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.

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.

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.

Industry, Responsible Consumption and Production

Reducing starling impacts on farms

Exploring how starlings might spread antimicrobial resistance in farm buildings.

Health and Wellbeing, Responsible Consumption and Production

Improving understanding of AMR in livestock systems: A conceptual framework

AMR: The issue with livestock¬† Antimicrobial usage (AMU) in livestock has been shown to be an important driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and is associated with resistance in¬†humans,…

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, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities

Virtual blue spaces for psychological wellbeing

Using virtual reality to explore how beaches and coasts might improve psychological wellbeing.

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?

Health and Wellbeing, Life on Land

Antibiotic resistance in farm animals

Investigating the conditions under which antibiotic resistance genes are advantageous to bacteria.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Air pollution, deprivation and asthma

Exploring the impact of air pollution on asthma in childhood across England.

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