This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Thursday 2 May 2019, 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Researchers at York, staff and students
  • Admission: Free admission, booking recommended

Event details

The environment can affect our health in untold ways - both positive and negative. Come along to the Human Health and the Total Environment workshop to hear about just some of the research on this happening at York. You can hear about a range of topics including the impacts of air pollution, and the role green spaces can play in shaping our mental health and wellbeing.

Join the conversation yourself with soap box talks and discussion sessions, and help us shape the future of research in this area. If you would like to give a soap box talk at the event please email Kate Thorley at

The event is sponsored by Sue Hartley, Champion for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience, and Karen Bloor, Champion for Health and Wellbeing, and forms part of the Health in Urban Environments Events Series.

Confirmed speakers include Hilary Graham, Simon Gilbody, Lisa Emberson, Peter Coventry and Steve Cinderby.

Lunch is provided but space is limited so please register at

Health in Urban Environments Event Series

This event forms part of the Health in Urban Environments Event Series where the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC), Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories (WACL) and several Research Champions are joining forces to host an event series to explore Urban Living-related research and innovation at the University of York.

Through a series of workshops, lunchtime seminar, full day events and discussion sessions, we will gain insight into the historical development of the world’s cities and the social and environmental consequences of urbanisation.

By bringing together the social, physical and life sciences we will be able to explore this topic from many angles and celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of research at the University of York.

The series, which will begin in January and conclude in June in alignment with Clean Air Day, will be open to researchers, staff and students at the University of York.


Alice Flint (YESI)