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Research blog with a policy angle on environment, health and wellbeing.

Includes insights and reflections from projects on sustainable tourism and gender

Dr Carolyn Petersen, Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter

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@CJPetersen3 @CRPRExeter

Latest from the Blog

Recovery, environmental restoration and adjusting to change: Walking the South West Coast Path

Making the links between recovery (mental health and wellbeing) and environmental restoration on the South West Coast Path. Climate change and coastal erosion present the greatest challenges to the maintenance of the South West Coast Path going forwards; and recovery is even more important in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. I decide to goContinue reading “Recovery, environmental restoration and adjusting to change: Walking the South West Coast Path”

Noticing nature on the South West Coast Path: Using our senses and other pathways towards mental health benefits

Does using our senses and noticing nature when spending time outdoors enhance our mental health and wellbeing? I manage to carve out a rare day from my work, housework and family commitments for a micro-adventure, so after scraping the ice off my windscreen I set off for Bossington on a glorious sunny January day withContinue reading “Noticing nature on the South West Coast Path: Using our senses and other pathways towards mental health benefits”

New project – assessing the mental health benefits of walking the South West Coast Path

I’m excited to be embarking on a short @CRPRExeter research project commissioned by the South West Coast Path Association @swcoastpath (funded by Natural England) on the mental health and wellbeing benefits of walking the South West Coast Path. In tandem with this project I also aim to walk several sections of this much-loved National TrailContinue reading “New project – assessing the mental health benefits of walking the South West Coast Path”

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Dr Carolyn Petersen

Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Policy Research, University of Exeter

Email: c.j.petersen@exeter.ac.uk

On Twitter: @CJPetersen3

@CRPRExeter @UniofExeter

(All opinions expressed here are my own, not those of any employer, funder or organisation.)