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, Quality Education

Impacts of school gardening – a systematic review

This systematic review will assess the existing evidence relating to the health and wellbeing impacts of gardening and growing plants at school. It will use a systematic approach to identify, appraise and synthesise relevant research evidence.

Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities

Medicinal Futures

The Medicinal Futures project is working across the South West to improve our understanding of the ways that young people perceive and use pharmaceuticals.

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, Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Healthy Green Schools

Taking a participatory approach, this PhD project is examining whether, why and how schools are acting to be sustainable, ‘green’ schools, with a particular focus on the environmental and health co-benefits of green and health policies and actions.