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.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Industry, Life on Land

Do antibiotics in the environment lead to resistance in situ?

This 4-year PhD project is aiming to provide robust evidence for a causative relationship between environmental antibiotic concentrations selecting for resistance in situ.

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.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Climate Action, Life Below Water

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.

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.

Life on Land, Quality Education

Impacts of school gardening – a systematic review

This systematic review will assess the existing evidence relating to the health and wellbeing impacts of gardening and growing plants at school.

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.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Health and Wellbeing, Responsible Consumption and Production

Environmental risk assessment of antimicrobial resistance

This Industrial Innovation Fellowship aims to design and validate a new method to quantify the environmental risk posed by antibiotics and antimicrobials

Climate Action, Health and Wellbeing, Industry

Sustainable anaesthetic gases

Estimating the economic and environmental impacts of capturing and recycling anaesthetic gases.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Monitoring 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.

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.

Health and Wellbeing, Innovation and Infrastructure

The PAW-Force Trial

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

Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

The Inclusivity Project

The Inclusivity Project is a research and innovation programme aiming to increase diversity, wellbeing and prosperity within small businesses.

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