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.

Life on Land, Quality Education

Connecting children and nature with Narrative Journey

The aim of this PhD research is to develop and test 'Narrative Journey' as a tool that can increase children’s physical, social and altruistic activities.

Life on Land, Reduced Inequalities

Defra Fellowship: Natural Environments and Human Health

This Defra Research Fellowship will improve understanding of how different environments can impact health and how this can be considered in decision making.

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

Bacteria and viral resistance

This project is investigating whether sex in bacteria can help them get ahead in their arms race with viruses. Just as humans, bacteria suffer from attack of deadly viruses. Parasitic…

Life on Land, Partnerships for the Goals

Landscapes of the life course initiative

This project brings together the University of Exeter, the Eden Project and Artist James Eddy to understand how people experience different environments over their lives.

Life on Land, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

The Marine Environment and Human Well-being

The PhD examines the importance and value of coasts for human well-being

Health and wellbeing impacts of environmental enhancement activities

This systematic review aims to understand the health and wellbeing impacts of taking part in environmental enhancement and conservation activities.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Placebo effects and the healing response

The project is hoping to develop theories about how healing might be initiated through placebo effects and how nature can influence this effect.

Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

AcTS – Active Travel Study

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

Life Below Water, Life on Land, Partnerships for the Goals

Understanding factors influencing marine access

This internationally collaborative PhD project is exploring the social and cultural factors influencing marine access in Liberty City, Miami, Florida. The project will examine the influence of society and culture on the perceived relevance, risks and benefits of the ocean to human health.

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

BlueHealth

The BlueHealth project brings together a multi-disciplinary consortium to investigate how aquatic environments affect the health of Europe’s population.

No Poverty, Responsible Consumption and Production

CFaH Community Food Production and Health

The project aims to establish a research programme to carry out high quality evaluations of community-based food production initiatives in LMICs

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