Society faces tough health challenges: growing levels of obesity, concerns about antibiotic resistance, the needs of an ageing population, social isolation and more. The Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, based at the University of Exeter, is dedicated to researching innovative approaches to create and sustain cultures that enable health and well-being across the life course.
This new research centre hosts historians, literary scholars, social scientists and medical experts, working together to tackle some of the world’s most pressing public health issues.
However, research expertise is not enough on its own; the vision of the Wellcome Centre is to enable transformation; transformation of institutions, health across the life course, relations and engaged research, to achieve our goal of supporting and enabling ‘healthy publics’. We want our research to be influenced, created, and conducted by and with people whose lives are affected by the research and its outcomes, because we believe difficult issues can only be tackled effectively if we draw on people’s skills, experiences and insights of health and wellbeing, and their understanding of the questions and issues that matter to them and their communities.
Members of the ECEHH are part of the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, based at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus