicrobial resistance in the natural environment.

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…

Blue Environments and Health

BlueHealth

An international consortium investigating how aquatic environments can affect public health in Europe. The project’s interdisciplinary research has combined large-scale survey data with localised interventions to understand the effects these environments might have on health.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Air pollution, deprivation and asthma

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

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

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.

Food Systems and Planetary Health

The INHERIT project

Examining the health and environmental implications of our living, moving and consuming patterns.

Food Systems and Planetary Health

Caribbean foodscapes

Understanding how historical data of Caribbean foodscapes can inform policy and improve nutrition and health. This project focused on the historical and epidemiological transitions in urban Caribbean foodscapes and aims to understanding the past to enhance future healthy eating practices.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology

PhD Research: Understanding the evolution of antimicrobial resistance

How do environmental factors shape the ratio of vertical to horizontal resistance evolution?

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…

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