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, Life Below Water

Assessing bacterial pathogens in the coastal zone

This ERDF-funded PhD project aims to investigate human exposure to, and infection by, antibiotic resistant pathogenic bacteria in natural aquatic environments. The first stage will involve a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence on the risk of acquiring infections from the recreational use of natural waters.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Monitoring the symptoms of Ménière’s Disease

In this business-research collaboration, the project team have developed a mobile app to investigate factors that influence the severity of the symptoms of Ménière’s Disease.

Health and Wellbeing, Life on Land

Antibiotic resistance in farm animals

This project is investigating the conditions under which antibiotic resistance genes are advantageous to bacteria, with a focus on farm animals.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water, Sustainable Cities and Communities

GCRF Blue Communities

Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East (E/SE) Asia

Attention Restoration Theory: A systematic review

This study is assessing the evidence that exists for the attention restoration values of exposure to natural environments and images.

Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities

Medicinal Futures

The Medicinal Futures project is working across the South West to improve our understanding of the ways that young people perceive and use pharmaceuticals.

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

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