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, Reduced Inequalities

Meaningful Occupation for People with Dementia

Understand what meaningful occupation really means for people with dementia residing in care homes

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Mapping Dorset’s greenspaces

'Healthy Places' will use green spaces make to boost physical activity and reduce illness in Dorset.

Assessing exposure to antibiotic resistance

Identifying environmental reservoirs of novel antibiotic resistant genes This project is seeking to reveal how humans are exposed to environmental reservoirs of antibiotic resistant organisms. Previous work by Dr William…

Life Below Water, Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities

Aquariums as restorative environments

This PhD, funded by the National Marine Aquarium, aims to investigate how viewing different amounts of marine life can influence human health and wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing, Innovation and Infrastructure, Life Below Water

Tackling antibiotic resistance using CRISPR

This project is investigating the use of CRISPR-Cas9 biotechnology to remove antibiotic resistance genes from bacterial communities.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Nature-on-prescription

This project will design a programme of nature-based group activities for people with common mental health conditions.

Health and Wellbeing

Genetic implications for type 2 diabetes

This study will use newly released UK Biobank data to investigate the role that genetic makeup could play in the promotion or resistance of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2…

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.

Health and Wellbeing, Innovation and Infrastructure

The PAW-Force Trial

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

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.

Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water, Life on Land

The value of a healthy marine environment

This PhD project aims to investigate the risks and benefits of participating in marine recreation, and understand how the perceptions and values of the public influence their decisions to participate. The study is being conducted by Andrea Harvey who is primarily based at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory.

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.

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