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  • Health Integration Team (HIT) proposal success!


    Marcus Grant, Deputy Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Cities and Urban Planning has co-led a successful application to establish a Health Integration Team in Bristol focussing on the nature and quality of residential built environments as wider determinants of health.

    Marcus co-led the bid with Suzanne Audrey, Research Fellow with the DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health improvement) UKCRC research centre of excellence in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol. The bid was supported by a strong team of representatives from public health, local government and academia who have already been central in establishing Bristol as a centre of excellence for research on the impact of the built environment on the wider determinants of health.

  • UWE appoints Gabriel Scally as director of WHO research centre


    Professor Gabriel Scally has been appointed as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Healthy Urban Environments, which is based at UWE Bristol.

  • MSc Sustainable Development in Practice, now at a screen near you !


    ISHE has just released a film to coincide with the launch of the MSc Sustainable Development in Practice.

    Filmed during Bristol's Big Green Week, the film features ISHE partners talking about how the masters programme will equip students to tackle key sustainability challenges facing organisations, communities and government. The film can be viewed here.

  • Green and Healthy Routes to School


    ISHE members Rose Bailey, Tom Chambers and Natalie Selwood participated in Bristol's Festival of Nature schools day on 15th June, part of Bristol's 'Big Green Week'.

    The ISHE activity 'Green and Healthy Routes to School' engaged 150 year 4 pupils from various Bristol primary schools, encouraging them to think about how their travel choices and local area affected their health and the environment.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Dr Paul Leinster CBE


    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Dr Paul Leinster CBE in recognition of his leadership role in protecting the environment of England and Wales.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Gabriel Scally


    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science to Professor Gabriel Scally in recognition of his outstanding and innovative achievements in promoting public health in South West England and, in particular, his encouragement and support working with the University to build practical programmes linking health, environment, sustainability and planning.

  • UWE day on Education for Sustainable Development in Practice


    UWE staff gained practical insight and inspiration for bringing sustainable development into learning and teaching with a day on Education for Sustainable Development held on June 29th. Attendees were introduced to the principles and issues of bringing sustainable development into teaching across a range of subject areas.

  • Changing Lives, Changing Society


    This year's inspiring conference from ISHE brought together a wide range of professionals, policy makers and academics to debate how we can support the widespread transition to healthy and sustainable behaviours. Over a hundred people attended on 28 June to hear a range of excellent presentations and work togther to explore new approaches to encouraging sustainable behaviour.

  • News from the WHO European Healthy Cities Network meeting in St Petersburg


    Staff from the WHO Centre at UWE spent a very successful and productive few days in Russia reinforcing the Healthy Urban Environments theme of the current Phase V of the European Healthy Cities Network at the annual get-together of cities from across Europe.

  • Healthy planet indicator bugs and blubber gloves at UWE Bristol's Festival of Nature display


    Visitors to UWE Bristol's tent at this year's Bristol Festival of Nature will be able to look for indicator bugs, lichens and micro-organisms under the microscope and learn how their presence or absence reveals the health of the environment.

  • UWE hosts breast cancer conference to highlight local and international clinical and service developments


    Friday 15 June 2012 09:00 to 16:00

    UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre

    Scientists, clinicians and cancer care service providers will present a range of initiatives happening locally and internationally, at a special conference about breast cancer. Breast Cancer- United Care will highlight how co-ordination between services and clinicians is the key to providing the best service to breast cancer patients.

  • UWE Professor leads Bristol bid for EU Green Capital Award


    Professor Martin Bigg, Chair of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, Professor of Environmental Technology Innovation at UWE Bristol and Director of the Environmental iNet (a UWE sponsored initiative supporting green businesses in the South West), will be part of a team on a unique mission to Brussels on 8 June 2012.

  • Professor Jim Longhurst to serve on FCT Environment and Global Change Panel

    25/05/2012 The Portuguese Scientific Council for Natural & Environmental Sciences has recommended Jim Longhurst to serve as a member of the Environment and Global Change panel.
  • ISHE reports to Europe on the out-of-balance nitrogen cycle

  • ISHE works with schools at Bristol's Festival of Nature


    As a change from working with graduate and post-graduate students, ISHE's Rose Bailey and Tom Chambers will be dropping down a generation and spending a morning with primary school children from several Bristol schools. On June 15th, at the Festival of Nature (within the wider Big Green Week), school kids will be dreaming up their ideal green and healthy route to school. Their visions will be overlaid on maps of Bristol and we'll see what our young charges can tell us about green and healthy spatial planning.

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