Providing advice and support to policy makers and other stakeholders on environmental and sustainability issues and public health.
Public Health Institute has undertaken a range of projects to provide wide range of stakeholders with intelligence and evidence on the environment, sustainability and the links to public health. In the 21st Century there is an increasing focus on the environment, sustainability and the development of green infrastructure. It is apparent that tackling many of these challenges may have health co-benefits. Reviews of published literature and datasets alongside original research are conducted to explore these issues and understand how they relate to health and to the work of public health professionals and other stakeholders. Recent projects include the use of parks; the impact of climate change upon health; the economic benefits of investing in green infrastructure and the monitoring and evaluation of green projects for community and voluntary groups.
Publications for Environment and sustainability
Papers for Environment and sustainability
Real or Illusory? Case Studies on the Public Perception of Environmental Health Risks in the North West of England.
Alex Stewart, Paolo Luria, Professor John Reid, Mary Lyons, Richard Jarvis
International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health. 7(3), 1153-1173, 2010.
Abstract: Applied research in a public health setting seeks to provide professionals with insights and knowledge into complex environmental issues to guide actions that reduce inequalities and improve health. We describe ten environmental case studies that explore the public perception of health risk. We employed logical analysis of components of each case study and comparative information to generate new evidence. The findings highlight how concerns about environmental issues measurably affect people’s wellbeing and led to the development of new understanding about the benefits of taking an earlier and more inclusive approach to risk communication that can now be tested further.