Health

£5.9M Wellcome Award funds social scientists tackling single-use plastics in healthcare

After the Single Use, a collaborative project led by Professor Alice Street of the University...

“Children are like canaries in a coal mine” Dr Swann’s investigation of health and energy  

An academic paediatrician at the University of Edinburgh is unpicking the links between energy use,...

Clean plate club: Strength2Food research group takes on primary school plate (food) waste

In a multi-country collaboration, the Strength2Food research group conducted a nutritional and plate waste study...

How car culture endangers our health, our environment, our society and what Scotland can do about it

“We have built a whole system around cars; car culture is prioritising cars above everything...

Life in plastic, not so fantastic: Edinburgh researcher takes aim at plastics in healthcare

In a little over 100 years since its invention, plastic has transformed our world, simultaneously...

The role of genomics in safeguarding global food security

Long-term changes in temperature, humidity, rainfall patterns and extreme weather events are increasingly posing a...

Integrating Climate and Health: Bridging Disciplinary Divides for a Sustainable Future

COP28’s inaugural Health Day was reflective of a growing recognition for the intersections of health...

Jamaican climate justice project promotes ancestral food heritage for resilience

The Caribbean is facing a trio of interlinked crises. The climate crisis is accelerating biodiversity...

Insights into the BLOOM study: investigating benefits of natural farming on human health 

Recognizing that climate change poses an imminent and severe threat to human health, this year’s...

COP28 Joint Statement by University of Edinburgh Delegates

COP28 – a global conference that tackles the climate crisis – launches today in Dubai,...

Climate and Health profile: Blue and Green Spaces and Sustainable Outdoor Environments

Based at the Edinburgh College of Art, OPENspace is a research centre committed to making...

Combating Plastic Pollution Using Synthetic Biology: An Interview with Dr Alex Speakman, E.V.A Biosystems

On the 8th of June, Edinburgh Innovations held their annual Inspire, Launch, Grow awards to...

Exploring the Polemics of Fire: ‘Dilli ki Sardi’ Film Screening and Panel

On May 26, the Edinburgh Earth Initiative hosted a film screening and panel discussion to...

The Plastic Pandemic: Rethinking Medical Device Innovation, Use and Disposal for a Circular Economy

A guest blog from Advanced Earth Fellow Marie-Louise Wöhrle, organiser of the ‘The Plastic Pandemic:...

Medical Practice & Environmental Sustainability: The Medical Waste Project

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day on June 5 focuses on finding practical...

The Heat Researchers across The University of Edinburgh Tackling the Impacts of a Warming World

Heat is one of the key intersecting drivers in the issues of climate and health...

Announcing the Winners of the Sustainable Business Idea Competition

Abigael Pertet, Emilio Soberon Bravo, Eloise Bevan and Maarten Van Den Ancker were recently announced...

Taking the Initiative on Climate and Health: Health in a Warming World

On April 27, Edinburgh Earth Initiative organised the ‘Health in a Warming World’ event. Hosted...

Ocean Voices, Ocean Leaders, and the UN High Seas Treaty 

The Ocean Voices and Ocean Leaders programmes at The University of Edinburgh are taking the...

Sanitree: Tackling Period Poverty, One Milestone at a Time

In keeping with the theme of climate and health, the Edinburgh Earth Initiative – in...

Welcoming the Commonwealth Clean Air Fellows

The Edinburgh Earth Initiative recently welcomed Pratap Chandra Acharya, Swati Kumari, and Suparna Karmakar, all from...

From the Amazon to the Scottish Highlands: Local and Global peatlands research

Global peatlands are vital stores of carbon, but they are under threat. Changing patterns of...

Learning for a Sustainable Development: Lessons from Una Europa One Health Summer School

One Health works towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and explores how the health of...

Driving Environmental Sustainability in Medical Practice through Innovative Research: The DiaDev Project

Whilst medical and life sciences research and innovation have direct social, economic and cultural benefits,...

Engineering a Microbial Response to Ecological Crises

New developments in engineering biology have put two groups of Edinburgh academics at the cutting...

Modelling future food security

Dr Peter Alexander, Senior Lecturer in Global Food Security at the University of Edinburgh and...