Research into health benefits of green space receives funding

Issued: Tue, 26 May 2020 13:31:00 BST

Published 26th May 2020

A research project investigating how green spaces can reduce inequalities in mental health and cardiometabolic disease prevention has received over £700,000 funding from the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Professor Rich Mitchell from the Unit and Associate Professor Xiaoqi Feng from UNSW Medicine will jointly lead the project.

The project ‘Better Parks, Healthier for All?’ will harness scientific, clinical and industry expertise in epidemiology, environmental data science, health policy and urban greening to provide evidence on health-promoting qualities of urban green space.

Results will be shared with planners and policymakers to maximise health gains from green spaces in cities across Australia and the United Kingdom.

The project brings together senior and emerging researchers from the University of Glasgow, UNSW, the University of Wollongong, CSIRO, the University of Queensland, and local health districts in Western Sydney and South Western Sydney.


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