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Dr Benedict Wheeler

Dr Benedict Wheeler

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Wheeler is a Senior Research Fellow 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

Research interests

Dr Wheeler's main research interest is the interplay between environment, socio-economic status 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, national and international secondary datasets. He is also interested in methods that apply Global Positioning System (GPS) and other technologies in the study of environment and health and wellbeing.

With Prof Michael Depledge, he leads a small group carrying out research on biodiversity, health and wellbeing, investigating the potentially positive effects of natural environments on population health. He also 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

  • 2017-18: ESRC: Social sensing of health and wellbeing impacts from pollen and air pollution (Co-I). ES/P011489/1. £ 243949 FEC.
  • 2016-18: NERC: Using molecular genetics to understand grass species pollen deposition: enhancing bio-aerosol models and implications for human health (UoE PI). £139,955 FEC (total project £1.2m)
  • 2016-20: EC Horizons 2020: BlueHealth: Linking Up Environment, Health and Climate for Inter-sector Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Rapidly Changing Environment (co-I). €5,998,671 FEC.
  • 2016-19: Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust/UEMS joint PhD studentship (PI). Transforming Lives and Landscapes: Health and wellbeing impacts of a wetland environmental improvement programme. £71,636.
  • 2016: ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (University of Exeter): Biodiversity, health and wellbeing in Cornwall’s Public Open Space (PI). Project Co-Creation Award with Cornwall Council. £18,740 + £28,004 in-kind/match (total project £46,744)
  • 2016-17: Eaga Charitable Trust. Modelling the impact of fuel poverty and energy efficiency on health (PI). £22,854
  • 2015: MRC MED-MI Pilot Project: Childhood Obesity and Neighbourhood Environments. £4,975
  • 2015: ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (University of Exeter): Biodiversity, health and wellbeing in Cornwall’s Public Open Space. Social Policy Network with Cornwall Council. £3,115.
  • 2014-15: Defra Social Science Research Fellowship on the Natural Environment and Human Health (co-I/ mentor). £98,754.
  • 2012-14: ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative: Beyond Greenspace: linking ecological, socioeconomic and health data to deepen our understanding of relationships between nature, health and wellbeing (PI). £197,470 FEC. ES/K002872/1.
  • 2014: Humanities & Social Science Strategy, University of Exeter: Social determinants of public perceptions of climate change adaptation: secondary analysis and networking (development funding) (Co-I). £7860.
  • 2013: EPSRC/University of Exeter Bridging the Gaps: Spatial analysis of GPS data for human health research (development funding) (PI). £3,325. BTG6/3.
  • Oct 2012- Sept 2016 FP7 ENV 2012: Bottom-up Climate Adaptation Strategies towards a Sustainable Europe (BASE) (co-investigator for ECEHH component, c.€7.5m total programme cost).
  • July-Dec 2012: University of Exeter Open Innovation Fund: inhabitat feasibility/pilot study (co-applicant). £22,270.
  • Jan-Nov 2012: EPSRC Bridging the Gaps: Developing a working group for hazard and risk assessment of mining-related impacts (co-applicant). £4,069. BTG3/16.
  • 2011-2014: European Social Fund/Combined Universities in Cornwall PhD studentship. Perceptions and Use of Greenspace Areas: Implications for Landscape Design, Health and Well-Being (co-applicant). £80,000.
  • May-December 2011: Cornwall Council: Appraisal of the Value of Green Infrastructure on the Economy, Health and Social Wellbeing in Cornwall (tender, co-applicant). £98,700.
  • 2005-2006: Joseph Rowntree Foundation: Understanding the transformation of the prospects of places (co-applicant). £72,000.
  • 2003: New Zealand Ministry of Health. Problem Gambling Geography of New Zealand (co-applicant). NZ$30,000 (c. £10,000). 

Research Students

  • 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, p/t). Primary supervisor, joint with Public Health England/NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change and Health.
  • 2016- MRes The public health impacts of pollen on allergic rhinits and asthma (Luke Talbot). Primary supervisor.
  • 2013- PhD Solar irradiance, vitamin D, and dental health (Jane Collingwood, p/t). 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, technical advisor. Awarded 2008.

 

 

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Key publications


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.
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.

Publications by category


Books

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.
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

White M, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (In Press). Natural environments and subjective well-being: Different types of nature exposure are associated with different aspects of wellbeing. Health & PLace, In press 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.
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. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 15 Author URL.
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 MP, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Fleming LEF, Depledge MH (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
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

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

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

White M, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (In Press). Natural environments and subjective well-being: Different types of nature exposure are associated with different aspects of wellbeing. Health & PLace, In press 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.
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. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 15 Author URL.
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 MP, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Fleming LEF, Depledge MH (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
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.

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.

Committee/panel activities

Society for Social Medicine

Outdoors and Health Network

Geography of Health Research Group, Royal Geographical Society with IBG

International Physical Activity and the Environment Network

GPS-Health Research Network


Invited lectures

  1. Wheeler, BW (2017) Expert adviser: GreenS+ QGIS Plugin Demonstration and Workshop, WHO, Bonn, Feb 2017.
  2. Wheeler, BW (2016) Invited lecture: Vitamin Sea? Coasts, health and wellbeing. St Agnes Marine Conservation Group, Dec 2016.
  3. Wheeler, BW (2016) Invited participant: Public Health Dorset “Healthy Places Futures Workshop”, Nov 2016.
  4. Wheeler, BW (2016) Environmental Data & UK Biobank. GW4 Biobank Workshop, Bristol, Oct 2016.
  5. Wheeler, BW (2016) Expert adviser: Green space interventions workshop, WHO, Bonn, September 2016.
  6. 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.
  7. Wheeler, BW (2016) Evidence on links between natural environments, health and wellbeing. Nature Connections 2016, University of Derby, June 2016.
  8. Wheeler, BW (2016) The great outdoors, physical activity and health. University of Bristol Centre for Exercise, Nutrition & Health Sciences seminar, April 2016.
  9. Wheeler, BW (2016) Natural environments for population health and wellbeing: Longitudinal and spatial approaches. Natural Capital Project Annual Symposium, Stanford University USA, March 2016.
  10. Wheeler, BW (2016) Is greenspace really good for you? NHS Sustainability Day, Exeter, March 2016.
  11. Wheeler, BW & Bell, SL (2016) Using geographical digital data for understanding health and place. ESRC SWDTC workshop, University of Bath, March 2016.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Wheeler, BW (2015) Ecosystem services, health and wellbeing. [Invited presentation] PHENOTYPE final conference, University of Staffordshire, April 2015.
  17. 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.
  18. Wheeler, BW (2014) Environmental Public Health Tracking to Advance Environmental Health [invited workshop participant]. Modena, Italy, May 2014.
  19. Wheeler, BW & Warber, S (2014) “Our Environment Our Mental Health” [Invited presentation]. Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CPD event, Newquay, March 2014.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Lovell, R, Higgins, S, Wheeler, BW & Depledge, MH (2012). Biodiversity and human health. [Convened symposium] British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Dec 2012, Birmingham.
  24. 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.
  25. Wheeler, BW & Lovell, R (2011) Health and the natural environment [Invited public lecture] South Devon NHS Innovation, Education and Research Directorates, Nov 2011, Torbay.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.

Media Coverage

“Does living by the coast improve health and wellbeing?” (June 2012)

“Radon and skin cancer in south west England” (Nov 2011)  

Dr Wheeler leads the module “Environmental Science and Population Health” (HPDM030) for the MSc in Environment and Human Health, and contributes to various other MSc modules, and supervises dissertations.

He contributes a Research in Action Special Study Unit for the 4th year of 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.

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