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.

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.

Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Active travel study

This project pools five qualitative datasets that have explored experiences of ‘travel’ across the UK.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Health and Wellbeing

Antimicrobial resistance in freshwater microbes

Investigating selection for antimicrobial resistance by non-antibiotic drugs in freshwater microbes.

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.

No Poverty, Responsible Consumption and Production

Community food and health

Establishing a research programme to evaluate community food production initiatives.

Industry, Responsible Consumption and Production

Reducing starling impacts on farms

Exploring how starlings might spread antimicrobial resistance in farm buildings.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

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.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Sensing Nature

Sensing Nature is exploring how people with varying forms and severities of sight impairment experience diverse types of nature.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Health and Wellbeing

Uncovering pathogens in the soil microbiome

Investigating pathogens present in soil through the application of the Galleria mellonella model.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

BlueHealth

An international consortium investigating how aquatic environments can affect public health in Europe.

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

GCRF Blue Communities

A capacity-building research programme for marine planning in East and South-East Asia.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water

Catchment-scale antimicrobial resistance

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

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