The Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health contributes to a healthier population and environment through policy-related research that explores connections between the two. We are particularly interested in how aspects of the natural and built environment can work to improve health. We see this research as being vital in an age when policy makers struggle with the apparently intractable problems of encouraging people to be healthier and of tackling health inequalities between more and less advantaged populations.

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Our team has extensive experience in researching how key characteristics of the environment can positively and negatively affect health behaviours and related outcomes. Our research is published in the leading international medicine, public health and social sciences journals and has been supported by a range of national funding bodies, charities as well as national and local government organisations.