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, 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.

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

Climate Action, Partnerships for the Goals, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health

The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health is dedicated to researching innovative approaches to create and sustain cultures that enable health and well-being across the life course

Clean Water and Sanitation, Life Below Water, Sustainable Cities and Communities

GCRF Blue Communities

Blue Communities is a 4 year research capacity-building programme for marine planning in East and South-East (E/SE) Asia

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.

Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Caribbean Foodscapes

We explore the ways cities impact on their populations' food practices, opportunities and in turn health

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Urban Greenspace Valuation Toolkit

Green infrastructure – such as parks, greenspaces, and other environmental features including trees and canals – are increasingly important in urban areas for health and quality of life. They also…

No Poverty, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Physical activity in older adults – a systematic review

This systematic review will help us to understand the factors that affect older people’s participation in exercise and physical activity.

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.

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.

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