Researcher Biography

Anne is an urban green and blue space expert specialising in the health and social outcomes of green and blue infrastructure. She is passionate about shaping landscapes and systems that promote human connection with nature for the benefit of people and the planet.

Anne is a transdisciplinary, mixed methods researcher with a focus on mental health and wellbeing promotion. Under this umbrella Anne has explored how people’s interactions and connection with nature relates to their psychological wellbeing as well as their attitudes and behaviours towards the environment. Anne has researched the role of nature-based interventions (Green Gyms, Care Farms) as part of social prescribing within mental health care. Anne has investigated the effectiveness of urban green space interventions for delivering social, health, environmental and equity outcomes.

Research Interests

Anne's research interests include:

  • An overarching research focus is on mental health and wellbeing promotion.
  • Designing and evaluating nature-based interventions for health and wellbeing.
  • Understanding the role of nature in delivering healthy and sustainable urban environments.
  • Understanding the relationship between nature connection and wellbeing across the life-course