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 Sian de Bell

Sian de Bell

Impact Fellow

 Knowledge Spa F.076

 

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

Overview

Sian is an Impact Fellow at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH), where she works on the ‘Informing environmental investment for health and wellbeing’ project, funded by the South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP). She joined ECEHH in 2018 to work on Greenkeeper (https://greentoolkit.net/), an Innovate UK project with Vivid Economics and Barton Willmore, which developed a toolkit to value the benefits of urban green spaces.

Previously, Sian studied BSc Biology at the University of Bristol before moving to the University of York for her PhD. This was part of the ESRC Health of Populations and Ecosystems (HOPE) project and investigated the benefits of freshwater blue space for health and well-being. She analysed UK-wide data on the benefits of blue spaces, as well as using qualitative methods to investigate the dual benefits of an urban river restoration project for the environment and human well-being. After finishing her PhD, she worked on a qualitative systematic review of environmental influences on older people’s travel behaviour.

Qualifications

  • 2018 PhD Environment and Health, University of York
  • 2013 BSc (Hons) Biology, University of Bristol

Research

Research interests

Sian’s research interests include: (i) the role of the environment, particularly in terms of its quality, in determining health; (ii) the multiple environmental and social values (monetary and non-monetary) of greenspace and (iii) the translation of green space-health research into policy, planning and environmental health interventions.

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Graham H, de Bell S, Hanley N, Jarvis S, White PCL (2019). Willingness to pay for policies to reduce future deaths from climate change: evidence from a British survey. Public Health, 174, 110-117. Abstract.  Author URL.
Graham H, de Bell S, Flemming K, Sowden A, White P, Wright K (2018). Older people's experiences of everyday travel in the urban environment: a thematic synthesis of qualitative studies in the United Kingdom. Ageing and Society, 1-27. Abstract.
Graham H, de Bell S, Flemming K, Sowden A, White P, Wright K (2018). The experiences of everyday travel for older people in rural areas: a systematic review of UK qualitative studies. Journal of Transport & Health, 11, 141-152.
de Bell S, Graham H, White PCL (2018). The role of managed natural spaces in connecting people with urban nature: a comparison of local user, researcher, and provider views. Urban Ecosystems, 21(5), 875-886.
Hossain MS, Pogue SJ, Trenchard L, Van Oudenhoven APE, Washbourne C-L, Muiruri EW, Tomczyk AM, García-Llorente M, Hale R, Hevia V, et al (2017). Identifying future research directions for biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability: perspectives from early-career researchers. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 25(3), 249-261.
de Bell S, Graham H, Jarvis S, White P (2017). The importance of nature in mediating social and psychological benefits associated with visits to freshwater blue space. Landscape and Urban Planning, 167, 118-127.

Publications by year


2019

Graham H, de Bell S, Hanley N, Jarvis S, White PCL (2019). Willingness to pay for policies to reduce future deaths from climate change: evidence from a British survey. Public Health, 174, 110-117. Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Graham H, de Bell S, Flemming K, Sowden A, White P, Wright K (2018). Older people's experiences of everyday travel in the urban environment: a thematic synthesis of qualitative studies in the United Kingdom. Ageing and Society, 1-27. Abstract.
Graham H, de Bell S, Flemming K, Sowden A, White P, Wright K (2018). The experiences of everyday travel for older people in rural areas: a systematic review of UK qualitative studies. Journal of Transport & Health, 11, 141-152.
de Bell S, Graham H, White PCL (2018). The role of managed natural spaces in connecting people with urban nature: a comparison of local user, researcher, and provider views. Urban Ecosystems, 21(5), 875-886.

2017

Hossain MS, Pogue SJ, Trenchard L, Van Oudenhoven APE, Washbourne C-L, Muiruri EW, Tomczyk AM, García-Llorente M, Hale R, Hevia V, et al (2017). Identifying future research directions for biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability: perspectives from early-career researchers. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 25(3), 249-261.
de Bell S, Graham H, Jarvis S, White P (2017). The importance of nature in mediating social and psychological benefits associated with visits to freshwater blue space. Landscape and Urban Planning, 167, 118-127.

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