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Dr Benedict Wheeler

Dr Benedict Wheeler

Senior Lecturer

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 Knowledge Spa 

 

University of Exeter Medical School, Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD

Overview

Dr Wheeler is a Senior Lecturer at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, with wide ranging research interests in environment-health interconnections. His PhD was in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol, on the relationship between socio-economic health and environmental inequalities. His first post-doctoral research position was at Victoria University of Wellington School of Earth Sciences, in a unit funded by the NZ Ministry of Health to carry out geographical public health research. Subsequent research positions have been at the University of Sheffield Department of Geography, and back at the Department of Social Medicine at Bristol. He has also worked in public health in the National Health Service, and with environmental consultancies.

Dr Wheeler has been at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health since its beginnings in 2010. He primarily applies geographical and epidemiological methods to research on the impacts, both positive and negative, that the environment can have on human health.

Broad research specialisms

Dr Wheeler is a health geographer and environmental epidemiologist. Much of his research involves using secondary datasets and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to investigate environment and human health relationships. He also has substantial research experience in research on socio-economic and geographical health inequalities.

Qualifications

  • 1998 BSc Environmental Science, University of East Anglia
  • 2003 PhD Social Medicine, University of Bristol
  • ASPIRE Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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Research group links

Research

Research interests

Dr Wheeler's main research interest is the interconnections between the environment and public health, with particular regard to health inequalities and informing health and environmental policy. Key methodologies include the application of Geographic Information Systems and spatial analysis to study these issues and the use of large, linked, national and international secondary datasets. He is also interested in methods that apply Global Positioning System (GPS) and other technologies to better understand the environments that people experience and how these shape their health and wellbeing.

He is involved in a range of projects investigating the adverse and beneficial impacts of natural environments on population health. He works with collaborators in the European Centre, across the University of Exeter, and at other institutions to apply geographical methods to the investigation of a wide variety of environmental impacts on health.

Particular interests include geography of, and environmental impacts on, mental health and wellbeing and physical activity; geographical health inequalities; natural environment (green/blue space) impacts on health and wellbeing; area-level interventions to improve and protect both public health and the environment.

Research projects

Grants/Funding

Project Grants

Dates &

Duration

Funder

Title

PI

Project Value

Role

2020-2022

3 years

Wellcome Trust

Health and economic impacts of urban heat islands and greenspace

[216035/Z/19/Z]

C. Heaviside, Oxford

£499,962

Co-I

2019

3 months

Valuing Nature Programme

Demystifying Health Metrics

M. White, Exeter

£12,000

Co-I

2019-2021

2 years

NERC SWEEP

Investing in the environment for health and wellbeing

B. Wheeler, Exeter

£264,212

 

PI

2019-2023

4 years

EC Horizons 2020

REGREEN

P. Frederiksen, Aarhus University

€5m

 

Co-I (WP4 and Exeter Lead)

2018-19

12 months

Wellcome Trust

Living well with weather: Developing an innovative collaboration to explore everyday weather, health and mental wellbeing [213032/Z/18/Z]

C. Phoenix, Bath

£29,987

Co-I (Exeter lead)

2018-2023

4 years

EC H2020

RECONECT: Regenarating ECOsystems with Nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk rEduCTion

Z. Vojinovic, UNESCO-IHE

€15.5m

Co-I

(UEMS Lead)

2018-20

18 months

Innovate UK

Green space valuation toolkit [TS/R013136/1]

J. Patterson-Waterston, Vivid Economics

£1.2m

 

Co-I

 

2018-21

3 years

NIHR PHR

Green-blue space exposure changes and impact on individual-level wellbeing and mental health: a population-wide record-linked natural experiment

[PHR 16/07/07]

S. Rodgers, Swansea

£765,832

Co-I (Exeter lead & Work Package 2 lead)

 

2017-18

1 year

ESRC

Social sensing of health and wellbeing impacts from pollen and air pollution

[ES/P011489/1]

H. Williams, Exeter

£243,949

Co-I

 

2017

3 months

DEFRA

What works briefing on natural environment and health interventions

R. Lovell, Exeter

£29,069

Co-I

2016-18

3 years

NERC

PollerGEN: Using molecular genetics to understand grass species pollen deposition: enhancing bio-aerosol models and implications for human health [NE/N002105/1]

S. Creer, Bangor

£1.2m

Co-PI

(WP4 & Exeter lead)

 

2016-20

4.5 years

H2020

BlueHealth: Linking Up Environment, Health and Climate for Inter-sector Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Rapidly Changing Environment

L. Fleming, Exeter

€6m

Co-I

 

2016-17

1 year

Eaga Charitable Trust

Modelling the impact of fuel poverty and energy efficiency on health

B. Wheeler, Exeter

£22,854

PI

2016

6 months

ESRC

Biodiversity, health and wellbeing in Cornwall’s Public Open Space. Impact Acceleration Account Project Co-Creation Award with Cornwall Council

B. Wheeler, Exeter

£46,744

 

PI

2015

3 months

ESRC

Biodiversity, health and wellbeing in Cornwall’s Public Open Space. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Social Policy Network with Cornwall Council

B. Wheeler, Exeter

£3,115

PI

Network co-lead

2015

3 months

WHO

Commissioned contribution to report on urban greenspace and health

B. Wheeler, Exeter

US$4050

PI

Chapter 2 Lead

2015

3 months

MRC/ NERC

MED-MI Pilot Project: Childhood Obesity and Neighbourhood Environments

B. Wheeler, Exeter

£4,975

PI

2014-20

6 years

NIHR

Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change and Health

S. Kovats, LSHTM

£3.5m

Co-I

(Project 3.3 Lead)

2014-15

1 year

DEFRA

Social Science Research Fellowship on the Natural Environment and Human Health

R. Lovell, Exeter

£98,754

Co-I/Mentor

2012-14

18 months

ESRC

Beyond Greenspace: linking ecological, socioeconomic and health data to deepen our understanding of relationships between nature, health and wellbeing [ES/K002872/1]

B. Wheeler, Exeter

£197,470

PI

2014

6 months

UoE

Humanities & Social Science Strategy, University of Exeter: Social determinants of public perceptions of climate change adaptation: secondary analysis and networking

N. Adger, Exeter

£7,860

Co-I

2013

3 months

EPSRC

EPSRC/University of Exeter Bridging the Gaps: Spatial analysis of GPS data for human health research (development funding)

B. Wheeler, Exeter

£3,325

PI

2012-2016

4 years

EC FP7

Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe (BASE)

H. Sanderson, Aarhus

€7.5m

Co-I

 

2012

6 months

UoE

Open Innovation Fund: Inhabitat feasibility/pilot study.

 

R. Lovell / S. Higgins, Exeter

£22,270

Co-I

2012

6 months

EPSRC

EPSRC Bridging the Gaps: Developing a working group for hazard and risk assessment of mining-related impacts [BTG3/16]

F. Wall, Exeter

£4,069

Co-I

2011

6 months

Cornwall Council

Appraisal of the Value of Green Infrastructure on the Economy, Health and Social Wellbeing in Cornwall

Roger Tym & Partners

£98,700

Co-I

2005-6

1 year

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Understanding the transformation of the prospects of places

D. Dorling, Sheffield

£72,000

Researcher Co-I

2003

6 months

NZ MoH

New Zealand Ministry of Health: Problem Gambling Geography of New Zealand

J. Rigby, Victoria University of Wellington

NZ$30,000

Co-I

Research Students

  • 2018- PhD Using birth cohorts to understand the impact of urban green space on child health and wellbeing (Mark Ferguson). Primary supervisor.
  • 2016- PhD Examining the influence of socio-economic status, area level deprivation and exposure to air pollution on respiratory health in England (Philip McBride). 2nd Supervisor.
  • 2016- PhD Tick-borne disease in urban areas: impacts of ticks on human health and wellbeing and potential risk management strategies (Kayleigh Hansford). Primary supervisor, joint with PHE.
  • 2016-17 MRes The public health impacts of pollen on allergic asthma (Luke Talbot). Primary supervisor. Awarded 2018.
  • 2013- PhD Solar irradiance, vitamin D, and dental health (Jane Collingwood). Primary supervisor.
  • 2011-14: PhD Perceptions and Use of Greenspace Areas: Implications for Landscape Design, Health and Well-Being (Sarah Bell). Primary supervisor. Awarded 2014.
  • 2011-14: PhD The value of a healthy marine environment (Andrea Harvey). PCMD/Plymouth Marine Lab (NERC/PML studentship), temporary co-supervisor.
  • 2006-8: PhD Geography and epidemiology of suicide in Taiwan (Shu-sen Chang). University of Bristol, assistant supervisor. Awarded 2008.

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Brennan GL, Potter C, de Vere N, Griffith GW, Skjoth CA, Osborne NJ, Wheeler BW, McInnes RN, Clewlow Y, Barber A, et al (In Press). Temperate airborne grass pollen defined by spatio-temporal shifts in community composition. Nature Ecology and Evolution Author URL.  Full text.
Wheeler BW, Lovell R, Higgins SL, White MP, Alcock I, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Sabel CE, Depledge MH (2015). Beyond greenspace: an ecological study of population general health and indicators of natural environment type and quality. Int J Health Geogr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bell SL, Phoenix C, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2015). Using GPS and geo-narratives: a methodological approach for understanding and situating everyday green space encounters. AREA, 47(1), 88-96. Author URL.  Full text.
Lovell R, Wheeler BW, Higgins SL, Irvine KN, Depledge MH (2014). A systematic review of the health and well-being benefits of biodiverse environments. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev, 17(1), 1-20. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Wheeler BW, Herbert S, Alcock I, Depledge MH (2014). Coastal proximity and physical activity. Is the coast an underappreciated public health resource?. Preventive Medicine, 69, 135-140. Full text.
Alcock I, White MP, Wheeler BW, Fleming L, Depledge MH (2014). Longitudinal Effects on Mental Health of Moving to Greener and Less Green Urban Areas. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 48(2), 1247-1255. Full text.

Publications by category


Books

Foley R, Kearns R, Wheeler B, Kistemann T (2019). Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing: Hydrophilia Unbounded. Abstract.
Shaw M, Galobardes B, Lawlor DA, Lynch J, Wheeler B, Davey SG (2007). Handbook of Measures of Socioeconomic Position and Inequalities. Bristol, the Policy Press.
Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B, Ballas D, Thomas B, Fahmy E, Gordon D, Lupton R (2007). Poverty, wealth and place in Britain 1968 to 2005. Bristol, the Policy Press.
Shaw M, Galobardes B, Lawlor DA, Lynch J, Wheeler B, Smith GD (2007). The handbook of inequality and socioeconomic position: Concepts and measures. Abstract.
Wheeler BW, Shaw M, Mitchell R, Dorling D (2005). Life in Britain: Using millennial Census data to understand poverty, inequality and place. Bristol, the Policy Press.

Journal articles

Brennan GL, Potter C, de Vere N, Griffith GW, Skjoth CA, Osborne NJ, Wheeler BW, McInnes RN, Clewlow Y, Barber A, et al (In Press). Temperate airborne grass pollen defined by spatio-temporal shifts in community composition. Nature Ecology and Evolution Author URL.  Full text.
Hunter RF, Cleland C, Cleary A, Droomers M, Wheeler BW, Sinnett D, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Braubach M (2019). Environmental, health, wellbeing, social and equity effects of urban green space interventions: a meta-narrative evidence synthesis. Environ Int, 130 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Mizen A, Song J, Fry R, Akbari A, Berridge D, Parker SC, Johnson R, Lovell R, Lyons RA, Nieuwenhuijsen M, et al (2019). Longitudinal access and exposure to green-blue spaces and individual-level mental health and well-being: protocol for a longitudinal, population-wide record-linked natural experiment. BMJ Open, 9(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
O Brien L, Ambrose-Oji B, Wheeler B (2019). Mental health and wellbeing: the contribution of trees and forests to diverse populations in Britain. Sante Publique, 31, 163-171. Abstract.
Bratman GN, Anderson CB, Berman MG, Cochran B, de Vries S, Flanders J, Folke C, Frumkin H, Gross JJ, Hartig T, et al (2019). Nature and mental health: an ecosystem service perspective. Sci Adv, 5(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Pasanen TP, White MP, Wheeler BW, Garrett JK, Elliott LR (2019). Neighbourhood blue space, health and wellbeing: the mediating role of different types of physical activity. Environ Int, 131 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Maguire K, Garside R, Poland J, Fleming LE, Alcock I, Taylor T, Macintyre H, Lo Iacono G, Green A, Wheeler BW, et al (2019). Public involvement in research about environmental change and health: a case study. Health, 23(2), 215-233. Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Alcock I, Grellier J, Wheeler BW, Hartig T, Warber SL, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2019). Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing. Sci Rep, 9(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Turner RA, Sainsbury NC, Wheeler BW (2019). The health of commercial fishers in England and Wales: Analysis of the 2011 census. Marine Policy, 106 Abstract.  Full text.
Fleming LE, Leonardi GS, White MP, Medlock J, Alcock I, Macintyre HL, Maguire K, Nichols G, Wheeler BW, Morris G, et al (2018). Beyond climate change and health: Integrating broader environmental change and natural environments for public health protection and promotion in the UK. Atmosphere, 9(7). Abstract.  Full text.
O brien L, Ambrose-Oji B, Wheeler B (2018). Mental health and wellbeing: the contribution of trees and forests to diverse populations in britain. Revue Forestiere Francaise, 70(2-4), 309-320. Abstract.
White MP, Elliott LR, Wheeler BW, Fleming LE (2018). Neighbourhood greenspace is related to physical activity in England, but only for dog owners. Landscape and Urban Planning, 174, 18-23. Abstract.  Full text.
Bell SL, Westley M, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2017). Everyday green space and experienced wellbeing: the significance of wildlife encounters. Landscape Research Full text.
Alcock I, White M, Cherrie M, Wheeler B, Taylor J, McInnes R, Otte im Kampe E, Vardoulakis S, Sarran C, Soyiri I, et al (2017). Land cover and air pollution are associated with asthma hospitalisations: a cross-sectional study. Environment International, 109, 29-41. Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2017). Natural environments and subjective wellbeing: Different types of exposure are associated with different aspects of wellbeing. Health and Place, 45, 77-84. Abstract.  Full text.
Osborne NJ, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Hajat S, Sarran C, Clewlow Y, McInnes RN, Hemming D, White M, Vardoulakis S, et al (2017). Pollen exposure and hospitalization due to asthma exacerbations: daily time series in a European city. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61(10), 1837-1848. Abstract.  Full text.
Ohly H, White MP, Wheeler BW, Bethel A, Ukoumunne OC, Nikolaou V, Garside R (2016). Attention Restoration Theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part B: Critical Reviews, 19(7), 305-343. Abstract.  Full text.
Hunter JG, Madden RG, Stone AM, Osborne N, Wheeler B, Vine L, Dickson A, Barlow M, Lewis J, Bendall RP, et al (2016). Coastal clustering of HEV; Cornwall, UK. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol, 28(3), 323-327. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood SL, Demougin PR, Higgins S, Husk K, Wheeler BW, White M (2016). Exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and proximity to the coast: a rural/urban perspective. Health and Place, 40, 129-136. Abstract.  Full text.
Salmond JA, Tadaki M, Vardoulakis S, Arbuthnott K, Coutts A, Demuzere M, Dirks KN, Heaviside C, Lim S, Macintyre H, et al (2016). Health and climate related ecosystem services provided by street trees in the urban environment. Environ Health, 15 Suppl 1 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor T, Wheeler BW, Spencer A, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventive Medicine, 91, 383-388. Abstract.  Full text.
Appleby T, Kinsey S, Wheeler B, Cunningham E (2016). The marine biology of law and human health. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(1), 19-27. Abstract.
White M, Pahl S, Wheeler B, Fleming L, Depledge M (2016). The ‘Blue Gym’: What can blue space do for you and what can you do for blue space?. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(01), 5-12.
Bell SL, Wheeler BW, Phoenix C (2016). Using geo-narratives to explore the diverse temporalities of therapeutic landscapes: perspectives from ‘green’ and ‘blue’ settings. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 107, 93-108. Full text.
Wheeler BW, Lovell R, Higgins SL, White MP, Alcock I, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Sabel CE, Depledge MH (2015). Beyond greenspace: an ecological study of population general health and indicators of natural environment type and quality. Int J Health Geogr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cherrie MPC, Wheeler BW, White MP, Sarran CE, Osborne NJ (2015). Coastal climate is associated with elevated solar irradiance and higher 25(OH)D level. Environment International, 77, 76-84. Abstract.  Full text.
Calitri RA, Warren FC, Wheeler B, Chaplin K, Fletcher E, Murdoch J, Richards SH, Taylor R, Varley A, Campbell JL, et al (2015). Distance from practice moderates the relationship between patient management involving nurse telephone triage consulting and patient satisfaction with care. Journal of Health & Place Abstract.  Full text.
Taylor MS, Wheeler BW, White MP, Economou T, Osborne NJ (2015). Research note: Urban street tree density and antidepressant prescription rates—A cross-sectional study in London, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 136(0), 174-179. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bell SL, Phoenix C, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2015). Seeking everyday wellbeing: the coast as a therapeutic landscape. Social Science and Medicine, 142, 56-67. Abstract.  Full text.
Taylor M, Wheeler B, White MP, Economou T, Osborne N (2015). Urban street tree density and antidepressant prescription rates; a cross-sectional study in London, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 174-179.
Bell SL, Phoenix C, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2015). Using GPS and geo-narratives: a methodological approach for understanding and situating everyday green space encounters. AREA, 47(1), 88-96. Author URL.  Full text.
Alcock I, White MP, Lovell R, Higgins SL, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Wheeler BW (2015). What accounts for ‘England’s green and pleasant land’? a panel data analysis of mental health and land cover types in rural England. Landscape and Urban Planning, 142, 38-46. Full text.
Lovell R, Wheeler BW, Higgins SL, Irvine KN, Depledge MH (2014). A systematic review of the health and well-being benefits of biodiverse environments. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev, 17(1), 1-20. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Clark NE, Lovell R, Wheeler BW, Higgins SL, Depledge MH, Norris K (2014). Biodiversity, cultural pathways, and human health: a framework. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29(4), 198-204. Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Wheeler BW, Herbert S, Alcock I, Depledge MH (2014). Coastal proximity and physical activity. Is the coast an underappreciated public health resource?. Preventive Medicine, 69, 135-140. Full text.
Bell SL, Phoenix C, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2014). Green space, health and wellbeing: Making space for individual agency. Health and Place, 30, 287-292. Abstract.  Full text.
Alcock I, White MP, Wheeler BW, Fleming L, Depledge MH (2014). Longitudinal Effects on Mental Health of Moving to Greener and Less Green Urban Areas. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 48(2), 1247-1255. Full text.
Heffley JD, Comber SDW, Wheeler BW, Redshaw CH (2014). Parameterization of pharmaceutical emissions and removal rates for use in UK predictive exposure models: steroid estrogens as a case study. Environ Sci Process Impacts, 16(11), 2571-2579. Abstract.  Author URL.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Coastal proximity, health and well-being: Results from a longitudinal panel survey. Health & Place, 23, 97-103. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wheeler BW, Kothencz G, Pollard AS (2013). Geography of non-melanoma skin cancer and ecological associations with environmental risk factors in England. British Journal of Cancer
Wheeler BW, Kothencz G, Pollard AS (2013). Geography of non-melanoma skin cancer and ecological associations with environmental risk factors in England. Br J Cancer, 109(1), 235-241. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Phoenix C, Osborne NJ, Redshaw C, Moran R, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH, Fleming LE, Wheeler BW (2013). Paradigmatic approaches to studying environment and human health: (Forgotten) implications for interdisciplinary research. Environmental Science and Policy, 25, 218-228. Abstract.
Phoenix C, Osborne NJ, Redshaw C, Moran R, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH, Fleming LE, Wheeler BW (2013). Paradigmatic approaches to studying environment and human health: (Forgotten) implications for interdisciplinary research. Environmental Science and Policy, 25, 218-228. Abstract.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Would you be happier living in a greener urban area? a fixed-effects analysis of panel data. Psychol Sci, 24(6), 920-928. Abstract.  Author URL.
Southward EF, Page AS, Wheeler BW, Cooper AR (2012). Contribution of the school journey to daily physical activity in children aged 11-12 years. Am J Prev Med, 43(2), 201-204. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, White M, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH (2012). Does living by the coast improve health and wellbeing?. Health and Place Full text.
Audrey S, Wheeler BW, Mills J, Ben-Shlomo Y (2012). Health promotion and the social gradient: the free swimming initiative for children and young people in Bristol. Public Health, 126(11), 976-981. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Allen J, Depledge MH, Curnow A (2012). Radon and skin cancer in southwest England:. an ecologic study. Epidemiology, 23(1), 44-52. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lachowycz K, Jones AP, Page AS, Wheeler BW, Cooper AR (2012). What can global positioning systems tell us about the contribution of different types of urban greenspace to children's physical activity?. Health and Place, 18(3), 586-594. Abstract.
Chang S-S, Sterne JAC, Wheeler BW, Lu T-H, Lin J-J, Gunnell D (2011). Geography of suicide in Taiwan: spatial patterning and socioeconomic correlates. Health Place, 17(2), 641-650. Abstract.  Author URL.
Fahmy E, Gordon D, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B (2011). Poverty and place in Britain, 1968-99. Environ Plann A, 43(3), 594-617. Abstract.
Wheeler BW (2010). Book Reviews. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(1), 167-168.
Gunnell D, Wheeler B, Chang SS, Thomas B, Sterne JA, Dorling D (2010). Changes in the geography of suicide in young men: England and Wales 1981-2005. J Epidemiol Community Health Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Cooper AR, Page AS, Jago R (2010). Greenspace and children's physical activity: a GPS/GIS analysis of the PEACH project. Prev Med, 51(2), 148-152. Abstract.  Author URL.
Metcalfe C, Wheeler BW, Gunnell D, Martin RM (2010). International regulatory activity restricting COX-2 inhibitor use and deaths due to gastrointestinal haemorrhage and myocardial infarction. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 19(8), 778-785. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cooper AR, Page AS, Wheeler BW, Griew P, Davis L, Hillsdon M, Jago R (2010). Mapping the walk to school using accelerometry combined with a global positioning system. Am J Prev Med, 38(2), 178-183. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cooper AR, Page AS, Wheeler BW, Hillsdon M, Griew P, Jago R (2010). Patterns of GPS measured time outdoors after school and objective physical activity in English children: the PEACH project. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Chang S-S, Gunnell D, Wheeler BW, Yip P, Sterne JAC (2010). The evolution of the epidemic of charcoal-burning suicide in Taiwan: a spatial and temporal analysis. PLoS Med, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Martin RM, Wheeler BW, Metcalfe C, Gunnell D (2010). What was the immediate impact on population health of the recent fall in hormone replacement therapy prescribing in England? Ecological study. J Public Health (Oxf), 32(4), 555-564. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Metcalfe C, Martin RM, Gunnell D (2009). International impacts of regulatory action to limit antidepressant prescribing on rates of suicide in young people. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 18(7), 579-588. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Metcalfe C, Gunnell D, Stephens P, Martin RM (2009). Population impact of regulatory activity restricting prescribing of COX-2 inhibitors: ecological study. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 68(5), 752-764. Abstract.  Author URL.
Fahmy E, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B, Ballas D, Gordon D, Lupton R (2008). Poverty, Wealth and Place in Britain, 1968 - 2005. Radical Statistics(97), 11-30.
Wheeler BW (2008). SSRIs and young suicides. GP
Wheeler BW, Gunnell D, Metcalfe C, Stephens P, Martin RM (2008). The population impact on incidence of suicide and non-fatal self harm of regulatory action against the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in under 18s in the United Kingdom: ecological study. BMJ, 336(7643), 542-545. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dorling D, Wheeler B, Shaw M, Mitchell R (2007). Counting the 21st Century Children of Britain: the extent of advantage and disadvantage. 21st Century: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, 2, 173-189.
Dorling D, Barford A, Wheeler B (2007). Health impacts of an environmental disaster: a polemic. Environmental Research Letters(2), 1-11.
Wheeler BW, Michell R, Shaw M, Dorling D (2006). 2001 Census: the geography of education in Britain. Geography Review, 1(20), 16-20.
Wheeler BW, Michell R, Shaw M, Dorling D (2006). 2001 Census: the geography of health in Britain. Geography Review, 5(19), 21-25.
Pearce J, Dorling D, Wheeler B, Barnett R, Rigby J (2006). Geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand, 1980-200: the gap widens. Aust N Z J Public Health, 30(5), 461-466. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Rigby JE, Huriwai T (2006). Pokies and poverty: problem gambling risk factor geography in New Zealand. Health Place, 12(1), 86-96. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Mitchell R, Shaw M, Dorling D (2006). The geography of housing in Britain. Geography Review, 3(20), 2-6.
Ballas D, Clarke G, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B (2006). Using geographical information systems and spatial microsimulaton for the analysis of health inequalities. Health Informatics J(12), 65-79.
Mitchell R, Wheeler R, Shaw M, Dorling D (2006). What can the 2001 census tell us about education in Scotland?. Scottish Educational Review, 1(38), 54-60.
Wheeler BW, Ben-Shlomo Y (2005). Environmental equity, air quality, socioeconomic status, and respiratory health: a linkage analysis of routine data from the Health Survey for England. J Epidemiol Community Health, 59(11), 948-954. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW (2004). Health-related environmental indices and environmental equity in England and Wales. Environment and Planning A, 36(5), 803-822. Abstract.
Rivett AC, Shallcross DE, Wood R, Wheeler BW, Gunnell DJ (2003). Deadly Urban Cocktail - Air polution and health in Bristol. Environmental Health Journal, 4-7.
Lawlor DA, Maxwell R, Wheeler BW (2002). Rurality, deprivation, and excess winter mortality: an ecological study. J Epidemiol Community Health, 56(5), 373-374. Author URL.

Chapters

Bell SL, Hollenbeck J, Lovell R, White M, Depledge M (2019). The shadows of risk and inequality within salutogenic coastal waters. In Foley R, Kearns R, Kistemann T, Wheeler B (Eds.) Hydrophilia Unbounded: Blue Space, Health and Place, Routledge Taylor and Francis.
White M, Lovell R, Wheeler B, Pahl S, Voelker S, Depledge M (2017). Blue Landscapes and Public Health. In van den Bosch M, Bird W (Eds.) Landscape and Public Health, Oxford OU.
White MP, Bell S, Jenkin R, Wheeler B, Depledge M (2016). The benefits of blue exercise. In Barton J, Bragg R, Wood C, Pretty J (Eds.) Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-Being, Routledge.
Bell SL, Wheeler BW (2015). Local Environments and Activity in Later Life: Meaningful Experiences in Green and Blue Spaces. In Tulle E, Phoenix C (Eds.) Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life: Critical Perspectives, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Wheeler B, White M, Fleming LE, Taylor T, Harvey A, Depledge MH (2014). Influences of the Oceans on human health and wellbeing. In Bowen R, Depledge MH, Carlarne CP, Fleming LE (Eds.) Oceans and Human Health: Implications for Society and Well-Being, London: Wiley.
Shaw M, Wheeler BW, Mitchell R, Dorling D (2008). Health and disabilty. In Ridge T, Wright S (Eds.) Understanding inequality, poverty and wealth: Policies and prospects, Bristol: the Policy Press.

Conferences

Hunter J, Madden R, Stone A, Osborne N, Wheeler B, Barlow M, Bendall R, Lin N, Henley W, Gaze W, et al (2012). HEPATITIS E (HEV) IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND. GEOGRAPHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS: a CASE CONTROL STUDY.  Author URL.

Reports

Bateman I, Wheeler BW (2018). Bringing Health and the Environment into Decision-Making: the Natural Capital Approach. Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health,  Oxford, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Depledge MH, Lovell R, Wheeler BW, Morrissey KM, White M, Fleming LE (2017). Future of the Sea: Health and Wellbeing of Coastal Communities. Governtment Office for Science,  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/639432/Health_and_Wellbeing_Final.pdf. Abstract.  Full text.
Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2016). Section 3: Indicators of urban green space availability, accessibility and usage, and assessment of their health relevance. World Health Organisation,  Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Publications by year


In Press

Brennan GL, Potter C, de Vere N, Griffith GW, Skjoth CA, Osborne NJ, Wheeler BW, McInnes RN, Clewlow Y, Barber A, et al (In Press). Temperate airborne grass pollen defined by spatio-temporal shifts in community composition. Nature Ecology and Evolution Author URL.  Full text.

2019

Foley R, Kearns R, Wheeler B, Kistemann T (2019). Blue Space, Health and Wellbeing: Hydrophilia Unbounded. Abstract.
Hunter RF, Cleland C, Cleary A, Droomers M, Wheeler BW, Sinnett D, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Braubach M (2019). Environmental, health, wellbeing, social and equity effects of urban green space interventions: a meta-narrative evidence synthesis. Environ Int, 130 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Mizen A, Song J, Fry R, Akbari A, Berridge D, Parker SC, Johnson R, Lovell R, Lyons RA, Nieuwenhuijsen M, et al (2019). Longitudinal access and exposure to green-blue spaces and individual-level mental health and well-being: protocol for a longitudinal, population-wide record-linked natural experiment. BMJ Open, 9(4). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
O Brien L, Ambrose-Oji B, Wheeler B (2019). Mental health and wellbeing: the contribution of trees and forests to diverse populations in Britain. Sante Publique, 31, 163-171. Abstract.
Bratman GN, Anderson CB, Berman MG, Cochran B, de Vries S, Flanders J, Folke C, Frumkin H, Gross JJ, Hartig T, et al (2019). Nature and mental health: an ecosystem service perspective. Sci Adv, 5(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Pasanen TP, White MP, Wheeler BW, Garrett JK, Elliott LR (2019). Neighbourhood blue space, health and wellbeing: the mediating role of different types of physical activity. Environ Int, 131 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Maguire K, Garside R, Poland J, Fleming LE, Alcock I, Taylor T, Macintyre H, Lo Iacono G, Green A, Wheeler BW, et al (2019). Public involvement in research about environmental change and health: a case study. Health, 23(2), 215-233. Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Alcock I, Grellier J, Wheeler BW, Hartig T, Warber SL, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2019). Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing. Sci Rep, 9(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Turner RA, Sainsbury NC, Wheeler BW (2019). The health of commercial fishers in England and Wales: Analysis of the 2011 census. Marine Policy, 106 Abstract.  Full text.
Bell SL, Hollenbeck J, Lovell R, White M, Depledge M (2019). The shadows of risk and inequality within salutogenic coastal waters. In Foley R, Kearns R, Kistemann T, Wheeler B (Eds.) Hydrophilia Unbounded: Blue Space, Health and Place, Routledge Taylor and Francis.

2018

Fleming LE, Leonardi GS, White MP, Medlock J, Alcock I, Macintyre HL, Maguire K, Nichols G, Wheeler BW, Morris G, et al (2018). Beyond climate change and health: Integrating broader environmental change and natural environments for public health protection and promotion in the UK. Atmosphere, 9(7). Abstract.  Full text.
Bateman I, Wheeler BW (2018). Bringing Health and the Environment into Decision-Making: the Natural Capital Approach. Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health,  Oxford, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
O brien L, Ambrose-Oji B, Wheeler B (2018). Mental health and wellbeing: the contribution of trees and forests to diverse populations in britain. Revue Forestiere Francaise, 70(2-4), 309-320. Abstract.
White MP, Elliott LR, Wheeler BW, Fleming LE (2018). Neighbourhood greenspace is related to physical activity in England, but only for dog owners. Landscape and Urban Planning, 174, 18-23. Abstract.  Full text.

2017

White M, Lovell R, Wheeler B, Pahl S, Voelker S, Depledge M (2017). Blue Landscapes and Public Health. In van den Bosch M, Bird W (Eds.) Landscape and Public Health, Oxford OU.
Bell SL, Westley M, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2017). Everyday green space and experienced wellbeing: the significance of wildlife encounters. Landscape Research Full text.
Depledge MH, Lovell R, Wheeler BW, Morrissey KM, White M, Fleming LE (2017). Future of the Sea: Health and Wellbeing of Coastal Communities. Governtment Office for Science,  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/639432/Health_and_Wellbeing_Final.pdf. Abstract.  Full text.
Alcock I, White M, Cherrie M, Wheeler B, Taylor J, McInnes R, Otte im Kampe E, Vardoulakis S, Sarran C, Soyiri I, et al (2017). Land cover and air pollution are associated with asthma hospitalisations: a cross-sectional study. Environment International, 109, 29-41. Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2017). Natural environments and subjective wellbeing: Different types of exposure are associated with different aspects of wellbeing. Health and Place, 45, 77-84. Abstract.  Full text.
Osborne NJ, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Hajat S, Sarran C, Clewlow Y, McInnes RN, Hemming D, White M, Vardoulakis S, et al (2017). Pollen exposure and hospitalization due to asthma exacerbations: daily time series in a European city. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61(10), 1837-1848. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Ohly H, White MP, Wheeler BW, Bethel A, Ukoumunne OC, Nikolaou V, Garside R (2016). Attention Restoration Theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health - Part B: Critical Reviews, 19(7), 305-343. Abstract.  Full text.
Hunter JG, Madden RG, Stone AM, Osborne N, Wheeler B, Vine L, Dickson A, Barlow M, Lewis J, Bendall RP, et al (2016). Coastal clustering of HEV; Cornwall, UK. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol, 28(3), 323-327. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood SL, Demougin PR, Higgins S, Husk K, Wheeler BW, White M (2016). Exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and proximity to the coast: a rural/urban perspective. Health and Place, 40, 129-136. Abstract.  Full text.
Salmond JA, Tadaki M, Vardoulakis S, Arbuthnott K, Coutts A, Demuzere M, Dirks KN, Heaviside C, Lim S, Macintyre H, et al (2016). Health and climate related ecosystem services provided by street trees in the urban environment. Environ Health, 15 Suppl 1 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor T, Wheeler BW, Spencer A, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventive Medicine, 91, 383-388. Abstract.  Full text.
Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2016). Section 3: Indicators of urban green space availability, accessibility and usage, and assessment of their health relevance. World Health Organisation,  Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe.
White MP, Bell S, Jenkin R, Wheeler B, Depledge M (2016). The benefits of blue exercise. In Barton J, Bragg R, Wood C, Pretty J (Eds.) Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-Being, Routledge.
Appleby T, Kinsey S, Wheeler B, Cunningham E (2016). The marine biology of law and human health. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(1), 19-27. Abstract.
White M, Pahl S, Wheeler B, Fleming L, Depledge M (2016). The ‘Blue Gym’: What can blue space do for you and what can you do for blue space?. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(01), 5-12.
Bell SL, Wheeler BW, Phoenix C (2016). Using geo-narratives to explore the diverse temporalities of therapeutic landscapes: perspectives from ‘green’ and ‘blue’ settings. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 107, 93-108. Full text.

2015

Wheeler BW, Lovell R, Higgins SL, White MP, Alcock I, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Sabel CE, Depledge MH (2015). Beyond greenspace: an ecological study of population general health and indicators of natural environment type and quality. Int J Health Geogr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cherrie MPC, Wheeler BW, White MP, Sarran CE, Osborne NJ (2015). Coastal climate is associated with elevated solar irradiance and higher 25(OH)D level. Environment International, 77, 76-84. Abstract.  Full text.
Calitri RA, Warren FC, Wheeler B, Chaplin K, Fletcher E, Murdoch J, Richards SH, Taylor R, Varley A, Campbell JL, et al (2015). Distance from practice moderates the relationship between patient management involving nurse telephone triage consulting and patient satisfaction with care. Journal of Health & Place Abstract.  Full text.
Bell SL, Wheeler BW (2015). Local Environments and Activity in Later Life: Meaningful Experiences in Green and Blue Spaces. In Tulle E, Phoenix C (Eds.) Physical Activity and Sport in Later Life: Critical Perspectives, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Taylor MS, Wheeler BW, White MP, Economou T, Osborne NJ (2015). Research note: Urban street tree density and antidepressant prescription rates—A cross-sectional study in London, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 136(0), 174-179. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Bell SL, Phoenix C, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2015). Seeking everyday wellbeing: the coast as a therapeutic landscape. Social Science and Medicine, 142, 56-67. Abstract.  Full text.
Taylor M, Wheeler B, White MP, Economou T, Osborne N (2015). Urban street tree density and antidepressant prescription rates; a cross-sectional study in London, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 174-179.
Bell SL, Phoenix C, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2015). Using GPS and geo-narratives: a methodological approach for understanding and situating everyday green space encounters. AREA, 47(1), 88-96. Author URL.  Full text.
Alcock I, White MP, Lovell R, Higgins SL, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Wheeler BW (2015). What accounts for ‘England’s green and pleasant land’? a panel data analysis of mental health and land cover types in rural England. Landscape and Urban Planning, 142, 38-46. Full text.

2014

Lovell R, Wheeler BW, Higgins SL, Irvine KN, Depledge MH (2014). A systematic review of the health and well-being benefits of biodiverse environments. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev, 17(1), 1-20. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Clark NE, Lovell R, Wheeler BW, Higgins SL, Depledge MH, Norris K (2014). Biodiversity, cultural pathways, and human health: a framework. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29(4), 198-204. Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Wheeler BW, Herbert S, Alcock I, Depledge MH (2014). Coastal proximity and physical activity. Is the coast an underappreciated public health resource?. Preventive Medicine, 69, 135-140. Full text.
Bell SL, Phoenix C, Lovell R, Wheeler BW (2014). Green space, health and wellbeing: Making space for individual agency. Health and Place, 30, 287-292. Abstract.  Full text.
Wheeler B, White M, Fleming LE, Taylor T, Harvey A, Depledge MH (2014). Influences of the Oceans on human health and wellbeing. In Bowen R, Depledge MH, Carlarne CP, Fleming LE (Eds.) Oceans and Human Health: Implications for Society and Well-Being, London: Wiley.
Alcock I, White MP, Wheeler BW, Fleming L, Depledge MH (2014). Longitudinal Effects on Mental Health of Moving to Greener and Less Green Urban Areas. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 48(2), 1247-1255. Full text.
Heffley JD, Comber SDW, Wheeler BW, Redshaw CH (2014). Parameterization of pharmaceutical emissions and removal rates for use in UK predictive exposure models: steroid estrogens as a case study. Environ Sci Process Impacts, 16(11), 2571-2579. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Wheeler BW (2013). Atlas of epidemic Britain: a twentieth century picture. CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH, 23(1), 121-122. Author URL.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Coastal proximity, health and well-being: Results from a longitudinal panel survey. Health & Place, 23, 97-103. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wheeler BW, Kothencz G, Pollard AS (2013). Geography of non-melanoma skin cancer and ecological associations with environmental risk factors in England. British Journal of Cancer
Wheeler BW, Kothencz G, Pollard AS (2013). Geography of non-melanoma skin cancer and ecological associations with environmental risk factors in England. Br J Cancer, 109(1), 235-241. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Phoenix C, Osborne NJ, Redshaw C, Moran R, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH, Fleming LE, Wheeler BW (2013). Paradigmatic approaches to studying environment and human health: (Forgotten) implications for interdisciplinary research. Environmental Science and Policy, 25, 218-228. Abstract.
Phoenix C, Osborne NJ, Redshaw C, Moran R, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH, Fleming LE, Wheeler BW (2013). Paradigmatic approaches to studying environment and human health: (Forgotten) implications for interdisciplinary research. Environmental Science and Policy, 25, 218-228. Abstract.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Would you be happier living in a greener urban area? a fixed-effects analysis of panel data. Psychol Sci, 24(6), 920-928. Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Southward EF, Page AS, Wheeler BW, Cooper AR (2012). Contribution of the school journey to daily physical activity in children aged 11-12 years. Am J Prev Med, 43(2), 201-204. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, White M, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH (2012). Does living by the coast improve health and wellbeing?. Health and Place Full text.
Hunter J, Madden R, Stone A, Osborne N, Wheeler B, Barlow M, Bendall R, Lin N, Henley W, Gaze W, et al (2012). HEPATITIS E (HEV) IN SOUTH WEST ENGLAND. GEOGRAPHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL FACTORS: a CASE CONTROL STUDY.  Author URL.
Audrey S, Wheeler BW, Mills J, Ben-Shlomo Y (2012). Health promotion and the social gradient: the free swimming initiative for children and young people in Bristol. Public Health, 126(11), 976-981. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Allen J, Depledge MH, Curnow A (2012). Radon and skin cancer in southwest England:. an ecologic study. Epidemiology, 23(1), 44-52. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lachowycz K, Jones AP, Page AS, Wheeler BW, Cooper AR (2012). What can global positioning systems tell us about the contribution of different types of urban greenspace to children's physical activity?. Health and Place, 18(3), 586-594. Abstract.

2011

Chang S-S, Sterne JAC, Wheeler BW, Lu T-H, Lin J-J, Gunnell D (2011). Geography of suicide in Taiwan: spatial patterning and socioeconomic correlates. Health Place, 17(2), 641-650. Abstract.  Author URL.
Fahmy E, Gordon D, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B (2011). Poverty and place in Britain, 1968-99. Environ Plann A, 43(3), 594-617. Abstract.

2010

Wheeler BW (2010). Book Reviews. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(1), 167-168.
Gunnell D, Wheeler B, Chang SS, Thomas B, Sterne JA, Dorling D (2010). Changes in the geography of suicide in young men: England and Wales 1981-2005. J Epidemiol Community Health Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Cooper AR, Page AS, Jago R (2010). Greenspace and children's physical activity: a GPS/GIS analysis of the PEACH project. Prev Med, 51(2), 148-152. Abstract.  Author URL.
Metcalfe C, Wheeler BW, Gunnell D, Martin RM (2010). International regulatory activity restricting COX-2 inhibitor use and deaths due to gastrointestinal haemorrhage and myocardial infarction. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 19(8), 778-785. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cooper AR, Page AS, Wheeler BW, Griew P, Davis L, Hillsdon M, Jago R (2010). Mapping the walk to school using accelerometry combined with a global positioning system. Am J Prev Med, 38(2), 178-183. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cooper AR, Page AS, Wheeler BW, Hillsdon M, Griew P, Jago R (2010). Patterns of GPS measured time outdoors after school and objective physical activity in English children: the PEACH project. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 7 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wheeler BW (2010). Social Inequality and Public Health. [Book Review]. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 32(1), 167-168. Author URL.
Chang S-S, Gunnell D, Wheeler BW, Yip P, Sterne JAC (2010). The evolution of the epidemic of charcoal-burning suicide in Taiwan: a spatial and temporal analysis. PLoS Med, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Martin RM, Wheeler BW, Metcalfe C, Gunnell D (2010). What was the immediate impact on population health of the recent fall in hormone replacement therapy prescribing in England? Ecological study. J Public Health (Oxf), 32(4), 555-564. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Wheeler BW, Metcalfe C, Martin RM, Gunnell D (2009). International impacts of regulatory action to limit antidepressant prescribing on rates of suicide in young people. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, 18(7), 579-588. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Metcalfe C, Gunnell D, Stephens P, Martin RM (2009). Population impact of regulatory activity restricting prescribing of COX-2 inhibitors: ecological study. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 68(5), 752-764. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Shaw M, Wheeler BW, Mitchell R, Dorling D (2008). Health and disabilty. In Ridge T, Wright S (Eds.) Understanding inequality, poverty and wealth: Policies and prospects, Bristol: the Policy Press.
Fahmy E, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B, Ballas D, Gordon D, Lupton R (2008). Poverty, Wealth and Place in Britain, 1968 - 2005. Radical Statistics(97), 11-30.
Wheeler BW (2008). SSRIs and young suicides. GP
Wheeler BW, Gunnell D, Metcalfe C, Stephens P, Martin RM (2008). The population impact on incidence of suicide and non-fatal self harm of regulatory action against the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in under 18s in the United Kingdom: ecological study. BMJ, 336(7643), 542-545. Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Dorling D, Wheeler B, Shaw M, Mitchell R (2007). Counting the 21st Century Children of Britain: the extent of advantage and disadvantage. 21st Century: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, 2, 173-189.
Shaw M, Galobardes B, Lawlor DA, Lynch J, Wheeler B, Davey SG (2007). Handbook of Measures of Socioeconomic Position and Inequalities. Bristol, the Policy Press.
Dorling D, Barford A, Wheeler B (2007). Health impacts of an environmental disaster: a polemic. Environmental Research Letters(2), 1-11.
Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B, Ballas D, Thomas B, Fahmy E, Gordon D, Lupton R (2007). Poverty, wealth and place in Britain 1968 to 2005. Bristol, the Policy Press.
Shaw M, Galobardes B, Lawlor DA, Lynch J, Wheeler B, Smith GD (2007). The handbook of inequality and socioeconomic position: Concepts and measures. Abstract.

2006

Wheeler BW, Michell R, Shaw M, Dorling D (2006). 2001 Census: the geography of education in Britain. Geography Review, 1(20), 16-20.
Wheeler BW, Michell R, Shaw M, Dorling D (2006). 2001 Census: the geography of health in Britain. Geography Review, 5(19), 21-25.
Pearce J, Dorling D, Wheeler B, Barnett R, Rigby J (2006). Geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand, 1980-200: the gap widens. Aust N Z J Public Health, 30(5), 461-466. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Rigby JE, Huriwai T (2006). Pokies and poverty: problem gambling risk factor geography in New Zealand. Health Place, 12(1), 86-96. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Mitchell R, Shaw M, Dorling D (2006). The geography of housing in Britain. Geography Review, 3(20), 2-6.
Ballas D, Clarke G, Dorling D, Rigby J, Wheeler B (2006). Using geographical information systems and spatial microsimulaton for the analysis of health inequalities. Health Informatics J(12), 65-79.
Mitchell R, Wheeler R, Shaw M, Dorling D (2006). What can the 2001 census tell us about education in Scotland?. Scottish Educational Review, 1(38), 54-60.

2005

Wheeler BW, Ben-Shlomo Y (2005). Environmental equity, air quality, socioeconomic status, and respiratory health: a linkage analysis of routine data from the Health Survey for England. J Epidemiol Community Health, 59(11), 948-954. Abstract.  Author URL.
Wheeler BW, Shaw M, Mitchell R, Dorling D (2005). Life in Britain: Using millennial Census data to understand poverty, inequality and place. Bristol, the Policy Press.

2004

Wheeler BW (2004). Health-related environmental indices and environmental equity in England and Wales. Environment and Planning A, 36(5), 803-822. Abstract.

2003

Rivett AC, Shallcross DE, Wood R, Wheeler BW, Gunnell DJ (2003). Deadly Urban Cocktail - Air polution and health in Bristol. Environmental Health Journal, 4-7.

2002

Lawlor DA, Maxwell R, Wheeler BW (2002). Rurality, deprivation, and excess winter mortality: an ecological study. J Epidemiol Community Health, 56(5), 373-374. Author URL.

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External Engagement and Impact

  • I have an ongoing role in working with World Health Organisation for Europe on Urban Greenspace and Health, including participation in expert advisory committees and co-authorship of key WHO Urban green spaces and health report (http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/urban-health/publications/2016/urban-green-spaces-and-health-a-review-of-evidence-2016).
  • I have worked with colleagues on our collaborations with DEFRA and Natural England around the incorporation of health and wellbeing in national environmental policy and delivery, and our work is cited in the 25 year environment plan https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan.
  • I interact extensively with Public Health England (e.g. through the Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change and Health) providing evidence to inform public health and related policy.
  • We have been consulted for and our research has been cited in 2 POSTnotes (Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology evidence summaries) on 1) urban green infrastructure and 2) environment-health linkages http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-0538 http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POST-PN-448
  • I lead the impact project “Informing environmental investment for health and wellbeing” as part of the NERC South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity.
  • I have worked with Cornwall Council since 2015 on using our research to inform the management of public open space for biodiversity, health and wellbeing, supported by ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funding.
  • I have presented our research at venues including the House of Lords Rural Economy Research Group (2015), at DEFRA, and to the Valuing Nature Programme.
  • Since 2013 I have led the Beyond Greenspace blog site (www.beyondgreenspace.net), which we use to disseminate and discuss our research with a wide audience; in 2018 the blog achieved over 8500 views from nearly 3,500 visitors.
  • I have given a range of public/evening lectures on the environment and human health for a range of local organisations e.g. St Agnes Marine Conservation Group, Torbay Hospital Library lecture series.

Conferences and invited presentations

* = Invited Presentation/Keynote or Organised Workshop/Symposium

76

Wheeler, BW (2019) Population scale data linkage methods for an 11-year natural experimental study of green/blue space availability, visits and mental health and wellbeing. International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht, Netherlands, August 2019.

75

Wheeler, BW (2019) National Geographic Roundtable: Planetary Health. Invited discussant.

74

Bateman, IJ, Halleck-Vega, S, Lovell, R and Wheeler, B (2019) Proposals to align the Natural Capital and Planetary Health perspectives, presented at the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health Workshop, Natural Capital: Policy and Practical Applications for Planetary Health, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, 2nd May 2019.

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Wheeler, BW et al (2019) Developing evidence to improve pollen warnings: Species-specific grass pollen and allergies. Public Health England Research and Science Conference. Manchester, April 2019.

*72

Wheeler, BW (2019) Research & Education in Environment and Human Health. Callywith College Academic Academy Lecture Series.

*71

Wheeler, BW (2018) Natural environments and health and wellbeing: Evidence and connections with local/national/international health and environmental policy. Scottish Managed Sustainable Health Network Virtual CPD Invited Presentation. Online, December 2018.

70

Wheeler, BW (2018) Measuring health and wellbeing for an urban green space valuation toolkit. Valuing Nature Programme Annual Conference, Cardiff, Nov 2018.

*69

Wheeler, BW (2018) Are greener (and bluer) cities really better for health? Interdisciplinary perspectives informing environment and public health policy. University of British Columbia Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar, UBC Vancouver, Sept 2018.

*68

Wheeler, BW (2018) Are natural environments good for your health and wellbeing?

What does the evidence say, and why do we need it? Keynote/workshop lead at Tywardreath and Par Parish Neighbourhood Plan Blue Green Health Workshop, Par, July 2018.

*67

Wheeler, BW (2018) Are natural environments really good for your health and wellbeing? What does the evidence say, and why do we need it? Keynote at UniScape 2018, the conference of the European Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention. Bologna, June 2018.

*66

Wheeler, BW (2017) Action from global to local – is it evidence-based? Within Health and Wellbeing Symposium at Valuing Nature Conference. Edinburgh, Oct 2017.

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Wheeler, BW, Lovell, R, Bell, S, White, M, Collings-Costello, N, Partridge, R & Fleming, LE (2017) Promoting public health and wellbeing through collaboration on local authority management of public green/blue space. Public Health England Annual Conference. Warwick, Sept 2017.

*64

Wheeler, BW  (2017) Invited keynote presentation: Natural environments, health and inequalities: evidence and policy. British Sociological Association Conference on Society, Environment and Human Health. Cardiff, Oct 2017.

*63

Wheeler, BW  (2017) Invited presentation: Nature and health: Evidence and action internationally. Natural Health Service Conference, Liverpool, May 2017.

*62

Wheeler, BW  (2017) Expert adviser: GreenS+ QGIS Plugin Demonstration and Workshop, WHO, Bonn, Feb 2017.

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Wheeler, BW, White, MP, Tyrrell, J, Bone, A, Vardoulakis, S & Fleming, LE  (2017) Estimating residential green/blue space exposure in a large UK cohort. International Medical Geography Symposium, Angers, France, July 2017.

*60

Wheeler, BW  (2016) Invited participant: Public Health Dorset “Healthy Places Futures Workshop”, Nov 2016.

*59

Wheeler, BW  (2016) Environmental Data & UK Biobank. GW4 Biobank Workshop, Bristol, Oct 2016.

*58

Wheeler, BW  (2016) Expert adviser: Green space interventions workshop, WHO, Bonn, September 2016.

*57

Wheeler, BW  (2016) Expert adviser: Development of WHO software AirQ+ for the assessment of the health risks of air pollution: assess the impact of green space on health, with special focus on air pollution, WHO, Bonn, June 2016.

*56

Wheeler, BW  (2016) Evidence on links between natural environments, health and wellbeing. Nature Connections 2016, University of Derby, June 2016.

*55

Wheeler, BW  (2016) The great outdoors, physical activity and health. University of Bristol Centre for Exercise, Nutrition & Health Sciences seminar, April 2016.

*54

Wheeler, BW  (2016) Natural environments for population health and wellbeing: Longitudinal and spatial approaches. Natural Capital Project Annual Symposium, Stanford University USA, March 2016.

*53

Wheeler, BW  (2016) Is greenspace really good for you? NHS Sustainability Day, Exeter, March 2016.

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Wheeler, BW & Bell, SL  (2016) Using geographical digital data for understanding health and place. ESRC SWDTC workshop, University of Bath, March 2016.

*51

Wheeler, BW  (2015) Is greenspace really good for you? Evidence on links between natural environments, health and wellbeing. [Invited seminar] Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, Canterbury, Dec 2015.

*50

Wheeler, BW & Lovell, R  (2015) England’s green and pleasant and healthy) land? [Invited presentation & panel discussion]. House of Lords Rural Economy Research Group Annual Meeting, House of Lords, London, Oct 2015.

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Wheeler, BW  (2015) Is greenspace really good for you? Evidence on links between natural environments, health and wellbeing. [Invited presentation] Green Space Wales Seminar/Keep Wales Tidy Green Flag Awards. Cardiff, Oct 2015.

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Wheeler, BW & Depledge, MH  (2015) Measures and indicators of green space availability and accessibility in cities. [Invited presentation and workshop participant] WHO workshop on Urban Green Spaces and Health, developing an WHO urban greenspace indicator. WHO, Bonn, May 2015.

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Wheeler, BW  (2015) Ecosystem services, health and wellbeing. [Invited presentation] PHENOTYPE final conference, University of Staffordshire, April 2015.

*46

Wheeler, BW & Lovell, R  (2015) Beyond Greenspace: How can nature create healthier and wealthier places? [workshop co-convenor] Heseltine Institute for Public Policy & Practice, Liverpool, Jan 2015.

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Wheeler, BW, Higgins, SL & Taylor, T  (2015) Weather-Related Variation in Antidepressant Prescribing: Implications of Climate Change for Population Mental Health. Human Health in the Face of Climate Change: Science, Medicine, and Adaptation. [Presented poster] Barcelona, May 2015.

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Wheeler, BW  (2015) Quantitative Methods. BESS Aquatic biodiversity and human health and wellbeing workshop. UCL, London, April 2015.

*43

Wheeler, BW  (2014) Environmental Public Health Tracking to Advance Environmental Health [invited workshop participant]. Modena, Italy, May 2014.

*42

Wheeler, BW & Warber, S  (2014) “Our Environment Our Mental Health” [Invited presentation]. Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CPD event, Newquay, March 2014.

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White, M & Wheeler, BW  (2014) Subjective well-being and natural environments. European Public Health Conference, Glasgow, November 2014.

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Wheeler, BW, Lovell, R, Higgins, SL, White, MP, Alcock, I, Husk, K, Osborne, NJ, Sabel, C & Depledge, MH  (2014) Beyond Greenspace: Natural environments for health and wellbeing. International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Seattle, August 2014.

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Wheeler, BW  (2014) Beyond Greenspace Geographically combining small area environmental and longitudinal data. ESRC/NCRM Research Methods Festival, Oxford, June 2014.

*38

Wheeler, BW  (2014) Natural environments for health and wellbeing: Inequalities & motivations. Devon Local Nature Partnership launch conference, March 2014.

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Wheeler, BW, Depledge, MH, Pollard, AS, Kothencz, G, Allen, J & Curnow, A  (2013) Geography of non-melanoma skin cancer and environmental risk factors in England [Invited presentation] GeoMed 2013, Sheffield, Sept 2013.

*36

Wheeler, BW, Sabel, C, Wood, Z, Hillsdon, M & Everson, R  (2013) Spatial analysis of GPS data for human health research. [workshop convenor], Exeter, May 2013.

*35

Wheeler, BW  (2013) Beyond Greenspace Research: Beaches, Biodiversity and Bats. [Invited presentation] Building a healthier south west: best practice in health and planning. Plymouth, Feb 2013.

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Wheeler, BW  (2013) Lovell, R, Higgins, SL, White, MP, Alcock, I, Husk, K, Osborne, NJ, Sabel, C & Depledge, MH Natural environments for health and wellbeing: Beyond Greenspace [attended poster]. Public Health England Annual Conference, Warwick, September 2013.

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Wheeler, BW, Kothencz, G & Pollard, AS  (2013) Non-melanoma skin cancer geography and ecological associations with environmental risk factors in England. Environment & Health (International Society for Environmental Epidemiology), Basel, August 2013

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Wheeler, BW, Lovell, R, Higgins, SL, White, MP, Alcock, I, Husk, K, Osborne, NJ, Sabel, C & Depledge, MH  (2013) Beyond Greenspace: Geographical associations between environmental quality and population mental health in rural England. International Medical Geography Symposium, Michigan State University, July 2013

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Wheeler, BW  (2013) Natural environments for health and wellbeing: Beyond Greenspace. ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Intiative network conference, June 2013, London.

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Wheeler, BW  (2013) Personal Technologies and Health. Wellbeing Through Innovation conference, Feb 2013, Truro.

*29

Lovell, R, Higgins, S, Wheeler, BW & Depledge, MH  (2012) Biodiversity and human health. [Convened symposium] British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Dec 2012, Birmingham.

*28

White, MP, Wheeler, BW, Pahl, S & Depledge, MH  (2012) The Blue Gym: Health, Well-Being and Aquatic Environments [Convened symposum] International Association for People-Environment Studies, June 2012, Glasgow.

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Higgins, SH & Wheeler, BW  (2012) Beyond Greenspace: biodiversity, environmental condition and mental health in rural England. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Dec 2012, Birmingham.

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Wheeler, BW, Page, A & Cooper, AR  (2012) Using GPS for high resolution geographical/temporal exposure assessment: opportunities and challenges [poster]. Frontiers in Spatial Epidemiology. Nov 2012, London.

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Wheeler, BW, White, M, Stahl-Timmins, W, Depledge, MH  (2012) Coastal proximity and human wellbeing. International Association of People Environment Studies. June 2012, Glasgow.

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Wheeler, BW, White, M, Depledge, MH  (2011) Just add water: aquatic environments and good public health. European Public Health Conference. November 2011, Copenhagen.

*23

Wheeler, BW, White, M, Redshaw, C and Gaze, W  (2011) Water and Health. Water @ Exeter, October 2011, Exeter.

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Wheeler, BW, Allen, J, Depledge, M & Curnow, A  (2011) Small-area ecological study of environmental radon and skin cancer in south-west England. International Medical Geography Symposium, July 2011, Durham.

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Wheeler, BW  (2011) Radon and skin cancer: translational research opportunities. Centre for Research in Translational Biomedicine, April 2011, Plymouth.

*20

Wheeler, BW  (2011) Putting health on the map. PCMD research seminar, February 2011, Truro.

*19

Wheeler, BW  (2010) Using GPS & GIS for studies of outdoor environments and health and wellbeing [Convened workshop] Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Sept 2010, Belfast.

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Wheeler, BW, Allen, J, Depledge, M & Curnow, A  (2010) Radon and skin cancer in south west England. Cornwall Research Forum, December 2010, Truro.

17

Wheeler, BW  (2010) The Oceans, Coasts and Public Health in the South West. Environmental Research, Business and Innovation in South West England, September 2010, Tremough.

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Wheeler, BW, Gunnell, D, Metcalfe, C & Martin, R  (2009) Regulatory guidance on prescribing selective serotinin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants to young people: ecological study of effects on international suicide trends. Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2009, Newcastle University.

15

Wheeler, BW, Cooper, AR & Page, A  (2009) Using GPS/GIS to understand environmental influences on children and young people’s physical activity: opportunities and challenges. Annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, August 2009, Manchester

14

Wheeler, BW  (2009) Geographical Public Health Research. Poster, DECIPHer centre launch, Cardiff, May 2009.

*13

Wheeler, BW, Rigby, J, Dorling, D, Ballas, D, Thomas, B, Fahmy, E, Gordon, D & Lupton, R  (2008) Poverty, wealth and place in Britain 1968 to 2005 [Invited presentation] Annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, Aug 2008, London.

12

Wheeler, BW  (2007) Deprivation indices and spatial analyses. Session at SWINPHO (South West public health analyst network group) meeting October 2007, Exeter.

*11

Wheeler, BW  (2007) Poverty, wealth and place in Britain 1968 to 2005: Key findings for Wales. Invited paper, Community Housing Cymru Conference, October 2007, Cardiff.

10

Wheeler, BW  (2007) Without geography you’re nowhere… Workshop at South West Public Health Summer School, September 2007, Dartington.

*9

Wheeler, BW & Rigby, JR  (2006) Environmental (In)equity and Health [Convened session] Annual conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, Aug 2006, London.

8

Wheeler, BW & Ben-Shlomo, Y  (2005) Geographical Research with the Health Survey for England: Environmental Health Equity. Presentation at Health Survey for England User Group meeting, July 2005, London.

7

Wheeler, BW & Rigby, J  (2005) Public Health and the ‘G’ in GIS. Sheffield Public Health GIS Network, June 2005, Sheffield.

*6

Wheeler, BW, Shaw, M & Mitchell, R  (2004) Yes Minister? Tackling inequalities: from evidence to policy [Invited workshop]. Joseph Rowntree Foundation Centenary Conference, Dec 2004, York.

5

Wheeler, BW  (2004) Environmental justice in England & Wales: Environmental Health Equity. International Geographical Congress, August 2004, Glasgow.

4

Wheeler, BW & Rigby, J  (2004) Pokies and Poverty. Poster at GISRUK conference, April 2004, UEA, Norwich. Poster competition joint 1st prize winner.

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Wheeler, BW, Ben-Shlomo, Y & Whitley, E  (2002) Small-Area Indices of Potential Environmental Health Risk: Construction and Application to Environmental Health Equity in England and Wales.GeoHealth 2002, Wellington, New Zealand.

2

Wheeler, BW, Ben-Shlomo, Y & Whitley, E  (2002) Environmental and Socio-economic Health Equity in England and Wales.Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2002, University of Liverpool.

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Wheeler, BW  (2001) Using the LS for an assessment of environmental health equity in England and Wales. Longitudinal Study User Group Meeting, 24th April 2001, Institute of Education, London.

Teaching

Dr Wheeler is co-director of the MSc in Environment and Human Health and leads the module “Environmental Science and Population Health” (HPDM030). He also contributes to various other MSc modules, and supervises dissertations.

He contributes a Research Special Study Unit for the 3rd year of the BMBS programme, and leads a statistics workshop for Research SSU students each year. He also delivers occasional lectures to students studying environmental science, geography and on the University of Exeter International Summer School.

Dr Wheeler convenes an occasional short course on GIS for health and environmental research for postgraduate students, research staff and external organisations.

Modules

2018/19


Supervision / Group

Research Fellows

  • Rebecca Lovell
  • Ian Alcock

Postdoctoral researchers

Postgraduate researchers

  • Jane Collingwood
  • Kayleigh Hansford
  • Philip McBride
  • Luke Talbot

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