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.

Life on Land, No Poverty, Sustainable Cities and Communities

INHERIT: Improving health and environments through lifestyle change

The Intersectoral Health and Environment Research for Innovation project, or INHERIT, is examining lifestyles that can protect the environment and health.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Air pollution, Deprivation & Childhood Asthma

This PhD aims to explore the impact of air pollution on asthma in childhood, controlling for both individual and area level deprivation across England.

Targeted genomics to reveal antibiotic resistance genes disseminated by transduction

This study will undertake a comprehensive screen for antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) carried by bacteriophages in waste water, using targeted genomics approaches where an antibiotic sensitive E. coli reference strain…

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Understanding the impacts of Ménière’s Disease

This project will use quantitative and qualitative research methods to examine the mental health and wellbeing impacts of Ménière’s disease.

Health and Wellbeing, Life on Land

PollerGEN

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

Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Caribbean Foodscapes

We explore the ways cities impact on their populations' food practices, opportunities and in turn health

Beyond Greenspace

This research investigated how different types and qualities of natural environment can have varying relationships with human health and wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Determining the genetic causes of type 2 diabetes

This study is using UK Biobank data to investigate the causal relationship between over 40 genetic factors and type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

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.

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Urban Greenspace Valuation Toolkit

Green infrastructure – such as parks, greenspaces, and other environmental features including trees and canals – are increasingly important in urban areas for health and quality of life. They also…

Environmental pollutants and antibiotic resistance

Assessing selection for antibiotic resistance in the natural environment. Established theories suggest that selection for resistant bacteria usually occurs in the human body, when a patient is under antibiotic therapy.…

No Poverty, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Physical activity in older adults – a systematic review

This systematic review will help us to understand the factors that affect older people’s participation in exercise and physical activity.

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