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Together, members of the Centre will explore how experiences of health, illness and medical knowledge are shaped by cultural practices and beliefs, and will investigate how evidence from the humanities and social sciences can be used to help to develop and evaluate innovative and effective public health initiatives.

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pin 5 December 2019

Sustainable food networks and the Devon Net Zero Task Force

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On Friday 29th November Rebecca Sandover was an expert witness in the Devon Net Zero Taskforce’s hearings to gather evidence towards creating a Devon Carbon Plan. Rebecca focussed on measures to bring more, affordable local food to local markets and local food procurement, drawing on evidence from her recent research, including including her WCCEH-funded project Devon […]

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9 December 2019

Resting and Rushing

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Our research associate Dr Ayesha Nathoo was featured on a BBC radio programme last week, Resting and Rushing, alongside Claudia Hammond, Matthew Smith and Sarah Cook. The full podcast can be downloaded or listened to online here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000bp2c  

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5 December 2019

Sustainable food networks and the Devon Net Zero Task Force

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On Friday 29th November Rebecca Sandover was an expert witness in the Devon Net Zero Taskforce’s hearings to gather evidence towards creating a Devon Carbon Plan. Rebecca focussed on measures to bring more, affordable local food to local markets and local food procurement, drawing on evidence from her recent research, including including her WCCEH-funded project Devon […]

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2 December 2019

Congratulations to colleagues at ECEHH

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We’re delighted to share the news that the European Centre for Environment and Human Health has been designated as a Collaborating Centre on Natural Environments and Health by the World Health Organization. This achievement recognises the Centre’s significant contribution to science and policy-making from a decade of interdisciplinary research. We congratulate our colleagues Lora Fleming […]

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20 November 2019

New study identifies problems with mental health self-referral system

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People with anxiety or depression who go to see the GP are often given a leaflet with numbers for psychological services and advised to give them a call. This system of “self-referral” for common mental health problems has been in place for more than 10 years. In sheer numbers terms, it appears to have been […]

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13 November 2019

DE-STRESS Project shortlisted for Mind Media Award

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Congratulations to Centre members Felicity Thomas and Lorraine Hansford! A series of items about antidepressant use on Radio 4’s PM programme, which featured De-Stress, a collaborative project between the universities of Exeter and Plymouth (funded by Economic and Social Research Council and supported by PenARC), has been shortlisted for an award at the Mind Mental […]

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