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

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.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Nature on Prescription for Mental Health: Feasibility Stage for the ‘greENGAGE’ Trial Stage

A team from the University of Exeter and University of Plymouth are conducting a feasibility study of nature-based activities reached through social prescribing. The work is funded by have been…

Climate Change

New Local Climate Adaptation Tool Supports Health and Wellbeing

A partnership between the European Centre for Environment and Human Health and Cornwall Council, supported by a wide range of local stakeholders is developing a tool to support local decision makers to plan and adapt to climate change.

Food Systems and Planetary Health

Food production in small island states

Improving community-based food production in the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Food Systems and Planetary Health

Transdisciplinary data assemblages

Synthesising existing data sources to inform food policy and action in the Caribbean.

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.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology

Catchment-scale antimicrobial resistance

How do catchment-scale processes contribute to antibiotic resistance in coastal waters?

Climate Change

“Stark warning”: Combating ecosystem collapse from the tropics to the Antarctic

Eminent scientists warn that key ecosystems around Australia and Antarctica are collapsing, heralding a stark warning for ecosystem collapse worldwide, if action is not taken. The report proposes a three-step framework to combat irreversible global damage.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology

MRes Research: Antibiotic resistance in coastal waters

Determining the levels and spread of antibiotic resistant E. coli in the environment.

Community and Social Inequalities

Making environmental and health equal, diverse, and inclusive: Reflections from a Centre of Environment and Human Health (REACH)

The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded the Reflections from a Centre of Environment and Human Health (REACH) project which focused on understanding aspects of institutional whiteness and processes and…

Blue Environments and Health, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

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.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

How migrant populations can promote health, wellbeing and a sense of place through natural space creation

2022-2026 PhD   Author: Qingyue Xue This PhD research project is focusing on how migrant populations promote health, well-being, a sense of place and belonging in the city through the creation…

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