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.

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.

Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Smartline

Smartline is an multi-partner research project looking at how technology can be used to help us live healthier and happier lives.

Climate Action, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Climate change adaptation

The Centre is considering the health impacts of climate change in BASE, a major European Commission FP7 funded project on climate change adaptation.

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Inhalational Anaesthetic Gases

The UK Government has set ambitious targets for carbon reduction through the Greening Government Commitment (GGC), the Climate Change Act (2008) and Carbon Budgets. The Climate Change Act (2008) was…

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.

Climate Action, Industry, Sustainable Cities and Communities

Indoor environments and respiratory health

This 3 year PhD project will investigate how indoor environments can impact on the respiratory illnesses chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.

Life on Land, No Poverty, Sustainable Cities and Communities

INHERIT: Improving health and environments through lifestyle change

The Intersectoral Health and Environment Research for Innovation project, or INHERIT, is examining lifestyles that can protect the environment and health.

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, 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.

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