CRPR LEEP Seminar: Valuing Nature; the links between environment and health and wellbeing


Speaker:Dr Carolyn Peterson, University of Exeter
Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time: 11.30am-1.30pm
Location: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Building, Room LT1

Further details

Carolyn recently completed a NERC-funded Valuing Nature Placement in partnership with Clinton Devon Estates and the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, on the links between environment and health and wellbeing. The project aimed to quantify the health and wellbeing value of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths and explore the potential of partnerships with private sector organisations to increase the associated benefits. It included an assessment of the economic value of this site, using visitor data and economic valuation tools, including travel cost, ORVal, the WHO's Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) and the MOVES tool; it also involved conducting interviews and a workshop with stakeholders. The project blog can be found on: Carolyn’s talk and discussion of her work will be from 11.30am-12.30pm, there will then be a short break, followed by an informal discussion of themes arising from Carolyn’s work, lasting up to an hour, for those who wish to engage in a wider debate.