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, 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.

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.

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.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

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.

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

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

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

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sensing Nature: The role of natural environments within the emotional geographies of visual impairment

The project is exploring how people with varying forms and severities of sight impairment experience diverse types of nature

Health and Wellbeing, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities

Virtual bluespaces for psychological wellbeing

Developing Virtual Reality (VR) nature environments, specifically aquatic settings such as beaches and coasts (collectively termed “bluespaces”), and testing their ability to improve psychological wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities

Monitoring the symptoms of Ménière’s Disease

In this business-research collaboration, the project team have developed a mobile app to investigate factors that influence the severity of the symptoms of Ménière’s Disease.

Health and Wellbeing, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Air pollution, Deprivation & Childhood Asthma

This PhD aims to explore the impact of air pollution on asthma in childhood, controlling for both individual and area level deprivation across England.

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.

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