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

Urban greenspace valuation toolkit

This Innovate UK funded project has created a web-based greenspace valuation tool, learning from and integrating existing planning tools.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology

Antimicrobial resistance in rivers

Analysing the contribution of wastewater treatment discharge to antibiotic resistance.

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

What is the best way of delivering virtual nature for improving mood?

Exposure to ‘real’ nature can increase positive affect and decrease negative affect, but direct access is not always possible. For example for people in health/care settings who often experience chronic…

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

Mapping Dorset’s greenspaces

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

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology, Nature, Biodiversity and Health

PhD Research: Evolution of opportunistic pathogens

Understanding the ecology and evolution of antimicrobial resistance in opportunistic pathogens.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology

PhD Research: Microplastics as Vectors of Antimicrobial Resistance in Aquatic Systems

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a significant global threat to human health, with the environment playing an increasingly important role in the evolution and spread of AMR. Microplastics are ubiquitous in…

Community and Social Inequalities

Meaningful occupation for people with dementia

What does 'meaningful occupation' mean for people with dementia residing in care homes?

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

Nature-on-prescription

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

Nature, Biodiversity and Health

PhD Research: Radon and skin cancer

This PhD project is investigating the links between radon gas, UV radiation and skin cancer.

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…

Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbiology

PhD Research: Tackling antibiotic resistance using CRISPR

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

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